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COVID-19: UK Government announces £750m emergency package for charities

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Charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support, from the UK Government, to ensure they can continue providing key services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of a UK-wide package of support, £360 million will be directly allocated by UK Government departments to charities providing vital services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including hospices and those charities supporting victims of domestic abuse.

A further £370 million has been allocated to support small and medium-sized charities providing local support services in communities throughout the UK. The remaining £20 million will go to the National Emergencies Trust as part of the BBC’s Big Night In fundraiser.

This funding package is in addition to other financial support measures which charities may already be eligible to apply for, such as the Job Retention Scheme and the Economic Resilience Fund.

We understand the ongoing challenges facing the charity sector. If you need any specialist advice from our team of legal experts about the impact of COVID-19 on your organisation, call us on 02920 224433 or contact our Charity team lead, Rebecca McCarthy via McCarthyR@loosemores.co.uk.

For more information about the support available please read the full press release.

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