Throughout the Covid pandemic, our communities have lent on charities more than ever for their vital support. It is for this reason that I am delighted that the Government have pledged £750m in support for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors across the UK. Moreover, I am proud that this scheme from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is the most generous scheme for supporting the voluntary sector in Europe - with over 13,000 charities across the UK having been supported by the scheme. This is on top of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that supported the jobs of thousands in the charity sector.
In Bournemouth West, charities have received just short of a quarter of a Million pounds via this Scheme - with both Local and National charities that do their incredible work here in Bournemouth being supported. Read below to see the breakdown of the £239,548 worth of support that charities in Bournemouth West received:
- Age Concern Bournemouth: £78,469
- British Liver Trust: £47,502
- Faithworks Wessex: £34,704
- Bournemouth Churches Housing Association: £26,399
- Diverse Abilities Plus: £22,084
- Home Start South East Dorset: £20,500
- Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs: £7,890
- StreetScene Addiction Recovery: £2000
I hope that you agree with me that this is fantastic news for all in Bournemouth West, as well as being a vindication of the fantastic work that these charities do to support those who live here. If you would like any more information on how this money will support charities, or would like to make me aware of how I can better support the voluntary sector, please do get in touch with me via Conor.Burns.MP@Parliament.UK - thank you.