Statement regarding press coverage of Humanity Torbay

We are concerned to hear about recent events relating to an organisation we have previously funded - Humanity Torbay.

The National Lottery Community Fund does not withhold funding from any organisation on the basis of what they say publicly on social issues. We fund thousands of projects that are run by organisations who campaign on a range of topics or issues. We do not prevent any grant holder from voicing their views on an issue that is important to them, their organisation or community.

We are looking into how this could have arisen as a matter of urgency.