Bridging The Gap - Awards for All
We have been busy working on a special project funded by the Big Lottery Awards for All fund. Please see monthly reports into this work by the Gateshead Roma Kavarna below.
We started this project just as the Covid-19 pandemic struck and so had to improvise quickly and in March we moved from a physical drop-in to online and telephone-based work. Despite this we have managed to do a lot to help the Roma community in Gateshead. In this project we have helped the Roma community in Gateshead with many issues, including the following: avoiding debt and dealing with various government agencies , getting information to people about the EU Settled Status process and perhaps most importantly helping people to understand what was happening regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. We have liaised with a number of local organisations during this project, including Citizens Advice Gateshead, Northumbria Police, the Children's Society, Kelvingrove Primary School and the Spirit of Christmas Fund, Feeding Familes, the Salvation Army and Cash for Kids, who helped members of the Roma community to have a better Christmas in 2020. We have held discussions with Tyneside Mind about future work together. Our thanks also to Fareshare, who have helped the Roma community with food donations, during this dificult time and to all other groups mentioned in the reports below.
Our great thanks as well of course to the Big Lottery, Awards for All for their generous funding for this project.
Bridging the Gap Project Monthly Updates
Click on the links to download the reports for each month
Bridging the Gap Project Update January-March 2021
Bridging the Gap Project Update December 2020
Bridging the Gap Project Update November 2020