Understanding the effect of the new Covid-19 variant on the sector

A new strain of Covid-19 (B.1.617.2) detected in the UK in mid-April has spread quickly in England. By mid-May, clusters […]

Virtual AGMs and insolvency arrangements

The Charity Commission has confirmed the following: Virtual AGMs The provisions of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 which […]

Holding ‘COVID-safe’ charity meetings

With the UK gradually emerging from lockdown restrictions, charities, voluntary organisations and community groups may soon be returning to the […]

Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors

Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, […]

Reopening Community Centres, Libraries & Charity Offices

As per the UK Government’s ‘Roadmap out of lockdown’, the opening of non-essential retail and public buildings, including libraries and […]

vaccination and testing in charity retail

The Charity Retail Association has shared its current advice around Covid-19 vaccinations and testing, as of the end of March […]

Summary of Covid Impact Survey

On March 11 2021, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport published the research and analysis of results from […]

Guidance on handling safeguarding allegations in a charity

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak, other risks have not gone away. Remember that safeguarding concerns must still be […]

Tech for Dummies

Learn more about the range of digital health and assistive technologies that are available to help you boost your health […]

how Chairs can make online meetings work for their board teams

We are all finding new ways of working at the moment and inevitably our board meetings are going to be […]

COVID-19 vaccine comms pack

DCMS is asking the voluntary and community sector to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme by disseminating important information and tackling […]

Creating a Healthy and Productive Workspace

Working from home: A guide to creating a healthy and productive workspace at home It covers important topics such as: […]

Guide to screen addictions and responsible digital use

Have you been spending more time on your phone or laptop? The way we spend our time has been changing […]

key points for the VCSE sector

People can leave their homes for the following reasons: to go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if […]

Managing Risk within your organisation

This page explains how voluntary organisations can work in a way that reduces the risk of people transmitting Covid. It […]

DELIVERING ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

This page explains what those involved in service delivery and digital support need to consider in light of the covid-19 […]

Local Restrictions Support Grant for closed businesses

Businesses in Stoke-on-Trent that have been instructed to close by Government can now apply for a Local Restrictions Support Grant […]

Decoding Microsoft Nonprofit Eligibility

Microsoft have some great offers on discounted tech for charities. Find out whether your organisation is eligible. It’s hard to […]

Free supplies for your charity and beneficiaries

With the impact of the coronavirus measures on community organisations and their vulnerable beneficiaries, Giving World continues to operate, partnering […]

Legal duty to self-isolate

From 28th September, people in England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updated guidance for the charity sector

Updated guidance to help with running your charity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Government financial support for charities Charity meetings […]

Maintaining Records for Test and Trace

As an employer or an organisation that is providing community services you should collect details and maintain records of staff, […]

What to do if your business has a covid-19 outbreak

Public Health England has produced advice for businesses on how to recognise and report an incident of Covid-19 in the […]

SUPPORTING STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND BENEFICIARIES

Information on protecting and supporting the people working in your charity or voluntary organisation, and those who use your services […]

COVID-19 early outbreak management

How COVID-19 early outbreak management action cards help fight the virus. The action cards provide instructions to anyone responsible for […]

Access to Work: factsheet for customers

Changes to Access to Work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Access to Work is a publicly funded employment support programme […]

guidance: services for people who use drugs or alcohol

This guidance outlines COVID-19 advice for commissioners and service providers involved in assisting people who are dependent on drugs or […]

Offices and contact centres

Guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments. What do we mean by […]

guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic

Details Guidance to provide advice on how places of worship can open, for limited permitted activities, in a manner that […]

Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Community centres, village halls, and other multi-use community facilities support a wide range of local activity. However, their communal nature […]

Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders has produced a very useful table which translates 186 words and/or phrases associated with COVID-19 into 35 […]

VCS Emergencies Partnership website launched

The VCS Emergencies Partnership has launched its website which includes a service to support local organisations and community groups to […]

How to run your own charity webinars

The folks at Charity Digital have put together some top tips on running your own webinar. We are sure many […]

Practical information to help village halls reopen

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE), the national charity which champions and supports community-led projects and assets in the […]

#NeverMoreNeeded – Web Hub Launched

As you may have seen from social media yesterday, a new hub has been launched for the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign. Head […]

Reopening shared spaces

Developing thinking around Covid-19 next steps. This includes: Physical spaces Flow Equipment and supplies Technology Travelling Engagement Meetings and events […]

NHS test and trace: workplace guidance

Guidance on the NHS test and trace service for employers, businesses and workers. The NHS test and trace service forms […]

LIFTING THE LOCKDOWN- Challenges we face

NCVO have asked ther members what challenges resuming their activities over the next few months will bring. As part of […]

Real Business Rescue

Real Business Rescue advise local businesses of all sizes across the country on business restructuring strategies and recently also produced […]

Charity Retail – Reopening Pack

Charity Retail Association have published a pack consisting of helpful guidance for reopening charity retail operations, and provides some suggestions […]

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work […]

THE GOVERNMENT’S COVID-19 RECOVERY STRATEGY

Following the prime minister’s speech on Sunday evening, the government has published Our plan to rebuild: the UK government’s covid-19 […]

Are you ready for when your charity shop re-opens?

