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 […]

PUBLIC SERVICES: LESSONS FROM CORONAVIRUS

The coronavirus crisis has had a huge impact on all types of public services, but many charities and voluntary organisations […]

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will close on 31 October 2020. From 1 July, employers can bring furloughed employees back […]

PUBLIC SERVICES: LESSONS FROM CORONAVIRUS

The coronavirus crisis has had a huge impact on all types of public services, but many charities and voluntary organisations […]

#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 […]

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

From the start of August, furloughed workers will be able to return to work part-time with employers being asked to […]

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, […]

Coronavirus Support Webinar

The UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be hosting a free webinar Tuesday 5th May 11AM -12PM […]

Proposal to allow charities to claim under the Small Business Grant Fund

The Charity Tax Group has prepared a briefing for officials at BEIS, MHCLG and HM Treasury proposing that the eligibility […]

Reason Digital

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

Allow furloughed charity employees to volunteer for their charity

Charity services are needed now more than ever. Charities placing employees in temporary ‘furlough’ to obtain urgent financial relief cannot […]

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 […]

Free online Linkedin training for charities

The charity sector is currently experiencing some of its greatest challenges in modern memory. However, adversity can also be the […]

Government launches plan to tackle loneliness

The Government has launched a major effort to tackle loneliness and social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak and period of […]

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 […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your energy supply

COVID-19 is a new illness caused by the coronavirus that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s a national issue […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coronavirus: Scammers & Fraudsters

Below are two information leaflets from Victim Support. Advice for groups The unprecedented situation we’ve found ourselves in with the […]

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 […]

Webinar: Key issues for charities in public service delivery

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

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 […]

Lockdown rules relaxed for people with autism and learning disabilities

The Government has issued new guidance for people with autism and learning difficulties stating they are now able to leave […]

FAQs For Carers UK

The coronavirus outbreak is a difficult and uncertain time, particularly if you are responsible for the welfare of others. Carers […]

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 […]

How are you managing premises during the lockdown?

The Ethical Property Foundation has just launched a short COVID-19 Charity Property Survey and is asking charities to share their […]

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 […]

BBC to host fundraising night

BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief are joining forces to host an evening of fundraising in response to the […]

Supporting BAME Communities

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

Information for Village Halls and Community Centres

Most village and community halls should be eligible for two forms of support: 100% business rate relief, (the Expanded Retail […]

Managing through the coronavirus

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

Sainsbury’s Shopping Card

The Sainsbury’s Shopping Cards are a great way for families to pay for their groceries and other essentials. The Shopping […]

General Advice for Voluntary Organisations on Police Contact

General information for police contact for volunteers. •If a volunteer believes a person is in imminent danger they should call […]

£10 million fund to help vulnerable people claim Universal Credit

Funding will be available to partner organisations, including charities, from April 2020 to help vulnerable people claim Universal Credit. The […]

Third Sector Resilience Fund

The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations […]

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 […]

Guide for Vulnerable People

Please find attached a guide for vulnerable people living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. We hope that this will be a […]

Together We’re Better – Stakeholder Update

As you will all be aware, we are now facing unprecedented times in the NHS, social care and as a […]

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 […]

Apprenticeship programme response

This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus […]

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, […]

Attain

The “Get Me Online” service that Stoke-on-Trent based Digital Agency Attain have started will set local businesses up with a […]

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 […]

Information for charity finance professionals

Charity Finance Group have created a practical guide for charity finance professionals, which will be updated with new information and […]

Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and […]

Covid-19 Urgent Business Grant Payment

Grant support to small businesses and retail, hospitality and leisure businesses England. Small Business Grant Fund Hereditaments included in this […]

AutonoMe – Free Technology

Free Technology for Learning Disabilities In response to the recent escalation of UK Governments Coronavirus strategy and the challenging months […]

COVID-19: infection prevention and control

Please read and share this guidance amongst your networks about the appropriate use of PPE. Some voluntary groups may still […]

HM Government Business Support

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees. The website can help […]

COVID-19: support for businesses

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses […]

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 […]

Key Coronavirus Legal Issues for Charities Explained – FREE Webinar

Free webinar with Bates Wells solicitors is available watch again on demand. It’s full of great advice on topics like […]

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 […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for the Charity Sector

Guidance to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Understandably, charities are concerned about what to do […]

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 […]

Community Energy Scheme

The Community Energy Scheme wants to support the City of Stoke on Trent in what is a worrying time for […]

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 […]

Neighbourly Community Fund

With the support of their partner businesses M&S, Lidl, Aldi, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners, Neighbourly are launching a series […]

Template documents for organisations needing volunteers

Checklist for Covid-19 Volunteer Groups 1. What are you asking your volunteers to do? It is imperative volunteers are told […]

Emergency Grants – The Community Foundation for Staffordshire

Funding is available to organisations who are working to provide a service to their local community where they have been […]

Guidance for health professionals and other organisations

The advice for anyone in any setting is to follow these main guidelines. 1. The most common symptoms of coronavirus […]

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses – Gov UK

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This guidance will assist employers and […]

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 […]

Corona virus Q&A – World Health Organisation

WHO is continuously monitoring and responding to the Covid-19 outbreak. This Q&A will be updated as more is known about […]

NHS Covid-19 Information:

For the latest NHS advice and information around Covid-19 please follow the link below: – Advice for everyone – Advice […]