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Developing Countries: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 88377, tabled on 10 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September to Question 82263, with reference to the £24 million provided to charities through the Government’s partnership with Unilever, how much was allocated to (a) small, (b) medium and (c) large UK-based international development charities.

Answered on

24 September 2020

Through the UK Government's partnership with Unilever, the Hygiene, Handwashing and Behaviour Change Coalition for COVID-19, the UK Government has now allocated over £26 million to provide urgent COVID-19 hygiene support to some of the world's most vulnerable people.

Large UK-based charities (organisations with an average annual income of over £10 million for the last three years) have been allocated £11 million of this overall total. Delivery partners were selected through open competition. The remaining £15 million has been disbursed through non-UK-based not-for-profit organisations and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).