National Lottery pledges £300m to fight Coronavirus

Lottery will distribute the cash to charities and local voluntary organisations.

UK.- As the fight against the global Coronavirus pandemic continues, The National Lottery has pledged to support those most in need during the crisis.

According to its official website, £300million will be distributed over the coming months to charities and local voluntary organisations, including food banks, causes that combat loneliness and isolation, support for the elderly and projects that support health in the community.

“Now, more than ever, The National Lottery can play a critical role in supporting our communities as we all face this challenge together,” Camelot CEO, Nigel Railton, said.

“Up to £300million raised by National Lottery players will be helping to fund vital work in local communities at a time when it’s needed the most,” he added.

National Lottery Community Fund Chief Executive, Dawn Austwick, said: “The fund has always supported projects that help people and communities across the UK thrive.

“And now, the fund is switching its focus for the foreseeable future on supporting charities seeking to mitigate the unprecedented pressure communities are coming under as the country rallies to overcome the virus.”

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