Charity Survival Fund receives over 2,500 applications

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Julia and Hans Rausing are pleased to announce the Charity Survival Fund received over 2,500 applications from charities across the UK. A total of £10 million will be made available to support charities in the UK, who have been hit by a loss of income during the coronavirus crisis.

The fund, which closed for applications on 27 July, was launched at the beginning of the month and is the first time the Trust has been open to accepting funding applications from charities.

Julia and Hans Rausing commented: “We are extremely pleased to have received such a large number of applications from charities right across the UK and we look forward to responding to successful organisations in due course. The number of responses has really laid bare the need for charities to be supported during these very difficult times.

“We hope that the Charity Survival Fund will encourage others to help these organisations who are part of the social and cultural fabric of the UK, and whose work has been a vital lifeline for many during the pandemic.”

A formal announcement of the charities who have been awarded funds is to be made in September.

Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, Julia and Hans Rausing have given £16.5 million of emergency donations to charities and organisations across the UK who are dealing with the impact of Covid-19 on their communities. In total, over 50 charities, all helping frontline workers and the most vulnerable in society, have been supported.

More information about the Charity Survival Fund can be found here.

29 July 2020

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