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We helped over 19,000 people thanks to Government funding

We helped over 19,000 people thanks to Government funding

Small charities benefitted from the Government’s £1.5m Community Match Challenge funding scheme

The funding was invested in 60 small charities across England, supporting people affected by Coronavirus.

This includes charities helping people impacted by domestic abuse, grief, poverty and food insecurity, poor physical and mental health, and caring responsibilities.

These small charities were able to continue addressing the increase in demand for their services, thanks to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s funding.

This funding helped over 19,000 people have access to essential services and much-needed support.

Get to know the charities that we’re helping

Leeds Black Elders Association supports elderly people who are experiencing isolation and loneliness, especially during times of difficulty like lockdown.

The £22,000 grant meant the charity is able to create a COVID safe garden space, used for socially distanced activities and therefore reducing social isolation for the elderly community.

Also benefitting from the funding is MindOut, a charity that supports the mental health needs of Brighton’s LGBTQ+ community.

These needs have not only increased in demand during lockdown, but also in complexity.

The team are now providing longer hours of important virtual support, made possible by a £20,000 funding grant.

Read more about our DCMS funding here.

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