Coronavirus: Support for Charities Announced
08 Apr 2020
Today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced £750m funding for charities to help them through the coronavirus.
Sunak says his plan will support “the unsung heroes” who are providing services “we all rely on”.
Ministers will offer £360m directly to charities providing essential services to vulnerable people – such as hospices – and £370m to small and medium-sized charities.
The government will also match pound-for-pound whatever the public donates to the BBC’s Big Night In charity appeal, starting with at least £20m to the National Emergencies Trust appeal.
More details about how the money can be accessed.