Computershare Loan Services has donated £10,000 from its Charity Donations Fund to the Trussell Trust, the charity which supports a nationwide network of 1,200 food bank centres providing emergency food to people in the UK.
The mortgage servicer sets aside £20,000 annually for its donations fund to help prevent financial hardship and support those experiencing money problems.
By donating £10,000 to the Trussell Trust, Computershare Loan Services says it hopes to play a part in supporting people who require emergency food and need to use food banks as they are unable to afford the basics because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Samantha Stapley, chief operating officer at the Trussell Trust, said: “As the coronavirus outbreak develops, more people are likely to need a food bank’s help.
“Our teams are working tirelessly to ensure that food banks are able to remain open and have the necessary stocks to respond to this crisis.
“Computershare’s support means we can remain agile to respond to the fast-changing situation and ensure food banks continue to provide the lifeline of emergency food and additional support for people in crisis. Thank you.”
Andrew Jones, CEO of Computershare Loan Services, added: “These are particularly trying times for many households, and we believe that supporting the Trussell Trust will mean we can help lend assistance to people who need it most particularly during the pandemic.
“In the past two years, we’ve been able to give support to a wide variety of organisations doing wonderful work helping those with financial difficulties — as well as those focused on widening understanding of money and how best to avoid hardship — and we look forward to doing so again later this year.”
Computershare Loan Services has given more than £40,000 to UK charities focused on issues relating to financial difficulties since the October 2017 launch of its Charity Donations Fund.
It is now accepting applications for up to £5,000 for its next round of funding. The next application deadline is 31 October 2020 with funds awarded in November 2020. The application form is available to download here.