A new COVID-19 Community Toolkit has been launched to support volunteers in helping their communities during the pandemic.
A round-up of useful articles and resources from national organisations including furloughed staff wanting to volunteer, help with zoom calls, business contingency planning for fundraising, lessons about spontaneous volunteering in emergencies, and help with payment for volunteers shopping for someone else.
Two organisations in Cornwall are offering help and support for carers who are experiencing changes in their circumstances due to Covid-19.
Hi-Vis UK are concerned that during Covid-19, many self-isolating over 70’s may be further impacted by their deteriorating hearing and sight.
Volunteer Cornwall has launched their new ‘Wellbeing Mentors’ to support anyone working as a Key Worker during the COVID 19 Crisis.
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.
A Social Prescribing Covid-19 directory has been produced and can be viewed here https://tinyurl.com/trw62jb
Questions and Answers CIC are looking for 10 digitally isolated people to be part of a project to allow them to access the internet and engage with family, friends and online services.
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.
An app sharing surplus food availability from supermarkets (and calling for more businesses to get involved) and a social enterprise jobs website for the charity sector. And is an app for you?
Catch-up with newsletters from Eden Project Communities, and the Rural Services Network.
March awareness raising: Cancer and other health conditions, Fair Trade, inequality, debt, family safety, St Piran, World Book Day, women, stopping smoking, forests, single parents, and more!
Treverbyn Hall, Stenalees, near St Austell, is offering special rates on room hire now. If you’re interested, or want to find out more about other activities happening there, see their website.
Helen Boardman has been appointed as CEO of Cornwall VSF, to start on 23 March. We are excited to work with her to develop our plans for the voluntary sector in Cornwall.
Treverbyn Hall is calling on members of the local community to have their say around creating a pair of local-use flats plus a community space. Find out more, and have your say.
Funding opportunities for disadvantaged children, and for disadvantaged communities, plus to help people realise their sporting ambitions, and the Comic Relief Community Fund.
Cornwall Council’s Community Governance Review enters its final consultation phase. Make sure you know the plans for your area, and have your say.
Got ideas for projects that will benefit women and girls in Cornwall? Cornwall Women’s Fund has opened for its first founding round!