July 2020


Coronavirus Appeal


The Coronavirus Appeal launched on 18th March to respond to the UK crisis created by Covid-19.


The pandemic has created urgent needs on an unprecedented scale. But the response from the public, companies and trusts has been incredible.

Your donations are making a big difference


Thanks to your generosity more than £83million has been raised so far. More than £52m has been distributed and nearly 8000 local charities and groups have received funds to help those in urgent need in their communities.


Getting funds out fast is vital, especially for the isolated, shielding and vulnerable. See how your support has helped others, at speed.


Helping the hardest hit


This pandemic has hit some much harder than others, including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.


We’ve partnered with Comic Relief to create a £3.4m emergency fund for BAME-led organisations providing urgent support to their communities through this crisis.


In addition, around 17% of wider Appeal funds reach charities and groups primarily for the benefit of those from BAME communities.

Donations, data and decisions

Our mission is to make sure your donations go to those in greatest need. The Allocations Committee meets regularly to discuss the latest grants data and decide where your money is needed most.


Support from all sides


The original mission of the National Emergencies Trust was to offer the public one simple, trusted place to donate at the time of a domestic disaster.


But this pandemic has been a very different kind of disaster. With a very different kind of response.


Approximately 45% of donations to the Coronavirus Appeal have come from companies, 22% from charitable trusts, 23% from the government and 10% from the public. The collective generosity has been astounding.


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