Charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to help them continue their vital work during the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak:
- 360 million will be directly allocated by government departments to charities (for example hospices) providing key services and supporting vulnerable people during the crisis.
- £370 million will be made available for small and medium-sized charities, including through a grant to the National Lottery Community Fund for those in England "to support those organisations at the heart of local communities which are making a big difference during the outbreak, including those delivering food, essential medicines and providing financial advice".
The full government announcement can be read here.
At the time of the announcement (8 April 2020), details of the coronavirus grants for local groups were not available. Check the National Lottery Community Fund coronavirus page for the latest updates.
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