George Osborne announces £375,000 for charity backed by Jo Cox
George Osborne has revealed that £375,000 of Libor fines will be given to the Royal Voluntary Service, one of the charities supported by late Labour MP Jo Cox.
The Chancellor announced the funding as part of a £14.4m package for charities and projects linked to the armed services.
“I am proud to be supporting causes that will make a real difference to those dedicated to serving their country,” Mr Osborne said.
“It is right that funding from those in the banking industry who demonstrated the worst of values goes towards people who display the very best of British values.
“Jo Cox dedicated her life to bringing people together and making a difference. She was an inspiration to people across the world and I am proud to give the Royal Voluntary Service this funding in her memory to continue their vital work.”
Brendan Cox, Jo’s husband, thanked Mr Osborne on Twitter:
Ms Cox was killed last month outside a constituency surgery in the Yorkshire town of Birstall.