Everyone is facing isolation, financial hardship and uncertainty globally.
Now more than ever it’s really important for us to support and uplift our local communities and businesses.
Sustainable London caterers Elysia have partnered with local suppliers, sourcing their surplus produce to create Home-Cooked Meals, Pesto, Fermented Vegetables, Jams and other delicious products. You can also order essential groceries direct from local artisanal producers.
East end social enterprise Bikeworks have adapted their business model to meet the needs of right now. They’re working with their community partners on the ground to provide a cycle delivery service to get essential supplies, medicines and food to those who are most vulnerable during this period of self-isolation.
Social distancing and the lock down measures across the world is destroying our economy, but it is also significantly reducing our greenhouse emissions and improving our air quality.
Can we strike a balance in the post-lockdown economy?
Food banks in Hackney are really struggling with donations.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on stricter social distancing measures, keep an eye on the Trussell Trust website about how you can donate urgent food items in your area.
East London Cares, a local charity connecting younger and older neighbours, have suspended all of their social clubs to protect the community.
To continue supporting older neighbours who may feel lonely at this time, they are collecting letters, stories, drawings, video messages, poems and book and film recommendations to show them we’re thinking of them.
London Fields member My Green Partner is bringing people in need and isolation their shopping and home deliveries from the best local stores in East London with reinforced sanitary protocols.
It will be all sourced from small businesses which will suffer in the coming days and weeks.
Members Spacehive are crowdfunding: In our own borough of Tower Hamlets, First Love Foundation supports people in crisis to get their lives back on track by providing food and care.
CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets. They had to cancel their Mid City meets Venice event – so they’ve compiled a list of restaurants, stores, florists, and others along the route that are open for business and could use your support!
Our community partner Covenant House California are working hard to not only support the youth inside their shelter, but also to help the homeless population on the streets around Hollywood.
Donate or volunteer at one of these local funds or organizations.
LA2050 is a community-guided initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles. The grants challenge is an open call for ideas to make Los Angeles County the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live. A total of $1M will be awarded among 25 organizations—five per goal category—to implement their ideas to turn inspiration into impact.
Lisbon Member and product designer at Gaspard+Bruno, Ana Rodrigues has created an independent platform to list small businesses across the entire country – cafes, grocery stores, bakeries, laundries, wine shops, etc – which are still doing deliveries or pick up services.
Lisbon City Council has started a new initiative Rede de Solidária de Lisboa Covid-19 to gather volunteers to support the most vulnerable during this crisis – the elderly, people with disabilities and suspected cases of Covid-19 in isolation.
Support includes grocery shopping, delivering food and medicine, walking pets and other related tasks.
Consultancy Deloitte Portugal has put together a report with support measures for companies and employees to helps us navigate these unprecedented times.
Based on the Portuguese Governments recently implemented measures, this includes tax measures, economic and activity funding, and support for continuity of business activities and employment.
Urban arts & music festival Iminente is hosting a special emergency edition on their instagram, on Saturday 4 April from 4pm until 11.20pm.
Tickets are donation based and all profits go towards supporting two reference hospitals for coronavirus cases in Lisbon and Porto.
The line-up is brilliant – be sure not to miss it!
Our favourite king of the coals Shay Ola joined forces with East Mambo to create a fusion BBQ menu to be delivered around the city – to help break the monotony of quarantine.
Tech4 Covid-19 is bringing together the tech community to come up and work on solutions to ease this pandemic’s consequences.
These include ways to support health professionals and source hospital equipment, optimise health and education services, facilitate shopping and deliveries.