Dover District Council has given a grant of £5,000 to the Kent Emergency Chaplin’s Scheme following the fantastic work of Churches Together in Dover, providing supplies, food, drink, welfare support and other much needed items during the major disruption to port traffic and the wider Dover community at the end of 2020.
This grant will assist them to build on the existing structures they already have in place in Dover, and provide further resilience and the ability to respond to any humanitarian issues that are faced across the Dover district in future.
Cllr Nigel Collor, DDC Cabinet Member for Transport, Licensing and Community, said: “We would like to say a very big thank you to all our partners, members and staff who worked tirelessly to help during this disruption, with a special mention of gratitude to our voluntary organisations and churches for their welfare support. We are very pleased to be able to provide this grant to help Churches Together.”
Canterbury Diocese Director of Communities and Partnerships Revd Dr Jonathan Arnold said: “We are enormously grateful to Dover District Council for this generous grant of £5,000 to the Kent Emergency Chaplain’s Scheme. This allows the amazing work of church volunteers to continue in providing essential support to those in need. December showed us just how vital that work is and, looking ahead, the grant will be invaluable to continue the collaboration and partnership between Churches Together and Dover District Council. Here in Kent we are uniquely placed to see the impact of world-changing events, but we’re also uniquely placed to be there to help too.”
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