UK Government announces £750 million fund for frontline charities

The government has announced a new £750 million fund for frontline charities across the UK – including hospices and charities helping domestic abuse victims.

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has said that £360m will be directly allocated by government departments, while £370m will go to smaller charities, including through a grant to the National Lottery Community Fund, and £60m of that will go to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The chancellor also promises to match donations to the National Emergencies Trust as part of the BBC’s Big Night In fundraiser later this month “pound for pound”, with a minimum pledge of £20m.

Further information is available on the BBC website.