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TCfR works closely with cultural, faith and ethnic communities. We work closely with faith and cultural leaders within communities and some are Board members of TCfR. We are all aware of the cost of living crisis in the UK and many have struggled for a while now. As prices have risen, utilities gone up and private rents going up by silly amounts the struggles for many are getting harder. We support many through the Hygiene Bank and we were told by community leaders more help was needed. There has been a large increase in international students coming to Lincoln and they have been allowed to bring families. As they have children they have to rent privately with no bills included and as not all adults are students having to pay council tax too. This greatly increases their expenses and the amount required per person per month to secure a visa for studying in the UK is really not enough with the way things are. We have come together and collected donations of maternity clothes, adult clothes, shoes, children’s clothes, toys, bay items, books and household items. These have gone a long way to support families in communities and has enabled them to focus their budgets on rent, bills and food. 

We have recently been granted funding from the Government (via the National Lottery) to support organisations with rising costs during the cost of living crisis and some this money will go towards providing food parcels for families that are struggling. 

If you have anything to donate – hygiene, food, clothes, shoes, baby items, toys, books or household items please contact enquires@tcf-reconciliation.org and we can arrange a collection or advise where to drop them off.