Chapel & York has launched a free emergency membership, giving charities the opportunity to access international funding and secure tax benefits for donors. Grant funding is also being made available twice a month to increase charities’ access to cash during a time when it is urgently needed.
The financial uncertainty and widespread fear brought on by the COVID-19 crisis is dramatically impacting charities around the world. Without immediate access to the vital funds they rely upon from international donors, their work—and even their organisation itself—is at risk.
Chapel & York has announced the launch of an emergency programme to accelerate the process through which charitable organisations can receive urgent funding. Offered through Chapel & York foundations in the UK, US, Netherlands, Singapore and Hong Kong, charities will be given a cost-free designated membership, allowing them to offer their international donors an immediate and effective method for giving.
“Many charities are desperate for funds to maintain or increase their work right now,” says Nancy Bikson, Managing Director of Chapel & York.
“Working closely with the fundraising and charity sectors, we’ve seen a significant lag in getting resources where they are needed. We are trying to be responsive to that need.”
In light of the many logistical and physical obstacles people are facing globally, this emergency programme intends to smooth the journey of giving internationally for donor and charity alike.