ELEVEN charities in Sutton will be receiving almost £100,000 of funding from Central Government to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.

In a year of unprecedented disruption, residents across Sutton borough have relied upon charities more than ever.

Over 13,000 charities across the country have received funding to continue their vital work, including household names such as St John Ambulance, NSPCC, Age UK, Barnardo’s, Fareshare, and the British Red Cross, as well as thousands of smaller local charities.

In Sutton, charities have been allocated a total of £99,215 of funding from the £200m Coronavirus Community Support Fund, including over £20,000 to Age UK Sutton and £50,000 to South Carshalton Seniors Centre.

Sutton and Cheam charities are as follows:

-Cruse Bereavement Care (£9,500)

-Nainai Manimekalai Welfare Association (£1,250)

-The Womens' Centre Sutton (£2,882)

-Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton (£3,155)

-Age UK Sutton (£21,558)

Carshalton & Wallington

- Sutton Mencap Charity Company (£9,900)

-People Arise Now (£9,315)

-Anima Youth C.I.C. (£10,000)

-DO IT 4 CHILDREN (£10,000)

-Sutton African & Caribbean Cultural Organisation (£10,000)

-South Carshalton Seniors Centre (£50,000)

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MP Paul Scully said: “It’s great news that the vital work of some of the most important local charities are getting recognition and support this Government so that our vulnerable people in Sutton can get the help they need.

“I am particularly pleased that The Womens’ Centre has had funding allocated to it given the sharp increase in demand for their services during lockdown.

"It is also vital that Age UK continues to get help for the work they do to assist our elderly in the borough during this difficult time.”

MP Elliot Colburn commented: “I strongly welcome the financial support our Government has offered local charities.

"These organisations are doing so much to support our communities – particularly during the pandemic."

Cllr Jane Pascoe, Sutton Conservatives Lead Member for People, said “The charities that have received this funding are at the front line of dealing with the most vulnerable members of our society.

“In a time where is it so important that the voluntary sector gets the tools it needs to carry out its work, I’m pleased to see the Government have done their bit to help these Sutton organisations."