We’re struggling at the moment with the huge volumes of messages we’re getting from Forumites about coronavirus and the impact it’s having on their finances. We’re a small team, with limited resources, but we’re doing our best to manage this spike in demand.
At this time, please note the Charities Board should only be used by registered charities and not include personal posts. I’m afraid we will have to delete any posts that aren’t from a registered charity. If you are facing personal financial difficulties at the moment, please use MSE’s coronavirus guides – they contain all the info we have and are constantly being updated:
Coronavirus Help & Your Rights * Coronavirus Travel Rights
Small Business Rates Relief
Martin Lewis, the Money Saving Expert has set up a £1 Million fund to help small charities during the Coronavirus Crisis. In just 1-week applications totalled £50 Million. Clearly the needs for help are overwhelming. The Government has just announced that £10K grants are to be given to any business receiving Small Business Rates Relief to help them survive the Coronavirus Crisis. How about extending the scheme to small Charities? This would really help loads of small charities to survive and thrive at a time when their services are needed more than ever.