Support for Charities

Charities do so much for so many of us across our communities. This afternoon the Chancellor announced an extra £750 million of support to help charities cope with the impact of Coronavirus.

£370 million will go to support small local charities

  • This will be aimed at charities who work with vulnerable people, and will support thousands of charities on the frontline who are helping with Coronavirus relief efforts
  • This will be allocated through organisations like the National Lottery Community Fund.

 £360 million will go directly from central Government to charities in England who are providing essential support

  • Up to £200 million of this will support hospices, with the rest going to organisations such as St. John’s Ambulance, the Citizens Advice Bureau, and charities that support vulnerable children, victims of domestic abuse, or disabled people.

Match funding the BBC Big Night In

  • Recently, the BBC announced their Big Night In charity appeal, which will take place on the 23rd April. Today the Government have pledged to match pound for pound whatever the public donates.
  • This will begin with a contribution of at least £20m going to the National Emergencies Trust appeal.

I hope this will provide some reassurance to local charities, and I will share more detail on how to access grants when I receive it.

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