The National Emergencies Trust has announced the next wave of charity led partnerships to distribute a share of its £12m Covid-19 funding for targeting at risk groups.
Since launch in March this year, the appeal has raised £93m with most funding
distributed by local foundations via the membership body UK Community Foundations.
Age UK, Shelter and the mental health network Heads Together Coalition, which includes Mind, will now also receive about £1.5m each from the appeal.
This is part of a £12m commitment from NET to support at-risk groups that were previously underserved by emergency funding, according to the charity’s gap analysis.
NET deputy chair Gerald Oppenheim, added: “Our research shows millions of people expect to seek help from a charity for the first time in the coming year. For these people, being able to turn to a well-known name, seek support close to home and use an anonymous service, such as a helpline or webchat, are priority factors in deciding where to turn to.”
Previously announced partnerships for NET’s at risk group fund involve among others Refuge, Refugee Council as well as the LGBT+ Consortium Helpline Alliance.