The government announced last week they have pledged £750m to support voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSE) organisation in response to Covid-19.
The funds are being allocated the following ways:
£360 million from individual government departments to charities in England based on evidence of service need. Of this £200 million is to directly support hospices
£310 million for smaller, local VCSEs working with vulnerable people in England, including £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund will be distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund
£60 million in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to support thousands of charities on the frontline helping vulnerable people affected by COVID-19
£150 million from dormant bank and building society accounts is to be unlocked to help charities, social enterprises and individuals
Match funding the generous public donations to the BBC Big Night In. The latest fundraising total is over £35 million. The first £20 million of match funding went to the National Emergencies Trust appeal for smaller, local VCSEs. The 47 local Community Foundations across the UK, including Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland will then grant funding to eligible organisations within their community. Match funding above the first £20 million is split between Children In Need and Comic Relief.
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