National Emergencies Trust launches coronavirus appeal

National Emergency Fund Coronavirus Appeal
Coronavirus – a national emergency

The National Emergencies Trust has launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities in their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The NET launched its coronavirus appeal yesterday (18 March) to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations providing support to those affected by the crisis. It will work collaboratively with organisations to ensure the  money raised is distributed securely, effectively, and fairly to those organisations and local charities who can do most to help those in need. 
Charities will be able to apply for grant aid through their local community foundation, rather than directly to the NET, and grant aid and how to apply will be available from 23 March.
Priority will be given in the first instance to:


 
There is no current appeal target, and the appeal will last as long as it is considered necessary.
NET launched late last year to act as a domestic version of the Disasters Emergency Fund by collaborating with other charities and bodies to raise and distribute funds as well as deliver support to those affected by domestic emergencies.