The Government held an inquiry into the funding challenges faced by the charity sector at this time – see the findings, and the Government’s response to them, with commentary from the Local Government Information Unit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited Treverbyn Hall, Stenalees, as part of a tour visiting organisations that have been responding to the coronavirus crisis.
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.
New funding – SHORT DEADLINE National Lottery fund, plus BBC Children in Need, registering for the Big Christmas Give, and protective security around places of worship.
Cornwall VSF’s survey of the VCSE Sector’s crisis response shows great innovation and joint-working, but a bleak future amidst funding issues and a rise in need.
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.
Who do you know that should be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours? The deadline has been extended, and the form simplified, to allow for appropriate recognition for Covid-19 heroes.
VSF is asking the VCSE sector to complete a survey to help identify the social impact resulting from Covid-19.
URGENT – voluntary sector organisations in Cornwall, please take part in our survey to help us gather information on how the sector is handling the current crisis. Please also share widely.
The DCMS Select Committee has published its report on the impact of Covid-19 on charities and voluntary organisations.
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.
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.
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.
You can catch up on all the Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Updates here.
The team of therapists and trauma-informed professionals at Khulisa have put together the guide that contains short exercises and a toolkit of tips and techniques that everyone can do to manage anxiety in a pandemic.
Following the announcement of support funding for the voluntary sector on April 8, here are initial details around the scheme, and how to apply for some of the funding promised.