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National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus appeal

If you want to help those most affected by the Coronavirus outbreak by donating to an established charity, rather than trying to set up your own appeal, then you may be interested in The National Emergencies Trust (NET) coronavirus fundraising appeal. You can find out more about the appeal here, and more about the Trust and its work below.

What is the NET?

Following the intensity of emergencies in 2017 – from the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London to Grenfell – the Charity Commission for England and Wales (CCEW) convened a number of people in the charitable sector to see if there was a better way of responding to national emergencies.

This led to the creation of the National Emergencies Trust (NET), which will collaborate with charities and other bodies to raise and distribute money and support victims at the time of a domestic disaster.

What does the NET do?

The Trust works collaboratively with a wide range of organisations to ensure the maximum amount of money is raised and distributed securely, effectively, and fairly to those organisations and local charities who can do most to help those in need.

Since its establishment, the Trust has built a partnership network to provide the public with reassurance that the funds raised will only be channelled through the most trusted and reputable organisations, so you know you’re giving to those who need it the most.

In time, the Trust will report back on how money raised was spent, and work collaboratively with others in the sector to share best practices.