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COVID-19 Update - 25th March 2020

We recognise that these are unprecedented and exceptionally challenging times for all of us working in the voluntary sector.

In line with Government advice and to protect the health of our staff and trustees, and minimise the risk of spreading the virus, we have taken the decision to close the Charity’s office and to cancel our trustee meetings planned for April and May.

Trustees understand that there is a lot of anxiety in the local voluntary sector and would like to reassure our partners and beneficiaries that despite the very substantial fall in value of its investment funds, the Earley Charity will undertake to meet all of its existing commitments during 2020 (Earley Charity Worker Grants and others), whatever arrangements are having to be made during the period of coronavirus lockdown (including Earley Charity workers not be able to work). In the light, however, in the fall of the value of our fund, plus the fact that the Earley Charity has no other source of income and the office cannot be normally staffed at present, reluctantly Trustees have to announce that new applications for funding unfortunately cannot be considered at this present time.

We are constantly monitoring the situation and are looking at ways to adapt our operations to enable us to resume grant-making as soon as possible. Any developments in this regard will be posted here.

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The Earley Charity is a local grant-making charity serving Earley and east Reading. Its history goes back some 300 years.  We make grants to local individuals in need and to voluntary and community organisations which work in our area of benefit.

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