This is what is known so far:
- £200m for hospices to help increase capacity and stability.
- St John Ambulance to support the NHS, for Citizens Advice to increase the number of staff providing advice and for charities supporting vulnerable children.
The government departments will be identifying priority recipients with the aim for charities to receive money in the coming weeks. We will update this page as details emerge. In addition, the government has announced several smaller pots of funding for charities working in the following areas.
- £2m for charities that provide domestic abuse helplines and online support.
- 20m to international development charities and a further £50m for the Red Cross for their work in difficult to reach areas such as those suffering from armed conflict.
- £5m for leading mental health charities to expand support services
- £370m will be provided to ‘small and medium-sized charities’ through the National Lottery Community Fund (NCLF), including those delivering food, essential medicines and providing financial advice. We understand the majority of funding will go to organisations with incomes under £1m with most grants likely to be up to £100k. The NLCF has said it considers diversity and inclusion issues throughout its decision-making process.
More details about the application system is expected to be up and running within the coming week. Keep an eye on their website for updates.