An Epping Forest MP has welcomed the funding boost for several organisations.

Nine organisations in the area have received funding totalling more than £182,000 from the Government's Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

Across the country around 13,000 charities have benefited from the scheme. Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing has welcomed the funding for the charities in the area.

She said: "I am delighted that the Government's Coronavirus Community Support Fund has been able to help a wide range of local organisations whose funding has been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"These organisations support a wide range of communities and individuals across the Epping Forest constituency and many local people benefit from their work."

Here is a full list of organisations that have received funding:

  • The Scout Association - £98,304
  • Voluntary Action Epping Forest - £28,920
  • Rotary Club of Loughton Trust Fund - £10,000
  • Support the Homeless - £10,000
  • Nzema Association of United Kingdom - £10,000
  • Restore Community - £10,000
  • Devuli Helpers Trust UK - £7,500
  • Chigwell and Hainault Jewish Youth Club - £5,000
  • Buckhurst Hill Money Advice Service - £2,750