09

Apr

UK Government announces financial aid for charities

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £750m package to keep struggling charities afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

As reported by BBC News, cash grants will be given directly to charities that are providing key services during the crisis; £360m will be directly allocated by government departments to those charities, while a further £370m will go to small local charities, including those delivering food and essential medicines and providing financial advice.

Announcing the move, Mr Sunak also said charities were eligible for help through the government’s job retention scheme.

Read the full story on the BBC News website.

We will keep you updated as we learn more about these measures.

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