Covid-19 affected Welsh charities net £40,000 Lottery funding

The Wales lottery, Loteri Cymru, has made £40,000 available to help charities that have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Loteri Cymru is to split the money among charities that “have been significantly affected during the pandemic,” the funding organisation’s marketing manager Phil Gerrish, said.

“Lockdown has been an extremely challenging time for many of us, and for charities which provide invaluable services to millions of people, this concern has been even greater,” he added.

“Despite facing hugely concerning funding challenges due to social restrictions, they have continued to provide a vital lifeline to people in need.

“We wanted to show our gratitude to these dedicated charities with a donation of £40,000, which we hope will enable them to continue the life-changing work they undertake.

“We’re grateful to our lottery players who have made this donation possible and to the charities in Wales for their endless dedication.”

So far, £10,000 of the money has been donated to the Carers Trust Wales.

Research released last month by the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Finance Group found that the UK charity sector is facing an income loss of £12.4bn as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. Nationally, charities have received 29% income than they budgeted for and 84% of charities have reported a decrease or significant fall in their total income.”

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