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Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Updates

Cornwall VSF and Cornwall Council have been producing weekly updates for the sector around COVID-19, to help keep people informed. Here are the previous editions:

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update 16 July 2021

  • COVID round ups
  • Free transport to get your COVID-19 vaccine
  • Get involved in nature’s recovery
  • Interested in finding out more about crowdfunding
  • Voluntary and Community sector pulse check
  • Funding opportunities for the sector
  • You in the news: Friendship Day – Cornwall tackles loneliness
  • Regional children’s funding announced
  • Cornwall Food Access Alliance

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update 2 July 2021

  • Free PPE for the voluntary sector
  • Grab a jab and get protected
  • Let’s do it for Cornwall
  • If you’re asked to self-isolate
  • COVID advice for local businesses
  • Funding opportunities for the sector
  • Win a share of £30,000 funding for your climate change project
  • Plastic Free July
  • Queen’s Birthday Honours List
  • Emergency accommodation

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update 18 June 2021

  • Co-creating Cornwall’s Future – online conference
  • Sign the VCSE pledge
  • Help slow the spread of COVID in Cornwall
  • What’s changing on 21 June?
  • Cornwall VSF funding update
  • Match funding for planet positive projects
  • Funded support for unemployed residents

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update 4 June 2021

  • The latest on the G7 Summit
  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service G7 Safety Advice
  • Cornwall VSF Funding update
  • Cornwall VSF Engagement Officer
  • What is Co-creation?
  • Who’s who at Cornwall Council?
  • Join the thousands home-testing for COVID-19
  • Do you need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme?

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update 21 May 2021

  • It’s OK not to hug
  • Re-entry anxiety
  • COVID update for the VCSE sector
  • Current COVID rules
  • COVID-19 legislation support webinars
  • Funding update
  • Funded support for residents
  • Your G7 questions answered
  • Gee Seven
  • Change a child’s life forever
  • The Big Lunch
  • Parking charges
  • Bank holiday health services

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 7 May 2021

  • Volunteering is good for you
  • Funding roundup
  • G7 questions and answers
  • Sign up for G7 updates
  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
  • Maternal Mental Health Month
  • COVID vaccinations
  • Free COVID home test kits
  • Next steps out of lockdown
  • Business support webinars
  • Latest on elections

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 23 April 2021

  • Cornwall VSF membership
  • #IamCornwall
  • Volunteering in Cornwall
  • It takes a village
  • Supporting Families
  • Funding Update
  • Cornwall’s Case trackers Lift Lid on Rule Breaking
  • Support with Covid-19 legislation webinars
  • G7 Q&A
  • The Big Ask
  • Important links

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 9 April 2021

Includes:

  • Community Renewal Fund
  • Changes to Lockdown Restrictions 12 April
  • Guidance for reopening the VCSE sector
  • FREE Covid-19 tests
  • Support for residents as shielding stops
  • Post-lockdown webinars
  • New Charity Search Tool
  • Supporting residents to vote in May 2021 elections
  • Free parking
  • Proud to Care Cornwall
  • Family Based Short Care Breaks
  • Important Links

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 26 March 2021
Includes:

  • Changes to lockdown restrictions on 29 March
  • Support with COVID-19 legislation webinars
  • Post lockdown webinars for event organisers
  • Have you taken part in the Census 2021
  • Healthy boost to Healthy Start Scheme
  • Back the Future Cornwall Climate Action Fund
  • Extended opening hours for Household Waste Recycling Centres
  • Have you got what it takes to become a social worker in children’s services in Cornwall?
  • Important links

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 12 March 2021
Includes:

  • Survey on food insecurity in Cornwall
  • COVID-19 round-up
  • Resources to support COVID-19 vaccine rollout
  • Mental health support for children returning to school
  • Latest funding
  • Cornwall Climate Challenge online event
  • Census 2021
  • Support with COVID-19 legislation webinars
  • Voting in the May 2021 elections
  • Cornwall Council is recruiting poll clerks and count staff
  • New team members at Cornwall VSF
  • Previous issues of the Voluntary and Community Sector Update
  • Important links

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 26 February 2021
Includes:

  • Inspiring women in the voluntary sector
  • Thank you to our colleagues
  • Roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions
  • Community Testing Programme
  • Shielding support for new and existing clinically extremely vulnerable residents
  • Transport to COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Facebook Live COVID-19 briefing
  • New funding opportunities
  • Resources for VCSE organisations
  • Support with COVID-19 legislation webinars
  • Do you #CEtheSigns of child exploitation?
  • Safeguarding and support
  • Support videos for parents
  • Ban on bailiff evictions extended
  • New adult social care charging policy
  • Help for EU citizens

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 12 February 2021
Includes:

