COMMUNITY projects in the South East have benefited from more than £24,000 worth of emergency funding during the coronavirus pandemic.

This funding was donated by residential property group, A2Dominion, as part of its "Great Places to Live" Community Emergency Fund, to a total of 15 community organisations across the South East and London.

Projects were each given a grant of up to £2,000 after having to prove that they could use the funding to help support vulnerable residents who have been impacted by the coronavirus.

One organisation who received part of the fund was Age Concern Hampshire, which were given £1,925 to support Hampshire's older residents through online wellness sessions.

While Trinity Winchester received £2,000 to help them provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable people and rough sleepers across Winchester.

Dawn Wightman, Director of Housing at A2Dominion Group, was "delighted" to help fund the community projects.

She said: "Each successful project provides an essential service to our most vulnerable residents – young and old. From counselling sessions to food parcel delivery, I’m proud that A2Dominion can support the vital work of these organisations during such a challenging time.

“They are the first to receive emergency grants from A2Dominion and there will be more in the future. These grants are just one of the ways we are working to improves people’s lives, along with our wider community investment programme."

The organisation's "Great Places to Live" programme has so far allocated more than £500,000 to local projects across London and the South East.