Digital inclusion – information for those trying to help people without the means, skills or equipment to access the internet.
A comprehensive resource for those working with people who are facing financial difficulties – debt, business support, working, benefits, budgeting and emergency grants.
Fundraising information for local voluntary groups – ideas for your supporters, plus sources of grant funding.
disAbility Cornwall has carried out a survey around government support for the most vulnerable people in Cornwall – see their findings here
URGENT – voluntary sector organisations in Cornwall, please take part in our survey to help us gather information on how the sector is handling the current crisis. Please also share widely.
Following the announcement of support funding for the voluntary sector on April 8, here are initial details around the scheme, and how to apply for some of the funding promised.
A message from our Chair, Richard Williams – Cornwall VSF business as usual suspended, as we work to help the sector co-ordinate its response to this pandemic.
Advice around the coronavirus in sign language, for trustees, first aiders, and those working in criminal justice sector, plus help for rough sleepers, and statements from the BBC and Royal Mail.
Good news for the environment – new EU rules will make it necessary for manufacturers to make goods repairable, and longer lasting.
Keeping children safe online – what resources are there to help those who find themselves with kids at home right now? Protect children and young people against cyber bullying.
Covid 19 update – support for renters, and with energy bills, for vulnerable children as schools close, free mobile access to NHS info, and a National Emergencies Trust appeal has launched.
Covid-19 news – What’s the latest, Charity Commission deadline delay, request for sector support from government & emergency appeals, what’s closed and what’s open,
Could your organisation use some DWP money to help support people into work or to claim Universal Credit? The Universal Credit Transition Fund Grant application process is open until 31 March.
TV License changes for over-75s will now be postponed till August, to ensure that vulnerable older people can access important public information.
Innovate UK has announced a new wave of Women in Innovation Awards to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators to develop their ideas and scale up their businesses.
Coronavirus – Covid 19 UK Aid umbrella organisation set up for support organisations, London Marathon postponed, funders prepared to be flexible, and rescue loan scheme may not apply to charities
Helen Charlesworth May has been appointed as the joint accountable officer for health and social care in Cornwall.
Budget summary, and its impact on the voluntary sector and those whom we support.
Specific advice for the charity sector around dealing with Coronavirus.
National Child Exploitation Awareness Day is on 18 March. Find out more, and get hold of some images to use on your social media to help the campaign.