A new campaign is calling on the Government to give more support to charities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The #RightNow campaign is urging the Government to provide charities with an Emergency Support Fund to enable them to continue providing vital support to communities and causes. It forms part of the Never More Needed campaign, which recognises the unique role that charities and other not-for-profit organisations play in supporting, strengthening and shaping our communities, and the vital need to support these organisations through COVID-19 and beyond.
A letter to the Prime Minister sets out how charities are working to tackle challenges and support communities and individuals. This vital work is needed now more than ever but without further government support, millions won’t get the support they need.
It urges the Government to set up an Emergency Support Fund “so the burden of this pandemic doesn’t fall on the shoulders of those who are most disadvantaged” warning that without this help, charities “won’t be able to fund life-saving research, feed struggling families, bring hope to people most at risk isolating at home, tackle existing inequalities made worse by this pandemic”.
You can sign the letter online here and tweet your support using #RightNow and highlighting what the charities you support are doing right now to support communities and make a positive difference.
Visit www.nmn.org.uk to find out more.
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