|The Chancellor has announced a £750 million package of support to ensure charities can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak.|
Our brilliant charities are playing a crucial role in the national effort to fight coronavirus, backed up by an army of volunteers to support those who are most in need. The Government will do everything it can to help the sector during this difficult time, with an unprecedented £750 million of extra funding.
Government departments will directly allocate £360 million to charities providing key services during the crisis, including up to £200 million for hospices, while £370 million will support small and medium-sized charities – including through a grant to the National Lottery Community Fund.
The Government has also pledged a minimum of £20 million to the National Emergencies Trust Appeal – a funding raising programme that will be aired on the BBC later this month.
This package will benefit tens of thousands of charities, ensuring they can continue to reach people who need help, support our communities and take pressure of the NHS.