To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial support is available to organisations and charities that help people with cancer.
We recognise that many charities are facing difficult decisions at the exact time their services are needed most and on 8 April 2020 the Chancellor announced £750 million to support the charity sector in response to COVID-19.
The Department does not routinely provide financial support to charities. However, of the £360 million allocated by central Government as part of that announcement, £200 million is for hospices and £22 million for health and social care charities. The £22 million includes the following cancer charities who were awarded grants in July:
- Jo’s Cervical Cancer - £435,000;
- Blood Cancer UK - £341,000; and
- Anthony Nolan - £325,000.