GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE CASH GRANTS FOR FRONTLINE CHARITIES
Charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to ensure they can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak, tens of thousands of charities will benefit from direct cash grants to ensure they can meet increased demand as a result of the virus as well as continuing their day-to-day activities supporting those in need.
• £750 million available for frontline charities across the UK – including hospices and those supporting domestic abuse victims
• £360 million direct from government departments and £370 million for smaller charities, including through a grant to the National Lottery Community Fund
• government will match donations to the National Emergencies Trust as part of the BBC’s Big Night In fundraiser later this month – pledging a minimum of £20 million