Hundreds of frontline charities benefit from £2m fund

Insurer NFU Mutual has fully distributed a £2m fund to support local frontline charities amid the Covid-19 pandemic and to help communities recover from the crisis.

The Agency Giving Fund was announced earlier this year to give the insurer’s network of agencies the chance to nominate frontlines charities to “receive a donation during these challenging times”.

This has been fully distributed to more than 300 charities UK wide, according to the insurer.

Among those to benefit is Bristol based charity Kinergy, which provides counselling to survivors of sexual abuse and violence.

It has received more than £6,000 after being nominated by the insurer’s Clifton Agency. The money has been used by the charity to improve accessibility for people with disabilities to its counselling support.

Another to receive a donation of more than £6,000 through the fund Is Ayreshire Cancer Support, after being nominated by NFU Mutual’s Kilmarnock office.

The money has been used to provide free transport to hospital and health appointments to people living in the area affected by cancer.

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