Government urged to further support charities amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government urged to further support charities amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The UK Parliament has called on the government to increase the support available to charities who are facing increased challenges as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. A comprehensive stabilisation fund is sought, as is support for charities not directly involved in tackling coronavirus but nonetheless facing financial hardship. It is believed that such measures are needed in order to prevent charities from folding. Though the government has announced that £750m of emergency support will be made available to charities, concern nevertheless remains over the adequacy of such an amount and the lack of transparency in how such funds are to be allocated. Parliament has stated that swift action is needed to support the UK’s charity and voluntary sector who ‘perform vital work supporting the vulnerable in society’.

Source: Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Report—The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and charities

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