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TCT expands its support communities thanks to generous grant from the Charities Aid Foundation

“We were very pleased and proud to be able to offer assistance to TCT to help them expand their Covid-19 related work supporting communities”

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Transforming Communities Together expands its Covid-19 related work to support communities thanks to generous grant from the Charities Aid Foundation

Thanks to generous funding from CAF – the Charities Aid Foundation, Transforming Communities Together, (TCT) has been expanding its work throughout the Black Country, Staffordshire and northern Shropshire to ensure that all people and communities can thrive and flourish!

TCT’s CEO Rev Dr David Primrose said:

“We are delighted to be working with the Charities Aid Foundation to expand our capability to support people during these difficult times. Covid-19 has had a big impact on the West Midlands, especially in communities where there are existing economic and health inequalities. We are delighted to be using this generous donation to expand the range of support and empowerment that we are able to offer to local communities.”

One of the most exciting results from the funding is the development of new online resources by TCT’s Modern Slavery Campaigner – Debbie Huxton. Debbie explains:

With the support of CAF, we have been able to invest in the equipment needed to continue to raise awareness of those trapped in modern slavery during lockdown. We have developed a podcast available on Apple and Google podcasts, as well as other sites called “Hidden in Plain Sight” which allows people to learn from Modern Slavery experts. We have also produced a series of YouTube videos to help members of churches recognise and respond to God’s call of compassion and justice in the Bible and work together against Modern Slavery.
TCT has also invested in Hate Crime awareness, running now a series of events with Wolverhampton based Victim Support to raise awareness of this common and sadly very debilitating crime. TCT’s Senior Development Worker James Henderson explains:


“Victims and witnesses of hate crimes and hate incidents often find it difficult to report the matter and suffer in silence, sometimes for years. It’s brilliant to work with the Hate Crime team at Victim Support to raise awareness of this crime and empower people to recognise and respond to it. The online based sessions have proved to be very popular, so we’ve even had to add on extra dates to our Eventbrite page!”

TCT team members are also working with a range of partners to support those who have become financially distressed by the Covid-19 crisis, helping them to make the best financial choices at a critical point in their lives through the ‘Covid Cash Recovery Course’.

Monica Brown, CAF's Head of Charity Advisory and Programmes, said:
"The Charities Aid Foundation's Coronavirus Emergency Fund was set up to help small charities, non-profits and social enterprises that were struggling amid the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. We were very pleased and proud to be able to offer assistance to TCT to help them expand their Covid-19 related work supporting communities throughout the Black Country, Staffordshire and northern Shropshire."