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Investigation into government funding to charities during the COVID-19 pandemic

On 8 April, HM Treasury announced £750 million of funding support to help frontline charities continue to operate during the coronavirus outbreak. On 20 May, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (the Department) and the Office for Civil Society announced that they were working across government to direct funds to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations supporting government’s coronavirus response through activities delivering charitable purposes. The Department stressed the urgency to distribute funds quickly and prioritise those charities most in need.

This report will set out the Department’s objectives and the extent to which it is meeting these. It will also set out how the Department has distributed this funding and worked with other government departments and public bodies to do so.

More information about our work to report on government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic can be found here