The fund established by The Jewish Leadership Council has been administered by the employment hub Work Avenue.

A communal coronavirus fund has allocated £250,000 in grants to 150 families financially affected by the pandemic.

The fund was established by The Jewish Leadership Council in April to support entrepreneurs and families or individuals whose earnings have been hit by the pandemic and faced a delay in obtaining Government support or were ineligible.  

One company administrator supported by the fund told the employment hub Work Avenue, which has been administering the fund, that the grant had given them “hope.”

“You have ensured I can survive personally over the next few weeks, whilst your business advice meant that I have been able to receive a bounce back loan and begin to prepare my business to reopen soon. I couldn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel before I contacted you, now I am hopeful for the future,” the fund recipient said.

Contributors to the initial pot include The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, The Gerald and Gail Ronson Family Foundation, The Max Barney Foundation, The Wohl Legacy, Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, The Bloom Foundation, The Goldstein Family, Genesis Philanthropy Group and Investream Charitable Trust.

The fund, which closes on 30 June, is accepting applications until 14 June.