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£1.57 billion investment to protect Britain’s world-class cultural, arts and heritage institutions

The government has announced that Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a world-leading £1.57 billion rescue… more>>

The UK Civil Society Almanac 2020 is now live

NCVO has published the latest version of its Civil Society Almanac. If you’re not familiar with it – it is… more>>

Help to find the right income mix

The key to sustainability is knowing which streams are the right ones for your organisation to explore and how you… more>>

Scope services supporting people with health conditions and disabilities into employment, training & volunteering

During these difficult and uncertain times, disability equality charity, Scope, wanted to make people aware of some their services on… more>>

Charity shop volunteer matching service launched

The Charity Retail Association, in partnership with Wil-U, has launched a new service to match prospective charity shop volunteers with… more>>

Leading the coronavirus recovery

Locality's new report, “We Were Built for This”, highlights the vital role that community organisations have played in meeting community… more>>

Small Charity Challenge

During Small Charity Week, Localgiving are hosting the Small Charity Challenge on Fundraising Day (Thursday 18th June) which is a competition where you can… more>>

#NeverMoreNeeded Campaign

Infrastructure bodies have been working hard to show decision-makers that charities and community organisations right now have never been more… more>>

The Great Get Together 2020

The Great Get Together will go ahead this year on 19-21 June albeit in a somewhat different way. Whilst we know that there… more>>

Mental Health Workshops for LGBT Community in our Sector

In response to the increase in mental health difficulties for the LGBT community at this time, a series of workshops… more>>

Reimagining, not recovery – the new MyCommunity platform

We're all looking for ways to harness the reinvigorated community spirit that has emerged as a result of the pandemic crisis.… more>>

Commissioning and contracting – shaping the ‘new normal’

What is your organisation's experience of delivering public sector contracts during the coronavirus crisis? Are commissioners in close contact, clear… more>>

The impact of COVID-19 on charities

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has published its report on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on… more>>

Public Health England Coronavirus Posters for Stay Alert Phase

These resources contain official guidance and key messages for Stay Alert phase relating to social distancing in specific settings At… more>>

What the latest government guidance means for people affected by dementia

The government has updated the restrictions on what people can and can’t do during the coronavirus pandemic and it’s important… more>>

Creative Leadership Course

Creative Leadership is for people working in the arts and cultural sector who want to strengthen their leadership skills, and… more>>

COVID-19 Summary of published guidance and support for vulnerable groups

This document provides a summary of the main guidance produced to help vulnerable individuals, groups and communities to protect themselves… more>>

Support for frontline workers

The Samaritans have partnered with Shout, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation to launch 'Our Frontline', a round-the-clock, 1:1… more>>

John Tizard: Charities must shape the Covid-19 rescue, recovery and reform agenda

John Tizard offers some thoughts about how charities can lead the way in helping the country recover from the coronavirus… more>>

What do children and young people want from society at this critical time?

Gathering the views of 8 to 21-year-olds are really important in informing the vision for a child-friendly welfare state that… more>>

Managing your VCSE organisation through Covid-19 – funding, furlough and more

Date: Friday, May 29th Time: 10am till 12pm Presenters: Pippa Robson, Claire Etheridge Forum's Sector Support services would like to… more>>

Making the Government’s COVID-19 Support Schemes Work Better for Charities

Many of the business support measures are open to charities, but they are designed in ways that actually restrict access. Elizabeth Chamberlain… more>>

A funding cliff edge?

Briefing 4 on the challenges faced by VCSE leaders during the Covid-19 crisis. This fourth briefing reflects the experiences of… more>>

Shadow Minister for Voluntary Sector and Charities to hold weekly surgeries

Responding to the many challenges facing the breadth of charities, voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises, Labour’s Shadow Minister… more>>

Food safety for community cooking and food banks

Hygiene and allergy advice from the Food Standards Agency for individuals and groups preparing meals to share in their community.… more>>

Grants Online: Latest Information on COVID-19 Funding

Some of this week's updates include (this list is not exhaustive): Emergency grants of up to £10,000 are available to… more>>

The role of Trustees at a time of crisis

Blog from Stephen Cahill about the 6 P's framework (Purpose, Perspective, Pounds, People, Practicality and Positivity): https://www.cranfieldtrust.org/posts/73-the-role-of-trustees-at-a-time-of-crisis more>>

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS)

Created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest… more>>

New Economy Programme – Free Webinar Series

Power to Change have partnered with Stir to Action to support communities in their coronavirus responses through a free series of webinars. Stir… more>>

Upcoming free NCVO webinars

Involving volunteers during the pandemic: What you need to know 5 May | 10.00 Top tips on involving and supporting… more>>

Preparing Your Financial Information for Funders

Prepared by Sophie Michelena & Hugh Rolo: www.locality.org.uk While we are seeing new announcements of funding available in response to the… more>>

Charities are #NeverMoreNeeded

Making a powerful case for the not-for-profit sector: our not-for-profit sector plays a unique role in our society. Our work,… more>>

Free devices for vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis

As the government works to address the challenges of COVID-19, many elderly and vulnerable people may find themselves isolated in… more>>

