A useful resource around organisations offering free or discounted support to charities, including business support,
Benefits sanctions are reinstated from today, for people who don’t fulfill their conditions around looking for work and attending meetings at their local jobcentre. Check support resources here.
Following the emergency Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 passed last week, check here for how this relates to charities which are struggling to keep afloat in these times.
Data is key, for organisations writing funding bids and making plans for their futures. Find out some of the best information around the impact of the coronavirus for your area.
Are you disabled? The Media Trust is creating a database of people with expertise in all areas, who are also disabled, to increase the visibility of disabled people. Find out more, and sign up!
Digital Boost is a new service for small rural businesses and charities, to help them engage with customers online. Free support, from expert volunteers, targeting your specific needs.
One in three people in The South West has been targeted by a scammer during lockdown. Find out what’s happening, and how to protect yourself. Download resources for your community.
New debt helpline launched, for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, amid concerns for rising financial problems during lockdown.
Peer support for voluntary organisation is being offered by the Institute of Voluntary Action Research – several free places are available during the rest of June.
Doctors of the World has produced a report on the impact of COVID-19 on the excluded people of England, which contains useful information for funding bids and planning. Included are refugees, asylum seekers, homeless, Gypsy, Roma & traveller communities, those released from prison, & sex workers.
Training courses for organisations and trustees – for orgs working with women in the criminal justice sector, around energy poverty, and for trustees via the NCVO and Civil Society.
Information around furloughing, for sector organisations to share with staff, volunteers, and those they support.
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.
Coronavirus Support in the VCS sector: Gov.uk advice on WhatsApp, Nightlink listening service up & running again, new befriending service in Falmouth, and DWP home visits suspended.
Community groups helping vulnerable people in their area can now access an discounted online safeguarding course.
HMRC will delay the requirement to implement digital links for Making Tax Digital (MTD) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We are producing a regular bulletin with Cornwall Council with COVID-19 response updates, information and resources for you, sign up here https://bit.ly/2w5ctN3
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.
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,