Chancellor announces new £750M Covid-19 funding for UK charities

9 Apr 2020 Geoff Nuttall    Last updated: 21 Apr 2020

The UK chancellor has announced £750 million of funding for the UK charity sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis.  Read more details on the package and what funding will be available in Northern Ireland here.

The UK chancellor has announced £750 million of funding for the UK charity sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis. £360 million will be directly allocated by government departments to charities providing key services and supporting vulnerable people during the crisis and £370 million will be provided to support small, local charities working with vulnerable people.  Under the Barnett formula, Northern Ireland is expected to receive around £22 million. 

NICVA is continuing to engage with government to clarify the package, including how it will be delivered in Northern Ireland.  We will publish these details on the NICVA website Covid-19 Funding and Fundraising section as soon as these are confirmed. 

The chancellor also announced that UK government will match pound for pound whatever the public donates to the BBC Big Night In charity appeal on April 23rd, starting with at least £20 million to the National Emergencies Trust appeal.


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by Geoff Nuttall

Head of Policy and Public Affairs

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