Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has encouraged local charities and social enterprises to apply to the new Coronavirus Community Support Fund.
The fund is part of the Government’s £750m financial support package for charities and social enterprises announced by Government on April 8.
The Government funding will be distributed alongside National Lottery funding, to support organisations to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19.
Activities can be funded that support people and communities affected by COVID-19. The fund can also help organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties they’re facing because of the pandemic.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I have been really impressed and inspired with the amazing work that local groups have done to help people affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.
“At the same time, I know that many local charities and social enterprises are very concerned about their post-COVID futures.
“In either circumstance, I would encourage them to check out the Coronavirus Community Support Fund to see if they are eligible for funding.”