Everyone Matters Fund
From April 2020 to November 2020, the Everyone Matters Fund (EMF) was set up as our response to the coronavirus global pandemic.
We raised money, largely from within Freedom Church, to help provide the following support to people impacted by Covid-19:
1. Cash payments, where income had been lost
2. Financial support, to buy food and other essentials
3. Funding for medical treatment, so people could get the care they need
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to:
Raise over £107,000
Support over 12,300 people
Make 241 grants into 18 nations
60% of the support was provided to people with no connection to Freedom Church.
The financial support was distributed geographically as follows:
North America 1%
The costs of running the fund were around 2.3% of total income, and comprised almost entirely of financial transaction charges (eg, bank charges).
How Did the EMF Help People in Need?
All of the grants approved by the EMF focused on providing assistance with a number of compelling needs. These included:
Helping thousands of people navigate loss of income to cover the basics: food and accommodation. EMF helped a lot of individuals and families, many in vulnerable communities (including refugees and children).
Ensuring people were able to access the medication and treatment they needed, including Covid-19 treatment.
We are hugely grateful to everyone who contributed to the Everyone Matters Fund. Your support provided a vital lifeline to people all around the world when they most needed it.
If you have any questions about the Everyone Matters Fund, please email us, or contact us via social media messaging platforms.