The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched the Covid-19 Support Fund to help support some of the people hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis.
Aim of the Fund
The Covid-19 Support Fund aims to raise £100 million, with £82.6 million already having been pledged in voluntary contributions from firms within the sector.
The Fund will work in partnership with the Charities Aid Foundation, and a network of partners, including the National Emergencies Trust.
The key aim is to provide immediate relief to charities affected by Covid-19, as well as a longer-term programme of support for people, communities, and issues where there is the greatest need, including:
- Community-based charities that are under unprecedented strain
- Charities supporting the most vulnerable – in particular, families and children living in poverty and older people in isolation
- Initiatives to promote wellbeing and mental health across society
£20 million is going to The National Emergencies Trust to help them continue their vital work supporting community-based charities on the frontline.
About the Fund
How to apply
For more information about the COVID-19 Support Fund please visit their website.