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CORONAVIRUS Emergency funding lifeline Ealing Council has set up a £1.5million COVID-19 Emergency Fund to aid essential community services across the borough. It will provide grant funding for: n   Food assistance – the council, voluntary and charity organisations delivering food to people vulnerable to COVID-19 n  Childcare provision – providers of childcare, including nursery schools n   Community service providers – carrying out vital services to the elderly, vulnerable and young n   Voluntary sector organisations – which are working to address the challenges caused by COVID-19 and not covered by the above groups n   Exceptional hardship – for individuals experiencing great difficulty because of COVID-19. Find out more at Go to Ealing Together to: n Request support for yourself or someone else, or call 020 8825 7170 n Volunteer time or resource n Make a cash donation to a local charity n Find out about other ways to support the COVID19 response in Ealing. In addition to these measures, a further £8million has been ringfenced by the council to deal with other impacts on the community – and a new council tax support scheme will help relieve the burden on those hit financially. The council has pledged to also support those who are self-employed and businesses it works with. Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for finance and leisure, said: “If you are worried about your income, including those who are self-employed, our new council tax support scheme is there for you if you need it. We will also make sure the businesses that we contract with get paid and that they get paid earlier than normal.” Read the full story and watch a video at Help us spread the word If you use social media, please share the web address via WhatsApp, Twitter and any other applications that you think might help us reach more people faster. Likewise, use the hashtags #EalingTogether and #DoSomethingGoodEaling to help us spread the word and get people connected to the help they need. around ealing   Coronavirus 5