NFU Mutual Forfar supports Voluntary Action Angus to help build community resilience.
NFU Mutual Agents and their staff at the local Forfar agency recently nominated local charity Voluntary Action Angus, to receive a donation of more than £6,000 from a national £2million ‘Agency Giving Fund’ launched by NFU Mutual.
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.
The onset of the pandemic saw Voluntary Action Angus supporting 1000 volunteers to deliver prescriptions, provide shopping and/or emergency food parcels and befriending to those most in need. The NFU Mutual contribution is assisting them in implementing its longer term community resilience measures through its network of volunteers.
Jeremy Parker, Partner Agent at NFU Mutual in Forfar, said: “COVID-19 continues to have a huge impact on everybody, including our customers and their local communities. Voluntary Action Angus has been making a wonderful difference to our community during these challenging times, and we feel extremely proud to hear how our support has made an impact.”
Hayley Mearns, Interim CEO of Voluntary Action Angus, said “I believe the innovative work we are involved in is providing much needed services to the most vulnerable in their time of need and the support from NFU Mutual is much appreciated .”
NFU Mutual’s £2 million 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.