Community Projects & COVID 19
Our EMG Community Fund was set up in December 2019 with the support of County Durham Community Foundation and has enabled us to support a range of community initiatives so far.
In the first round of funding in January 2020, we set up our EMG Community Group to involve members of our team and we were able to donate £20,000 in support of:
• Newcastle Women’s Aid, to provide DAFS (Domestic Abuse Flexible Support) services
• The Millin Charity – a Local Enterprise Gateshead project
• Laurel Avenue Association, who provide peer support for disadvantaged young women to provide positive experiences.
In August 2020 we supported Bowes FC with a donation to renovate their clubhouse, helping to bring a community facility back into use at a time when it’s needed most. As well as supporting Clart About, a charity tackling social isolation amongst new mothers. More recently, in June 2021, we donated to Durham City Youth Project (DCYP), a specialist detached and outreach youth work charity in County Durham, providing street-based support to vulnerable young people since 1967.
COVID 19 Emergency Fund
The team at EMG Solicitors, like many, are very thankful for the work being undertaken by key workers, front line staff and those many charities who are seeing a huge demand on their services during the pandemic.
Recognising this, and as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our wider community at this time, EMG Solicitors contributed a further £2,500 to the Foundation’s COVID Emergency Fund which launched at the end of March 2020.
Our contribution, along with other donations from the County Durham Community Foundation and support from the National Emergency Trust, has resulted in awards of over £900,000 now to groups who are dedicated to supporting those in need across County Durham with over 120,000 beneficiaries!
Updated July 2021