Covid-19 Support

Sandwell African Women Association

COVID-19 Support

This project has been funded by:

Our sincerest gratitude goes to the Heart of England Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Resilience Fund. Without your financial assistance, this emergency appeal to support the most vulnerable people in our community would not take place. Your kind support has been detrimental during this difficult time for the elderly refugee women from the Black country:

  • If we weren’t able to provide this support, we would have assisted to catastrophic situations whereby vulnerable elderly women would not have access to nutritious food, sanitary products and get their medications delivered to them.


  • This grant has been a solution to numerous issues that our organisation has supported the elderlies (food supplies, buy and send food to them, find first necessity hygiene products for them and supply these to them, etc) considering their access to shops is currently limited by their mobility, their avoidance of public transport as well as their weak physical ability to line up in long queues in front of supermarkets early morning for long time to purchase foodstuffs.


  • It is very important that grant makers respond quickly to issues in communities. Your example is to be followed by many grant makers during this critical time because yours was very expedite response to numerous grassroots organisations which appealed for fund. In less than a week, funding was made available. Thank you for your support indeed.

Since the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, women from SAWA mobilised themselves to proactively provide emergency support to socially isolated and vulnerable elderly people. The group has set up an emergancy support group to help elderly women from the African Community affected by the coronavirus. From Mid-March 2020 onwards until end of July 2020, the group has been directly helping these elderly women from the wide city of Birmingham, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Sandwell affected by coronavirus poverty. The group has been delivering and continues to do so, by giving access to food, toiletries, basic necessities, etc. to help elderly women in isolation.

Funded by John Lewis Corona Emergancy Fund during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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