Coronavirus – national information

National information & resources

We will update this page regularly to bring you the latest national information and support.

If you need to get in touch with us please email: reception@hcvs.org.uk

News

Charities across the country are facing imminent collapse due to the impact of coronavirus, leaders warned today. Sector bodies estimate that charities will miss out on at least  £4.3bn of income over the coming 12 weeks, though the figure could be far higher. Read more

Resources

Age UK

Advice and guidance from Age UK including what to do if you feel unwell and dealing with anxiety– read more

Doctors of the World

Doctors of the World have published advice in 20 languages – produced in partnership with the Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice.

Advice sheets are available now in English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kurdish Surani, Malayalam, Mandarin, Pashto, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese. Coming soon: Polish, Punjabi, Romanian.

You can find them on their Google drive here.

NCVO guide: Your organisation and coronavirus

A comprehensive guide being updated regularly and aimed at the social sector. It includes sections on:

  • How to support beneficiaries and service users, including those who are vulnerable or facing discrimination
  • How to manage finances, planning and insurance
  • Contingency planning
    Read more

Staff welfare

Given many staff will now need to work from home it’s important we all consider the impact this may have on people’s welfare. We found this useful resource to help you and your staff think about this. Click here.

Business planning

The Federation for Small Business (FSB) guide is aimed at small businesses but the advice is also relevant to small charities, social enterprises, community businesses and impact organisations. It includes sections on:

  • Closing your organisation
  • Business insurance
  • Advice for employers
  • Measures for the workplace

Read more

The CBI has collated everything you need to know about COVID-19, including advice, guidance, and what your business can do to help. Check their Coronavirus Hub here.

Free one-to-one advice and support to help London businesses face the challenges of COVID-19. The London Growth Hub’s team of business Advisers can help you work out your next steps, create a plan of action and provide a gateway into the vital resources, support and initiatives needed to sustain your business through this challenging period. Read more

Advice for people at risk of domestic abuse

Advice from Women’s Aid for people at risk of domestic abuse during the lockdown. It includes information on the 999 Silent Solutions scheme which is a way for people to alert emergency services without speaking, if they are worried about being overheard by others in the home. Read more

Looking after your mental health

This BBC article offers advice from AnxietyUK and other practical steps for looking after your mental health.

Mental Health UK has also published supportive tips​. Read more

The UK Government

The Government website is regularly updated and details the financial support available to individuals and small organisations – click here.

London Community Response Fund

New emergency support fund announced to help community and voluntary organisations. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today pledged £1 million to a new emergency support fund to help London’s community and voluntary organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus.

The Mayor has joined City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, and London Funders, a network of investors of London’s civil society, to launch the new fund – with an initial £1 million provided by City Hall and £1 million from City Bridge Trust. Read more

More funding

 

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