QSA would like to thank our supporters and funders for standing with us throughout 2020, an exceptional year.
As 2020 draws to a close, Quaker Social Action would like to place on record its sincere thanks for the support which it has received from many quarters in 2020. We have received a strong level of financial support from individuals and Quaker meetings in 2020 (including but not limited to the Big Give Christmas Challenge), and loyal fundraisers have continued their initiatives where possible in the face of the pandemic.
Meanwhile a number of our existing grant-funders have stepped up with additional funding, other existing partners have become funders of QSA for the first time, and we applied successfully for a Coronavirus Community Support Fund grant from the government; a full list of our current grant funders can be found here.
Like many charities, in any given year QSA needs to fundraise more-or-less continuously, so that our services can continue helping people who live on low incomes to find solutions to the issues affecting their lives. In 2020, thanks to our supporters and funders, the financial stability which we have been able to achieve (we are forecasting a near break-even position for the current financial year) has enabled us to focus on adapting our services to operate during the pandemic.
Many of QSA's services continued without interruption; some expanded for example Down to Earth's online resources on organising a funeral during the pandemic; and others have restarted after a break - for example our Bags of Taste courses which are now run online.
Finally, thanks are due to our trustees, staff and volunteers, all of whom have played their part to ensure that, in response to the pandemic, decisions were made, services were pivoted, and support continued to be available for QSA's service users.