Beyonce is doing her part to help struggling families affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Grammy-award singer, 39, has generously donated Sh54.3million to those facing eviction as part of her BeyGOOD foundation.
The mum-of-three is hoping to make a difference as countless people have either lost or at the brink of losing their homes due to lack of stability or income amid the global crisis. The fund is set to be made up of $5,000 (Sh543,000) grants, which will be distributed to 100 recipients in late January.
Online application for the grants will become available from January 7, 2021, with a second round of applications will open in February.
In an official announcement, Beyoncé's foundation penned: "Phase Two of the BeyGOOD Impact Fund will now help those impacted by the housing crisis.
"The housing moratorium is set to end on Dec. 26, resulting in mortgage foreclosures and rental evictions. Many families are impacted, due to the pandemic, [which has] resulted in job loss, sickness and overall economy downturn."
The organisation added: "Beyoncé is giving $5,000 grants to individuals and families facing foreclosures or evictions. All necessary documentation must be provided to the NAACP."
"[The] online application process opens Jan. 7, 2021 [and] 100 recipients will be selected. Grants [will be] disbursed in late January. Round two [of grant distribution] will [reopen] in February," the statement added.
It comes as Beyoncé's BeyGOOD foundation donated $1 million (Sh108.6 million) to Black-owned small businesses impacted by the pandemic earlier this year.
The singer wanted to give businesses affected by recurring lockdowns a boost in a bid to soften the hard impact of the crisis.
And back in April, she partnered with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to donate $6 million (Sh651.6 million) towards mental health and wellness services for essential workers.
“When we were faced with the pandemic caused by COVID-19, BeyGOOD created a plan to make a difference,” she wrote.