Rishi Sunak gives £750m lifeline to struggling charities including £20m for BBC event

The Chancellor has announced a massive funding pledge of three-quarter of £1 billion to help charities across the UK. Rishi Sunak praised the “unsung heroes” for their work and promised that the Goverment would help assist them during this time. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, and subsequent lockdowns, many charitable organisations are struggling to stay afloat.

Mr Sunak said: “Charities have never been more needed than they are now, and they’ve never faced such a sudden fall in their funding.

“So today I’m announcing £750 million of funding for the charity sector.

“£370 million of that funding will support small, local charities working with vulnerable people.

“We all know who they are, those small charities in our towns, the unsung heroes looking after the vulnerable.”

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