How to digitally upskill workers

Article from Charity Digital on how to bring your remote workforce up to speed with the digital skills they need… more>>

Guidance for volunteers doing food shopping and handling money

Guidance from the BBC: anyone who cannot leave home may be able to ask a trusted friend or volunteer to… more>>

Digital fundraising in a hurry

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on how charities raise money with activities such as fundraising events being cancelled. Lloyds… more>>

Virtual Fundraising Webinar

Learn to run virtual fundraising appeals and events and keep raising for your cause during the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak with the latest… more>>

Charity Excellence Free COVID19 Funder Database – Search Function Now Live

Login and click the COVID19 Funder button in the top, middle of your screen. If you're not already part of the… more>>

Two new papers from CLES

CLES have released two papers that outline the challenges facing local governments as they begin to formulate their economic response to… more>>

Yorkshire Sport Foundation #ThisIsPE

If you’re looking for ways to educate and entertain the kids during lockdown, we’ve got something for you! Yorkshire Sport… more>>

Online Support Sessions for VCS Leaders

The Institute of Voluntary Action research are piloting online support sessions for the leaders of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations – 90… more>>

NCVO Funding and Furloughing Guides

Additions to NCVO's existing coronavirus advice: Charity funding from the government: The very latest information on the £750 million promised by the… more>>

Coronavirus Scam Alert W/C 13th April

West Yorkshire Trading Standards has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 related scams. What scams are trending at… more>>

Coronavirus Scam Alert W/C 6th April

West Yorkshire Trading Standards has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 related scams. What scams are trending at… more>>

The Job Retention Scheme and Charity Rescue Package

NCVO have taken off their member only restrictions from their web pages and resources during the COVID-19 response. That means you… more>>

Update on COVID-19 Charity Excellence Funder Database

Update from Ian McLintock of Charity Digital: The design specification and initial data build were completed over the weekend. There are… more>>

New NCVO Coronavirus resources for charities and volunteers

Information to help you protect your staff, volunteers and beneficiaries, and plan for financial and other impacts on your organisation. *New* Involving volunteers guidance,… more>>

COVID-19 Tech Support

Looking for tech support? This is a community of over 600 tech volunteers supporting COVID-19 efforts nationwide: https://covidtechsupport.com/ more>>

Employment law changes from 6 April 2020

New legislation and changes to existing employment regulations come into effect from 6 April 2020. This includes changes to agency… more>>

COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grants Announced

Food redistribution organisations across England are to benefit from £3.25million of government funding to help them cut food waste and… more>>

Safeguarding for parents and carers

Coronavirus: advice and support for parents and carers Source: NSPCC Date: 01 April 2020 The NSPCC has created an online… more>>

Entries for the Third Sector Awards now open

In these uncertain times we are currently facing, now more than ever is a great time to recognise, celebrate and… more>>

Guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing more>>

Children England News – Every Day Counts

This is a critical time for the children's voluntary and community sector. Services are being closed or significantly re-organised to… more>>

Advice on Supporting Volunteers during COVID-19

NCVO have created a coronavirus advice page on the Knowhow website for anyone managing or supporting volunteers during the pandemic. These are the… more>>

The latest support for community businesses

Power to Change is working closely with community businesses, delivery partners, the wider sector and Government to understand where their support… more>>

ESIF – COVID-19 Updates

A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response… more>>

Launch of new Migrant Information Hub

Migration Yorkshire have just launched the new Migrant Information Hub - www.migrantinfohub.co.uk. The Migrant Information Hub aims to offer useful information and… more>>

Filing charity annual returns during the coronavirus pandemic

Any charity that needs an extension to their annual return deadline can contact the Charity Commission to ask for one.… more>>

Child Poverty Action Group – Coronavirus and Benefits

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an immediate impact on demand for benefit support. Child Poverty Action Group are… more>>

Free Supplies Through Giving World

Giving World provides free of charge clothing, food Items, toiletries, cleaning and household products so the most vulnerable people in… more>>

NCVO: Volunteers Responding to Coronavirus

Click here for information on how to sign up as a volunteer, helping out in communities and guidance. more>>

£3.2 million emergency support for rough sleepers during coronavirus outbreak

Press release from GOV.UK: Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announces £3.2 million emergency funding to help rough sleepers to self-isolate. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/3-2-million-emergency-support-for-rough-sleepers-during-coronavirus-outbreak more>>

British Association for Sexual Health (BASHH) COVID-19 guidance

The British Association for Sexual Health (BASHH) has today (23rd March 2020) issued draft guidance on the provision of sexual… more>>

Good practice for working with people and communities during the COVID-19 outbreak

Overview This short document has been produced by the NHS England and NHS Improvement Public Participation team. It is intended… more>>

Acas updated Coronavirus guidance

Acas Coronavirus advice for employers and employees has been updated. It now includes: - Social distancing and vulnerable people - Self-isolation… more>>

Turn2us COVID-19 Update

Following the most recent developments with the Coronavirus pandemic, Turn2us is working hard to ensure we can continue to provide… more>>

London Funders Statement on COVID-19

London Funders has coordinated a statement from its members and other funders (including those outside of London) that commits to a number… more>>
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