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Funding for Frontline Charities

Funding for Frontline Charities

Culture Recovery Fund has been announced. It is designed to support Arts charities and institutions. You can find out more on the website.  


What is it?

The Government has introduced additional funding for UK charities. There is a £750 million package of support for charities providing vital services to ensure they can meet increased demand as a result of the virus as well as continuing their day-to-day activities supporting those in need. 

Who is it for?

Charities in the UK providing key services and supporting vulnerable people during the crisis, including:

  • Hospices
  • St Johns Ambulance 
  • Victims charities, including domestic abuse charities
  • Vulnerable children charities, including those delivering services on behalf of local authorities
  • Citizens Advice

As well as this, small and medium-sized UK charities helping local communities may receive funding. This includes those: 

  • Delivering food
  • Delivering essential medicines 
  • Providing financial advice.

How does it work?

The £750 million pot will be given to frontline charities across the UK. £360 million direct from government departments and £370 million for smaller charities, including through a grant to the National Lottery Community Fund

In addition, the Government will match fund whatever the public decides to donate to the BBC’s Big Night In charity appeal on 23 April, starting with a contribution of at least £20 million to the National Emergencies Trust appeal.

What don't we know yet?

We will update this section when we have more information.

What should I do next?

Government departments are identifying priority recipients, with the aim for charities to receive money in the coming weeks.

The application system for the National Lottery Community Fund grant pot is expected to be operational within a similar period of time.

Critchleys Clients: If you have specific questions, please contact your Critchleys Accountant directly.


Published 9 April 2020
Last Updated 17 March 2021

17 March 2021
Culture Recovery Fund has been announced and is designed to support Arts charities and institutions. You can find out more on the website.  

9 April 2020
First published. 

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Robert Kirtland

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