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Funding Boost for Charities

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Region – UK wide

With nearly 170,000 charities across the UK, the Government has announced £750m of support.

£360m will be directly allocated by government departments to larger charities.

A further £370m will provide much needed help to smaller charities, and be delivered via organisations including the National Lottery Community Fund.

The Chancellor announced a total of £60 million in Barnett Consequentials for all the devolved administrations as a result of the £370 million funding allocated to charities in England.
 

This is broken down as follows:

  • £30 million for the Scottish Government
  • £20 million for Welsh Government
  • £10 million for the Northern Ireland Executive
There may be further Barnett allocations, dependent on the final projects funded, through the £360 million direct grant pot.

Also, the Government have promised to match donations from the public to the National Emergencies Trust during the BBC’s Big Night In fundraiser on 23rd April, with a minimum pledge of £20m.

The application system for the National Lottery Community Fund is also being established and is exptected to become operational over the next few weeks.

In addition the Government is maintaining a specific Coronavirus guidance webpage for the charity sector, which can be found here.

Details available on the guidance webpage include:
 
  • Using reserves and restricted funds
  • AGMs and other meetings
  • Holding meetings online or by telephone
  • Reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission
  • Keeping people safe
  • Working with a company or business to help with Coronavirus

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