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Number of people requesting charitable grants to pay for basic items grows by 244% after government cuts | The Independent

Exclusive: Demand for financial help from leading charity soars by 244 per cent since axe of community care grants under coalition government in 2013

The number of people requesting charitable grants to pay for household appliances and other basic needs has surged since the government abolished its emergency grants scheme in 2013,The Independent can reveal.

New figures show requests to one of the UK’s leading poverty charities – from people needing help to afford basic items such as fridges and washing machines – has soared by 244 per cent since community care grants (CCG) were axed by the coalition government. Charity Turn2us, which helps people in financial hardship to access charitable grants and support services, received 55,601 enquiries last year, compared with 16,018 before the state aid was slashed in 2013. More than 700 enquiries have been made to the charity in the first five days of this year alone.

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Sorgente: Number of people requesting charitable grants to pay for basic items grows by 244% after government cuts | The Independent

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