The Sunday Times and The Telegraph have launched emergency coronavirus appeals to help charities during the crisis.
The Telegraph appeal has launched in partnership with the charity Turn2Us, which distributes millions of pounds each year in direct grants to those in serious financial difficulties, and provides practical information and support online.
Turn2Us will provide crisis grants to those affected financially by Covid-19, helping older people, single parents and families who are unable to work to pay bills and make essential purchases.
The appeal states: “These grants can be paid out in a matter of days - but more money is urgently needed.”
It adds: “The coronavirus pandemic is not only a health emergency but an economic and social one. With the closure of businesses and limits on movement, thousands will experience huge financial challenges in the months ahead.”
The money will be used to support charities and schools in their efforts to get the best help to those who need it most. This is to ensure no child goes hungry, provide practical guidance and resources for home learning, and provide catch-up teaching for children at risk of falling behind.
UK newspapers raised more than £4.5m for charity through last year's Christmas appeals.
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