Large charities won a quarter of government Covid funding intended for smaller charities


Large charities received more than a quarter of emergency Covid-19 government funding aimed at smaller community organisations, it has emerged.


Hundreds of grants from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) were awarded to charities with incomes over £1m, even though the fund was established to help small and medium-sized charities cope with the impact of the pandemic.


An independent evaluation of the CCSF by the polling company Ipsos MORI, published this week, showed that one in 10 grants were won by large charities, including some charities worth more than £100m a year.


The funding was distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF).


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