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 – 29th May 2020
Includes:
– Volunteers Week
– Loneliness COVID-19 Grant Fund
– Citizens Advice £15m funding boost
– Temporary accommodation for Cornish care workers
– Concerns over vulnerable children during lockdown
– Guidance for reopening village halls which provide pre-school or nursery facilities
– Coronavirus testing
– NHS Test and Trace service

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 22nd May 2020
Includes:
– VCSE COVID-19 Social Impact Survey
– VCSE Emergency Response Alliance (VERA)
– Local VCSE community provision
– New National Lottery funding available
– Discretionary support fund for small businesses in Cornwall goes live – some charities can apply too
– £2m fund for domestic abuse charities
– Funding available for veterans charities
– Nominate someone who is responding to coronavirus for a national honour
– Mental health information for children and young people

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 15th May 2020
Includes:
– VCSE COVID-19 social impact survey
– VERA and VCSE organisations coming together
– Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy
– £10m for domestic abuse safe accommodation charities
– £6m emergency funding for frontline homelessness charitable organisations
– Mental Health Awareness Week in Cornwall 18-24 May
– Adult social care COVID-19 key support links
– Technical help and support for VCSE organisations during COVID-19

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 7th May 2020
Includes:
-Working in a new normal
-New 24/7 NHS Mental Health telephone support
-Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan will now all charities to benefit
-Un-constituted groups can apply to Cornwall Community Foundation Emergency Fund
– NCVO guidance on managing volunteers during Covid-19

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Update – 1st May 2020
Includes:
– Mental Health and Bereavement Care
– Community Response Hubs
– Business Support Grants, some charities can claim them too
– Extra funding fir volunteers supporting communities during the crisis
– Covid-19 testing facilities for key workers in Cornwall
– Free communications support for not-for-profit health organisations

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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