COVID-19 Support and Resources

This is a collated list of funding that is available due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, and a toolkit of resources to help you manage the changing landscape of volunteering.

National Lottery Community Fund 

They’re prioritising funding projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding available for under and over £10,000.

Alpkit – Grassroots Support Now

Welcome any applications from individuals or organisations serving those affected by Coronavirus, across the country. For example, being active in your local community to help elderly or vulnerable people; minimising the impact of self-isolation for those in quarantine and need access to food, medicines or social care.

National Emergency Trust

The trust was set up last year as a domestic version of the Disaster Emergency Committee. The appeal is raising funds for local charities to help support communities.

The National Emergency Trust is releasing the funds for London’s charities through The London Community Foundation. They support small charities and groups who help those in need in their communities.

The first phase of donations raised will provide emergency funding to charities and community groups supporting those people most vulnerable due to COVID19. This means small grants that can meet immediate needs of charities and community groups, like purchasing of equipment, computers and mobiles, so they can respond to demand differently. Check to see if you are eligible here

London Funders

London Funders have created a list of funders who recognise the impact COVID-19 will have on civil society groups and have signed up to their agreement to be flexible at this time, as well as news and updates on funding that is available.

Civil Society

Civil Society has a list of funding available to the sector which is being updated regularly.

The Charity Excellence Framework (CEF)

CEF has created a free downloadable toolkit, including fundraising guides, demo videos and a list of over 200+ funders.

NCVO’s funding central site is currently free for non-members

These websites have regularly updated lists of Emergency funding available for the charity sector:

Covid-19 Resource Toolkit for Volunteer Organisations

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Volunteering Barnet have been helping Volunteer organisations in Barnet respond to national changes, providing resources and one to one support. We have created the below toolkit of resources to help you manage and support your network of volunteers as the ongoing affects of the national lockdowns and Covid-19 virus still impact those in our communities.

Follow Public Health England Social Media and online NHS guidance

NCVO advice on Covid-19 and your organisation

Best practice for neighbourhood volunteer initiatives

Example Volunteer code of conduct

How to create a volunteer risk assessment

Volunteer lone working policy

Example volunteer handbook

Guide to staying safe while helping others (for Volunteers)

We have also compiled a list of useful COVID-19 response resources from other providers.

Links to previous newsletters dated:

Issue: 08 April 2020

Issue: 03 April 2020

Issue: 30 March 2020

Issue: 20 March 2020

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