Government announces £750m in new funding for charities responding to the Covid-19 crisis in the UK.

Yesterday the Chancellor announced a package of support for charities click here for details of the Governments announcement.

How big is the Chancellors package and what is going to be done with it? 

A total of £750m in new funding was announced for charities responding to the crisis in the UK.

£370m will go to small and medium-sized charities, channelled through the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) and other organisations. It will support locally-focused charities doing most during the outbreak.

Another £360m will be allocated to charities providing essential services and supporting people during the crisis. Some is specifically earmarked for hospices, St John Ambulance to support the NHS and Citizens Advice to allow more staff to provide advice. Children’s charities and victims’ charities were also mentioned.

The government will also match public donations to the BBC’s Big Night In charity appeal, with a minimum donation of £20m to the National Emergencies Trust.

So how might we get some of the money?

The National Lottery Community Fund have not yet announced how the funding will be made available but have said that they will make any announcements on their dedicated COVID-19 page.

Be assured Visionary will also distribute any news as soon as we are able to share any details.

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