We know that the Coronavirus outbreak is having a substantial impact on individuals, communities and charities across the UK.
Our deepest thanks and appreciation go out to all of the frontline professionals and volunteers. You are truly inspirational.
Our family Foundation will increase its expenditure this financial year by 50%, up to approximately £30million. This will be allocated to work with our existing partners to help them navigate and respond to the current crisis.
The need for core cost funding has never been greater.
Our Trustees have therefore also decided that all of the Foundation’s new funding for this year will be allocated to support core costs. Any exceptions will be to fulfil existing capital or project commitments, or linked directly to COVID-19 impact alleviation.
We will continue to listen, learn and refine our response over the coming weeks and months.