The Coronavirus outbreak is an exceptional event unlike any other we have seen in our lifetimes. Its reach across all sectors and into everyone’s lives has been unprecedented, and although the initial emergency phase of the pandemic can be considered to have ended, the virus remains a present threat and many challenges lie ahead, not least with the occurrence of further lockdown restrictions.
This report takes a look at this crisis and what it has meant for communities in Devon since it began. We tell the story of the community response that has helped the most vulnerable through these unprecedented times, and of our work to support it.
In this report we marked over £1 million of emergency funds that we distributed to charities, community and voluntary groups in Devon. You can read some of their stories and find out what we’ve learned about how we can carrying on supporting them, as we all continue to work through this unprecedented event.
3rd December 2020