How your donation has been used.
We have primarily funded projects that help people who already lived in difficult circumstances before the pandemic and who lost their income as a result of the crisis. Their immediate need was for food and financial assistance. Others needed urgent social support, such as care services or domestic help. So far we have funded 200 different projects. We are currently still supporting 73 ongoing projects, including for young people in need and for the homeless.
Young people have been hit hard
Young people in particular are suffering during the coronavirus crisis and are worried about their futures. Many schoolleavers are finding it more difficult to find an apprenticeship and students are unable to find jobs. Youth unemployment levels have risen considerably and so we have decided to continue support for a few projects in this area up to 2023.
The crisis is not over
The pandemic continues to concern us in 2021; the need for support is still widespread. More and more individuals and families, who until now have been able to rely on the support of family or friends, are finding it difficult to cope.
Swiss Solidarity’s immediate financial support does not cover the long term, and the help we provide is supplementary to that provided by the authorities. Swiss Solidarity director Roland Thomann points out that the Coronavirus Switzerland appeal is still ongoing.