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The plight of refugees and asylum seekers during COVID19 needs attention

By Rebecca Eddington, DSC Researcher It is no secret that disadvantaged households and families in our society have been disproportionately affected by the COVID19 outbreak. Refugees and asylum seekers have been particularly hard hit due to isolation (many don’t have access to phones or internet) and from being cut off from the support services they rely…
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Finally, some news on the Coronavirus Community Support Fund

But important data remains hidden and millions in ’emergency’ funding remains to be distributed By Jay Kennedy, Director of Policy and Research, DSC After our efforts over recent weeks to get more data about the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF), the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) released a statement saying that they: Have received over 10,000 applications…
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The Tudor Trust: Coronavirus response

On 11th March Tudor’s trustees came into the office for our monthly grants meetings and a full Board meeting. A week later we were working from home, closing our office just before the lockdown on 23rd March. Initial response With minimal experience of remote working, our first concern was getting the team set up so…
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Funding Focus: support by and for BAME-led organisations and causes

The recent Black Lives Matter protests have brought systematic racism to the forefront of political discourse again, at a time when it’s estimated that BAME people in the UK are between 10 and 50% more likely to die from Covid-19 than white people. The role of philanthropy and grantmakers in combatting racism and other inequality – or…
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NLCF: Funding the Crisis

This is the first in a series of blogs from funders, Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive, The National Lottery Community Fund, gives her perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact it has had grant making. March 16th seems like a lifetime ago. It’s a date that will be etched in my memory as the day our…
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