Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities

by | Apr 16, 2020

On 8th April, the Chancellor set out a package of support for charities to ensure they can continue their vital work during the COVID-19 outbreak. Charities across the UK will receive £750 million.

The support will be available for front line charities across the UK – including hospices and those supporting domestic abuse victims.

Of the funding available, £370 million will be used to support small and medium sized charities, including local charities working with vulnerable people and those delivering food, essential medicines and providing financial advice during the outbreak.

The UK Government will also provide £360 million, through direct cash grants allocated by government departments, directly to charities providing essential services and supporting vulnerable people. These include:

  • Hospices – to help increase capacity and give stability to the sector
  • St Johns Ambulance – to support the NHS
  • Victims charities – including domestic abuse, to help with potential increase in demand for charities providing these services
  • Vulnerable children charities – so they can continue delivering services on behalf of local authorities
  • Citizens Advice – to increase the number of staff providing advice during this difficult time

You can find out more by visiting Haysmacintyre Insights.

 

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