GRANT funding of £3,000 will boost a community support network set up in Lyme Regis to help residents during the coronavirus epidemic.
Lyme Regis Town Council has been working with the new Lyme Regis Community Support group to secure a £3,000 grant from Dorset Community Foundation.
The support group was set up through Facebook after local residents Victoria Cottle and Grace Herbert expressed concerns about help needed for the elderly and vulnerable.
With help from town councillor Cheryl Reynolds and Fran Williams, they have now built a network of more than 100 volunteers.
Volunteers have been appointed to look out for residents in specific areas of the town, while others are able to collect and deliver shopping, prescriptions or simply call those needing some company.
A statement from Lyme Regis Town Council said: “We are pleased to have worked in partnership with Lyme Regis Community Support to secure a £3,000 grant to help with the local coronavirus support network.
“The grant from Dorset Community Foundation will help the amazing group of 100-plus volunteers support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating.
“We’re proud to be working with the group to deliver this essential service during these challenging times.”
For more details, to volunteer or if you need support, visit www.facebook.com/groups/lymeregiscommunitysupport/