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Covid-19: Government support for charities

Inquiry

On 8 April 2020, HM Treasury announced £750 million of funding support to help frontline charities continue to operate during the coronavirus outbreak.

On 20 May, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Office for Civil Society announced that they were working across government to direct funds to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations supporting government’s coronavirus response through activities delivering charitable purposes. DCMS stressed the urgency to distribute funds quickly and prioritise those charities most in need.

The Committee will question senior officials at DCMS and the Charity Commission on how well the funding has been distributed and whether it is achieving its objectives.

If you have evidence on these questions please submit it here by 6:00 pm on Thursday 08 April 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Fifth Report - COVID-19: Government Support for Charities
Inquiry Covid-19: Government support for charities
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 250
Report
Response to this report
Treasury minutes: Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Fifth report from Session 2021-22
HC 250
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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15 April 2021
Inquiries Covid-19: Government support for charities, and Covid-19: Government support for charities
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Oral Evidence
GSC0001 - Covid-19: Government support for charities
Witnesses LCA Liverpool Community Advice
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
GSC0002 - Covid-19: Government support for charities
Witnesses Quakers in Britain
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
GSC0003 - Covid-19: Government support for charities
Witnesses MRS Oyovwe Agatha Kigho (Founder/CEO at The Widows Empowerment Trust)
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: pubaccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3273 (General enquiries). For all media enquiries please contact Jessica Bridges Palmer bridgespalmerj@parliament.uk / 07917488489
  • Address: Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA