Glasgow based Stream Marine Training (SMT) has made a donation to the National Emergencies Trust which will go to help to front line charities to help those most in need.
The National Emergencies Trust works with local charities and distribution partners to ensure financial support is delivered where it is needed most.
The money donated by SMT forms part of an initial allocation of nearly £2.5m that will be distributed through UK Community Foundations to 46 local community foundations across the country.
Lord Dannatt, Chairman of the National Emergencies Trust, said: “We are delighted that there is growing support for the Trust and that we have been able to start getting money out to organisations who can help people within a week of launching.
“But we need much more. That’s why we are calling on everyone, even at this unsettling time to dig deep and make a contribution. That generosity will ensure that we get through this unprecedented time with our most vulnerable communities cared for and supported.”
The money will be used in various ways including:
• Getting food to people who are isolated and in greatest need
• Protecting our most vulnerable children while schools are closed
• Helping people who have recently left hospital to recover at home
• Supporting people with their mental wellbeing
• Helping people who are struggling with debt.
“We felt it was important in these uncertain times to help our local communities as people are suffering serious hardships,” said Martin White, CEO of SMT.
“We are one of many businesses that have donated to the fund which will give financial support where it is needed most. Stream Marine Training is always happy to support frontline charity work and we, in the maritime industry, should also recognise the hard work of our merchant fleet in keeping the supply chain open during these worrying times,” he continued.