Find out the latest news from Clinks including a new grant programme, support for families with a parent in prision and details on the early release of some prisoners.
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place next week from 18th – 24th May 2020 and CornWELL Festivals CIC have lots of events planned online.
Action on Hearing Loss has produced guidance to help manage Hearing Loss and Tinnitus during Covid-19, including Remote communication and useful tools to ensure phone and video calls are accessible to all.
A number of organisations are providing technical or digital support for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations during the Covid-19 crisis.
VSF is asking the VCSE sector to complete a survey to help identify the social impact resulting from Covid-19.
An additional 1,500 free places are now available for the Third Sector’s Fundraising Conference. The virtual conference, which takes place on 20th & 21st May, has the theme of ‘Fundraising in the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond.
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new 24/7 open access telephone service for anyone worried about their mental health.
Support is available to anyone, regardless of age, all day every day by calling free on 0800 038 5300.
Find out about Tempo Time Credits, a way of earning credits to spend on leisure activities, through volunteering. Targeted to vulnerable families and young people. Also professional support forums.
The DCMS Select Committee has published its report on the impact of Covid-19 on charities and voluntary organisations.
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Adults Board have published a Communications Plan during Covid-19, which includes guidance and resources.
NCVO have published comprehensive guidance and advice on involving and managing volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak.
The government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme has been expanded to allow more charities to benefit – with the ability to borrow up to £5m over 6 years if certain conditions are met.
GPs and pharmacies across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will be available for anyone who needs care and treatment during the early May bank holiday.
Many business award events are still going ahead this year and we have picked some that we think our members may want to enter including The Third Sector Awards, Social Entrepreneur Index and The Charity Times Award.
Health charities are being invited to apply for free communications support through a scheme that has been launched by the membership body the Healthcare Communications Association (HCA).
Guidance has been produced for volunteers to help them to recognise and respond to domestic abuse and sexual violence.
(The guidance is for volunteers NOT those who are or who may be experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence.)
A new COVID-19 Community Toolkit has been launched to support volunteers in helping their communities during the pandemic.
Wellbeing sessions for keyworkers are taking place in the form of a HOPE Zoom tea party. These are aimed specifically at people who are feeling overwhelmed or who are in need of support with self-management during these uncertain periods.
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.
Five charities have worked together to provide new support to those working on the frontline against the coronavirus, Our Frontline offers a combination of support and online resources for NHS workers, carers, emergency services and key workers.