  • Mental Health within the Voluntary Sector Survey
  • Latest funding opportunities
  • Facebook Live COVID-19 briefing
  • Support with COVID-19 legislation webinars
  • Help for older people
  • Winter advice and the COVID Winter Grant
  • Free vitamin D for at-risk groups
  • R U OK?
  • Credit unions and financial advice
  • Community transport
  • Cornwall Climate Action Network
  • Elections 2021

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 29 January 2021
Includes:

  • Mass vaccination centres in Cornwall
  • New faces at Cornwall VSF
  • Localism Vision and Strategy
  • Funding opportunities
  • Facebook Live COVID-19 briefing
  • Support with COVID-19 legislation webinars
  • Digital inclusion, laptops and home schooling
  • Mental health support
  • One and All Race Equality Forum
  • Census 2021
  • Free parking during lockdown
  • Bus and train service changes
  • Libraries online
  • Health and Well-being Fund
  • Insolvency Service consultation

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 15 January 2021
Includes:

  • Sector stress-test survey findings
  • Workforce capacity survey finding
  • Funding
  • COVID vaccinations
  • Weekly online press briefings
  • Support with COVID-19 legislation webinars
  • Self-isolation support
  • Help with food
  • Support for individuals and organisations
  • Mental health support
  • Shielding support for the clinically extremely vulnerable
  • Evictions prohibited during lockdown
  • Resources to support deaf people during the pandemic
  • Business support grants
  • Get online at home
  • Help with home schooling

2020

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 11 December 2020
Includes:

  • VCSE stress test survey
  • Cornwall VSF AGM
  • Funding
  • Digital information to support charities
  • Data for the voluntary sector
  • Weekly foodbank update
  • Telephone signposting list
  • CE the Signs training
  • Test and Trace Support Payments
  • Renters urged to get in contact now if struggling to pay rent
  • Clothing donations
  • Christmas support
  • Cornwall’s EU citizens urged to apply to settlement scheme
  • Reopening village and community halls
  • Support with COVID-19 legislation webinars

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 27 November 2020
Includes:

  • The needs of the VCSE sector
  • Resources
  • Mental health
  • COVID-19 Winter Plan and local restriction tiers
  • Coronavirus and Christmas
  • Don’t let COVID run riot in your home
  • Disposing of waste with possible coronavirus infection
  • COVID ‘misting’ scam
  • Keeping the Faith report
  • A new vision for Cornwall
  • Funding
  • Cornwall Council Community Chest Crisis Scheme
  • Business support grants
  • Support with COVID-19 legislation webinars
  • Christmas support for children entitled to free school meals
  • Healthy Start
  • Home isn’t a safe place for everyone
  • Reporting rough sleeping and homelessness
  • Evictions prohibited during lockdown and Christmas
  • Loan sharks

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 10 November 2020
Includes:

  • Food poverty
  • Funding for community food groups
  • Funding opportunities
  • Business support webinars
  • Updated COVID-19 information packs
  • Advice for clinically extremely vulnerable residents
  • People facing financial hardship
  • Fuel poverty
  • Emergency accommodation for rough sleepers
  • Mental health support
  • 111 service
  • Get active in lockdown
  • Call for more social care and health workers
  • Budget consultation
  • Successful projects announced for suicide prevention innovation grants
  • New role dedicated to help improve the lives of BAME communities

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 29 September 2020
Includes:

  • Representing the sector to contribute to a national report
  • Job Support Scheme replaces the furlough scheme
  • People facing financial hardship
  • Redundancy Support Task Force
  • Coronavirus outbreak FAQs – what you can and can’t do
  • QR posters
  • The new NHS Test and Trace app
  • Coronavirus tests
  • Self-isolation support package
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Cornwall residents urged to have their say on Cornwall Council’s budget
  • Funding opportunities
  • Updated Bounce back to business guide and checklist
  • COVID-19 data

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 4 September 2020
Includes:

  • Returning to school and university
  • Furlough scheme and redundancies
  • Money to help low income people self-isolate
  • Low income families in a worse financial position due to pandemic
  • Funding for organisations
  • Government’s Kickstart scheme for jobs could help the sector
  • Coronavirus tests
  • COVID-19 data
  • Virtual events to target suicide rate in Cornwall
  • Surge in domestic abuse during lockdown
  • Families bereaved by coronavirus lose welfare benefits eligibility
  • Homelessness and digital inclusion
  • Call to extend support for prison leavers
  • Car sharing advice during the pandemic
  • School transport arrangements
  • The Cornish Shuffle

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 21st August 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 7th August 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 24th July 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 10th July 2020  
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 3rd July 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 26th June 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 19th June 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 12th June 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 5th June 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 29th May 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 22nd May 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 15th May 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 7th May 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 1st May 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 24th April 2020 
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 17th April 2020 
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 9th April 2020 
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 3rd April 2020
Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 26th March 2020

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