Clapton Against Corona Hardship Fund

Now more than ever it is important to restate that Clapton CFC is a community football club.

A big part of our community response to the pandemic has been helping our members who are struggling financially, no questions asked, through our Hardship Fund.

When we started asking for donations, we set ourselves the goal of £5000 and it’s been heartening to see us smash that target.

We continue to ask members who can afford it to support our appeal by donating, perhaps setting aside the money they would have spent watching a Clapton CFC game.

By coming together we have made a small, short-term difference to some of our members’ lives.

There will be no restriction placed on how the money is used. The idea is to provide some short-term, cashflow relief to those in most need.

We are thinking about the unemployed, those made redundant or on benefits, the self-employed, those on zero-hour contracts or freelancers who suddenly find they have a dramatically reduced income.

We suggest this guidance:

Food: £50
Bills: £100
Rent help: £200

However, there is no need to tell us what the money is needed for. We are absolutely not making any judgements on whether someone is “worthy” or not.

As a club, as a community, we know this isn’t a complete solution and that we won’t be able to help everyone.

However, by coming together we can make a small, short-term difference to some of our members’ lives.

Give what you can, take what you need.
In solidarity,
CCFC

How to apply

If you need help, email finance@claptoncfc.co.uk and let us know.

The club’s Community Outreach Committee is keeping track of how much we raise and assuming there are funds, then we will ask for
your bank details and then transfer funds over.

How to donate

Donate on the GoFundMe page.