Burnout in the voluntary sector is increasing, as people have been in ‘crisis mode’ for so long. Make sure you take time out for your own mental health and check on your colleagues. Click here for more resources.
Add your voice to a campaign calling for a temporary rise in the gift aid amount, to 33%, to benefit charities as they struggle to operate at this time. #GiftAid
Cornwall Community Accountancy Service (CCAS) is offering help for voluntary sector organisations which need support with furlough schemes. Contact them soon, as the deadline to claim is 31 July.
If you have a charity shop, you need to know what the Charity Retail Association’s latest guidance is, around how to manage social distancing and safe practices.
Making good decisions around strategy, fundraising, creating sustainable services, digital safety, and good governance – Charity Digital Code has a checklist for Boards and charity leaders.
A Fair and Just Future for Cornwall, Cornwall Poverty Forum’s new report, contains 21 essays from key local stakeholders, articulating their visions for the future. Helen Boardman, our CEO shares her thoughts on page 46.
Summer newsletters from Neighbourhood Policing (scams, doorstep crime), Citizens Advice Cornwall (listing their services, and their value), CRCC and the Growth Programme.
There are a number of campaigns around rebuilding better, subsequent to the crisis caused by the pandemic – have a look and see if these are something you want to put your organisation’s name to.
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.