The Richmondshire Coronavirus Community Grant Scheme was introduced to support communities and grass-roots organisations with funding for key supplies for vulnerable residents in Richmondshire. A grant of £500 has been awarded to Veterans Woodcraft.
This funding will be used to buy timber for use by beneficiaries diagnosed with mental health issues. This timber will consist of hardwood woodturning blanks to be used for turning forms on our lathes in our Richmond workshop. Normally we would sell products made in our workshop at local events to raise funds for this timber. However, due to the Covid-19 crisis all the events we would normally attend have been cancelled, causing us a significant loss in income. Therefore, we are very grateful to the Richmondshire Coronavirus Grant Scheme for its support.