Lottery Resilience

Thursday 20th August 2020

Buglife has received just under £50,000 from the national Lottery Heritage Fund’s Covid emergency fund. The money has proved invaluable to help the charity adapt to the new workplace environment. As a result of the crisis Buglife has moved from being predominantly office based via a dedicated server to living and breathing on the cloud with staff and volunteers working from their homes. The grant is enabling the charity to upgrade laptops for staff members with older models that have been struggling in the world of Zoom and Teams.

It has also enabled the final piece of office based system to transfer to the cloud with the acquisition and configuration of a new cloud based data base once more enabling key staff to access required information.

“This grant has not only assisted with the Covid emergency it has enabled Bugife to establish resilient systems that will empower the organisation to thrive and grow into the future. On behalf of Buglife I would like to thank all the payers of the National Lottery without whom this funding would not have been possible.” Paul Hetherington, Director of Fundraising and Communications for Buglife.