The Toolkit – Managing Charity Shop Volunteers will help you with all aspects of managing your volunteers from induction to […]

Find and check your business rates valuation

Some smaller charities have not been applying for government support – either directly or from their local authority – because […]

Women’s Aid – Safety and support resources

Safety and wellbeing advice for survivors Many survivors will be feeling unsafe isolating in a house with an abusive person, […]

Reason Digital

Reason Digital are an award winning digital agency working with charities and pro-social organisations. Specialising in quality apps, websites, design […]

The Skills Toolkit

A new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home, has been launched. […]

Our Frontline | New mental health and wellbeing resources launched

Leading mental health charities are uniting for the first time to provide round the clock mental health support to those […]

Manage financial difficulties in your charity caused by coronavirus

Guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) related financial difficulties in charities and how to work through them. “We understand that many trustees […]

coronavirus information in British Sign Language

SignHealth is committed to making sure coronavirus information is available in British Sign Language. Their vision is a world without […]

Find coronavirus financial support for your business

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to employers and the self-employed. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash […]

Covid Fact Sheet for Parents

The situation at the moment is a really difficult time for everyone and has lots of challenges. NSPCC have put […]

Need skills to urgently support your charity?

At this crucial time, Volunteering Matters have issued a call to businesses who want to support charities through volunteering their […]

Webinar – Virtual Fundraising

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

COVID-19 BAME Resource Hub

COVID-19 has hit BAME groups harder so Spark & Co decided to create a resource hub. In it, you will […]

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them […]

Cycles for Key Workers

Find the best offers for frontline staff on bikes, repairs and equipment. Helping our frontline heroes cycle to and from […]

Coronavirus information hub for charity tax and finance professionals

To support its members and the wider sector, CTG has collated guidance and announcements to inform charities during these difficult […]

supporting health and care leaders in unprecedented times

The health and care system in the United Kingdom is facing a huge challenge, placing enormous pressure on health and […]

PRINCIPLES FOR ORGANISATIONS TO ENSURE AN INCLUSIVE RESPONSE

There are parts of our society more likely to be adversely affected by coronavirus. Last week, Charity So White published a […]

NHS ESR COVID-19 resource hub

The NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) team has developed a new COVID-19 resource hub to help and support organisations with […]

Guidance for commissioners and providers of services

COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol. This guidance outlines COVID-19 advice […]

Voluntary Arts Get Creative Network

On Tuesday 17 March, Voluntary Arts launched #CreativeNetwork – a daily online get-together open to anyone involved in arts, culture […]

Resources for autistic people and families  ​

The coronavirus outbreak is having an impact on everybody’s life. Social distancing means that most events are cancelled, schools are […]

Befriending Guidance-Covid and Interim

The information set out in this document is intended to help you when volunteering as an interim befriender to those […]

Barclays LifeSkills

Barclays LifeSkills offers free guidance and modules around finances, budgeting, financial planning and online safety support. Website: Barclays LifeSkills LifeSkills […]

Social Enterprise UK – Coronavirus Support and Resources

Support, resources and information from Social Enterprise UK. Please do let them know the issues you are facing and your […]

Mencap Easy Read Information

Learning disability charity has a resource hub on its website with various information and guidance relating to coronavirus, including Easyread […]

Supporting BAME Communities

The Ubele Initative has set up a new webpage about the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities and the charities […]

Managing through the coronavirus

Considerations for community groups, voluntary groups and charities produced by Ladbrooke Insurance. They produced the document linked below to be […]

Support for clubs and organisations through Coronavirus

Club Matters are compiling lots of guidance and templates for sports clubs through the current crisis. The page will be […]

BSL Information Videos

Please find below a link to 9 BSL videos with information regarding Coronavirus that you may wish to share. NHS […]

Digital Social Care

Run by social care providers for social care providers. Digital Social Care is a dedicated space to provide advice and […]

Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

This government hugely values disabled people and is committed to ensuring that disabled people are supported during this challenging and […]

Covid-19 Essential Training

The impact of COVID-19 has created an extremely challenging time for the social care workforce. We’ve identified training that remains […]

What you need to know about data protection

A blog by Ian Hulme, Director for Regulatory Assurance at the ICO. As COVID-19 continues to sweep across the UK, […]

Fundamentals of Safeguarding

Any group, club or organisation working with or around children and vulnerable adults should have strict safeguarding policies and procedures […]

CompanyDebt – Support for Business

Support for Businesses: It covers: • What government support is available and where to get it • Emergency loans from […]

SSE information and guidance for social enterprises

Thanks to School for Social Entrepreneurs, social enterprises can find pretty much everything they need to know from key Government […]

Financial support for businesses during coronavirus

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses. This page help businesses find out […]

NEW PROCUREMENT GUIDANCE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19: IMPLICATIONS FOR CHARITIES

Charities delivering public services are facing extremely serious challenges due to covid-19. From drastic changes in the volume and nature […]

Coronavirus and Governance

What charity trustees need to think about. Coronavirus will have implications for charities as well as their staff, volunteers and […]

VCSE Resources Hub – NAVCA

A resource hub VCSE organisations from NAVCA. They include: Operational and remote working resources Guidance on working with different sectors […]

Covid-19 Tech Support

Tech volunteers have come together to offer support to those fighting the COVID-19 emergency. Covid Tech Support is offering free […]

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. […]

Need extra skills for your charity?

If your charity needs support in the form of skills, logistics or planning, then you can sign up to benefit […]

COVID-19 Event and Fundraising Resources During Possible Impact

As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, many in the social good community have raised questions about how […]

Changes to DBS ID Checking Guidelines

Information from the government regarding temporary changes to ID checking guidelines that are being made as a result of the […]

NCVO – Your organisation and Coronavirus

This information is intended to help you decide what steps you and your organisation may need to take in light of the spread of the […]