Community Match Challenge Grants Awarded – We are pleased to confirm that 53 organisations have been awarded grants under the Community Match Challenge grant programme. This funding, £2m from government and £2m from the Henry Smith Charity, has been awarded to existing grant holders who have been most affected by Coronavirus. This funding will last for one year and will support charities to continue to provide vital services and also deliver new services in response to challenges related to the current crisis.

The Community Match Challenge grant programme is for existing grant holders operating in England only. We are aware that communities in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are also being affected by the Coronavirus crisis and so we are currently reviewing what additional support we can provide in these nations.