Belfast City Council delivered £735,000 of emergency community response funding to support voluntary and community groups in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Birmingham formed an Emergency Food Response Service, a partnership of the local authority and the voluntary sector organisations including food banks, Faith Communities, and Fareshare to share intelligence and redistribute food to support socially vulnerable people in need.
Bristol's volunteering platform Can-Do Bristol acted as a vital resource during the Covid-19 crisis. More than 9,000 people are registered to the site, contributing to some extraordinary stories of volunteering and neighbourliness throughout the crisis.
In Cardiff council staff worked with communities to deliver 12,500 lunch grab bags to schools across the city.
Thousands of Glasgow residents volunteered via the city's volunteer hub to help with tasks such as shopping or food delivery or making a daily phone call to someone who needs to self-isolate during the pandemic.
The Lord Mayor of Leeds joined volunteers at a city vaccine centre in a bid to encourage people from the city’s many diverse communities to get their jab.
Liverpool City Council’s Good Neighbour scheme matched volunteers with people in need who don’t have anyone else nearby to help with day-to-day tasks such as shopping or collecting prescriptions.
More than a million airline meals were given away to disadvantaged people across Greater Manchester. A frozen food mountain had been growing at a storage site near Manchester Airport because of the collapse in air travel during the coronavirus outbreak.
Newcastle launched Citylife Line - A new telephone service that harnessed the outpouring of goodwill from residents in the city.
Nottingham set up the Robin Hood Fund has been set up to help communities deal with the impact of Covid-19. Within weeks it had raised £10,000 which will be distributed to Food Banks across the city.
In January 2021, Sheffield's Coronavirus Community Support Helpline took its 20,000th call since its launch at the beginning of the pandemic.