NFU Mutual agencies across Norfolk help build community resilience with £32k funding boost for YANA and Norfolk Community Foundation.
NFU Mutual Agents and their staff across Norfolk, with offices in Norwich, North Walsham, Holt, Hethersett and Swaffham, are delighted to have nominated two Norfolk-based charities to receive donations from NFU Mutual’s Agency Giving Fund.
YANA and the Norfolk Community Foundation will receive donations of £16,129 each from the national £2m ‘Agency Giving Fund’, launched by NFU Mutual’s Head Office.
In light of the national emergency our country is continuing to face, NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, announced this £2million fund in February to help local frontline charities during 2021. This follows £1million of support delivered by NFU Mutual’s Agency Giving Fund in 2020, which helped charities across many sectors to keep their life-changing services going throughout the pandemic.
To ensure these donations reach all corners of the UK and are directed where they’re needed most, NFU Mutual’s Agents, with over 300 offices nationwide, have been given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund. The funds will be distributed over 16 weeks from the end of February, offering support as lockdown measures continue to impact our communities. NFU Mutual agencies in Norfolk came together and decided to pool their donations, allowing them to provide a larger funding boost to YANA and the Norfolk Community Foundation.
YANA offers specific mental health support to those involved with farming or other rural businesses in Norfolk and the surrounding areas, providing confidential support and counselling, building understanding of mental health and investing in Mental Health First Aid training and suicide prevention. NFU Mutual’s donation will support YANA to continue delivering their vital counselling sessions, funding 200 hours of counselling and provide Mental Health First Aid courses which could be life changing for 35 people.
The Norfolk Community Foundation donation will go to support the Sir Norman Lamb Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. This aims to support the mental wellbeing of children, teenagers and young adults in Norfolk. The funding will enable continued work with children and young people around their mental health and wellbeing that provides access to shared resources and opportunities, including unique funding and training, sharing good practice, raising the profile of the work groups do and linking up with larger countywide and national networks.
NFU Mutual’s £2million Agency Giving Fund forms part of a series of initiatives NFU Mutual has committed for the benefit of customers and communities affected by coronavirus. To find out more, please visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.