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How the new lockdown rules apply to charities and volunteering

11th November 2020

The NCVO have written about the new rules and how they apply to charities and volunteering. Read more here They’ve also updated relevant sections of their website with new information. Take a look at the links below to find out more: Prevention and social distancing Volunteering and national lockdown restrictions Coronavirus job retention scheme (furloughing) Read more

List of Coronavirus support for business from outside government

10th July 2020

The Government have produced a list of business resources and support from public bodies, organisations and charities that may be useful to employers and employees. Topics include things like mental health and wellbeing, communications and marketing, business to business advice and more. See the list of links here Read more

Updated: Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

16th June 2020

The Government have updated their guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Updates include information about the use of vehicles. Read more here Read more

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: people receiving direct payments

9th June 2020

The Government have published new guidance about how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) can be used by direct payment holders who employ people for their care. The guidance helps people who buy care and support through a direct payment to know how and when they can use the CJRS to furlough employees during the … Read more

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund – England

1st June 2020

The Discretionary Grant Fund supports small and micro businesses that have fixed building costs (such as rent) but who are not eligible for other grant schemes. Grants are available for £25000, £10000 or any amount under £10000. You’re potentially eligible if your business: is based in England has fewer than 50 employees has fixed building … Read more

Online forum for social enterprises

18th May 2020

Social Enterprise UK have launched an online forum, designed to bring the social enterprise community together to share their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic, to discuss important topics and to post offers of support and calls for help. Take a look and join in the forum here Read more

Working safely during COVID-19 in other people’s homes

14th May 2020

The government have shared a guidance document for employers, employees and the self-employed around working safely during COVID-19 in other people’s homes. Take a look at the guide here Read more

Learning Framework

6th May 2020

Collaborate CIC have produced a free, open-access learning framework to help organisations structure their learning activity. It is suitable for people working in organisations (of any shape, size, form) who are providing support to the public — from local authorities and charities, to community groups and health services. It is intended to be simple and … Read more

Coronavirus and voluntary sector resilience

1st April 2020

The Centre for Social Justice have compiled a briefing looking at the potential impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the income of the voluntary sector. The briefing also makes some recommendations to government. Read the full briefing here Read more

Coronavirus advice for co-ops

31st March 2020

Co-operatives UK have produced and collated a range of practical guides and guidance for co‑ops. Topics include: Government support for business HR advice Governance advice Wellbeing tips Online events and webinars Other useful links and resources Read more