Coronavirus Response

Updated 11th January 2022

Since 30th March 2020 BCDC continued to responded to the impact that Coronavirus had on our community. Although we were forced to physically close our 3 community owned buildings, we have never closed the organisation and our staff and volunteers worked hard either from home or in person.

We were able to source grants to provide the following support:-

  • 10,649 bags of food and essential supplies to be distributed
  • 3,345 people helped with small crisis payments
  • £150,000 distributed to and supporting smaller organisations in the area that have barriers to access funding

Although we can no longer provide the same level of assistance, be re-assured BCDC are still here to help. If you are struggling to manage you can contact us and we will do our best to find a solution to your problem.

We cannot put into words how much our staff and volunteers have enjoyed the journey. There have been downs, setbacks and disappointments but the ups have overwritten any negatives. A huge thank you goes out to all our partners and donators, without whom responding would have been so much more difficult. 

We must take time to remember the local people we lost and we send our condolences to their friends and families. It is important everyone is kind to themselves and stays safe, happy and healthy.


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Some of BCDC's Superheroes

BCDC Staff Meeting Shellsuit Boab (aka Stephen Purdon)

All Saints Secondary School Teachers Donating Bags of Food