Many residents of Ilkley would like to donate, specifically to those affected by Coronavirus. Whilst there is already an established Ilkley Coronavirus Response Group which has handled initial donations, the scale of the donations, auditing processes and distribution of funds is proving a challenge. Ilkley Round Table was approached, with the blessing of Response Group, to assist in creating and managing the "central" Ilkley Coronvirus funding platform. Since 1949 Ilkley Round Table have openly and transparently raised and donated money to most charities and organisations within Ilkley & District. Every penny raised has been distributed in a professional and timely manner. The organisation is a registered charity with internal audits, trustees and audited accounts.
Donations shall be ring-fenced within our charity account. Regular updates of totals collected/ donated will be posted on our website: IlkleyResponse.co.uk.
We appreciate there are short, medium & long term requirements that will need to be met by this fund. Initially, priorities such as ensuring our ageing town population have adequate food, medication & support then moving on to support the mental health impact on all residents, loss of income and poverty, domestic violence etc.
With all funding requests, we appreciate there may be a surplus when this national emergency has passed. As per our Round Table ethos the Ilkley Coronavirus Group have identified several Ilkley charities & organisations that will benefit from and surplus monies including; Ilkley Good Neighbours, Ilkley Food Bank, Clarke Foley, CABAD to name but a few.