Support

Telephone Support Group
Botley Church have set up a telephone support group.  If you would like to be a part of this to remain connected to church please telephone the office 01489 782445 or email office@bcd-churches.org.uk

Supporting Local Food Banks
Food banks have indicated that they require more donations as the pandemic continues.

If you are managing to secure online food deliveries you will know that some supermarkets are capping the number of items you can buy.  If you do not need to use the full allowance, please think about making up the difference with items for food banks.

If you live in Botley, Hedge End Food Centre can be supported by making a bank transfer to sort code: 20 69 34, account no. 00801674, with “Food Centre” in the reference field. The collection box for food is located at the front of All Saints’ Church.  It’s good to see it being used and food deposited as part of your exercise allocation.

If you live in Durley or Curdridge, Meon Valley Food Bank can be supported by making an online donation at  www.meonvalleyfoodbank.co.uk/donate.  The collection boxes for food are located at the porches of our churches at Holy Cross, Durley and St. Peter’s, Curdridge.  Please deposit food as part of your exercise allocation.

Accessing Food Banks to help you or others
If you or a household you know in Botley need food because they cannot afford it please phone the BCD office on 01489 782455 who can provide you/them with a referral for food from the Hedge End Food Centre.

Useful fundraising information
If you’re involved in a community group, charity, education group etc, did you know that there is a community funding pot via Hampshire County Council councillors which you could apply to: www.hants.gov.uk/community/grants/grants-list/county-councillor

Funding Central is a grant database and is free to use by organisations with an annual income under £100,00: www.fundingcentral.org.uk

Great advice and links for young people aged 11-30
The Princess Trust has some great resources for young people including those who are on hold from education or just not sure what to do and looking  for ideas, as well as young people who entrepreneurial who are interested in/ have already started their own business etc www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people

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