Covid-19 Funding & Support

We have compiled a list of funding opportunities as well as organisations offering support and advice at this challenging time. 

We will regularly update this list so please let us know of any other opportunities via info@wiltshirecf.org.uk

We have launched our own Coronavirus Response Grants programme to distribute funds raised through our own appeal and Wiltshire and Swindon’s share of the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal fund. Details on how to apply are available here

Funding opportunities - last updated 4 August

Latest announcements:

Armed Forces Covenant Fund 

Grants of up to £20,000 are available through the Force for Change programme. Funds will support initiatives to enable Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area as well as those that address the needs that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. To be eligible to apply, organisations must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local authority; or a school. There are two funding. The first closing date will be noon on 11 September 2020 and the second on 30 November 2020. More information is available here

 

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

Applications have opened for the £92 million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, which is aimed at helping heritage organisations to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Fund is open to heritage organisations managing a heritage site or visitor attraction; private owners of a heritage site, venue or attraction; organisations managing, maintaining or caring for culturally significant assets or collections; businesses that are a vital part of the heritage ecosystem; organisations that manage culturally significant assets or collections; and non-accredited museums are eligible.). Applications close at midday on Monday 17 August 2020. More information is available here 

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Lloyds Bank Foundation is launching a £7.4 million COVID Recovery Fund. The funding will offer around 140 charities a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside a Development Partner to support charities as they recover from the immediate crisis. It is open to small and medium sized charities with an income of between £25,000 and £1 million a year that are helping people overcome complex social issues such as dependency, homelessness and domestic abuse. The Foundation will be holding a Q&A webinar with their grants team on 11th August between 2pm – 3.30pm. Applications will open from 10am 3rd August 2020 and will close at 5pm 11th September 2020. More information on how to register for the seminar or apply for the grant is available here 

Groundwork

Groundwork has launched a new grant fund in response to the impact COVID-19 has had on communities in England.  The Comic Relief COVID-19 Community Fund will provide grants of £4,000 to English grass roots organisations in order for them to respond to the current crisis and recover through enhanced Capacity building grants of £1,000. The fund has the following objectives:

  • To support grass roots organisations to respond to the needs of vulnerable individuals, families and communities during the COVID-19 crisis
  • To support local grass roots community led organisations with ‘lived in’ experience to recover and develop organisational resilience following the COVID-19 crisis.

This programme will only support grass roots, not for profit voluntary or community organisations with an annual turnover of under £250,000 and include members with lived experience. More information is available here 

The Fore

In Autumn 2020, The Fore’s RAFT Transition Fund is offering unrestricted grants of up to £15,000 to help small charities and social enterprises plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in a post-coronavirus world. The Transition Fund will offer grants in two rounds.  The first round has now closed but a second round of funding will open for registration on 21 September. It is designed to support small charities and social enterprises as they adapt to the post-lockdown world. Funding will enable grantees to strengthen their organisations, plan ahead, become more sustainable and refocus on the new needs of their beneficiaries. The Fore is particularly looking to fund small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past. More information is available here 

Covid-19 Homeless Responseness Response Fund

Homelessness organisations affected directly by COVID-19 can now apply for funding of £5.5million in a second round of grants distributed by Homeless Link.

The funding aims to provide emergency financial assistance to local homelessness organisations, preventing closure, service cuts or staff redundancies threatened by increased operational costs and a loss of fundraised income due to the Coronavirus. It will also support organisations that have needed to expand or adapt their services in light of COVID-19 to support people experiencing homelessness safely and effectively.

£4.82 million of the funding is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund and a further £680,000 is from Comic Relief.

  • The deadline for the Comic Relief funding stream is 3 August 2020, with decisions made during August.
  • There are two deadlines for the National Lottery Community Fund funding stream:

          - 3 August 2020 with decisions made in early September, funds distributed by the end of September

          - 14 September 2020 with decisions made in mid-October, funds distributed by the end of November

 Awards must be spent within six months of receipt of funds or by 19 April 2021. More information is available here

Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme

The Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme (CCLORS) will provide grants up to £100,000 to community-led organisations in England that are facing severe financial difficulties as a direct result of the coronavirus lockdown. The scheme is open to all types of community-led organisation affected by the crisis. Applications are particularly welcome from organisations led by or directly supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, which have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19. The scheme is run by Power to Change, Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business on behalf of The National Lottery Community Fund.

CCLORS will have three application rounds, the first round has now closed. The second round will open on Tuesday 4th August and the third round on Tuesday 11th August. More information is available here

Social Enterprise Support Fund

The Social Enterprise Support Fund provides grants to support social enterprises during COVID-19. It is delivered by five social enterprise support agencies, and made possible thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund. Grants of £10,000 - £300,000 are available for social enterprises that working in one of the following priority areas:

  • Supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19 
  • Supporting people most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis

The funds have been split into three rounds:

  • Round 1: Opens at 1pm on Monday 13th July, closes at 1pm on Monday 20th July 2020
  • Round 2: Opens at 1pm on Thursday 13th August, closes at 1pm on Thursday 20th August 2020
  • Round 3: Opens at 1pm on Thursday 10th September, closes at 1pm on Thursday 17th September 2020

More information is available here

2021 GSK IMPACT Awards

Applications are now open for the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards. The awards are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund. Winning organisations will receive core funding of up to £40,000, plus access to excellent training and development to support their leaders.
 
To be eligible to apply, organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £3,000 to £40,000; the training and development is valued at a further £9,500. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity, and be given a set of promotional materials. The GSK IMPACT Awards are judged by a panel of judges and provide national recognition for the winning charities. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 14 September 2020. More information is available here

Infrastructure Fund

In response to the coronavirus, the UKCF is making a £250,000 Infrastructure Fund available for BAME-led infrastructure organisations to help apply for National Emergency Trust (NET) grants though their local Community Foundations. Grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 are available to fund work such as the mentoring/supporting of groups; awareness-raising via marketing and communications; support with monitoring and reporting; the provision of micro grants to enable applications for NET funding through community foundations; and to help build relationships to help community foundations identify and address barriers to funding BAME-led organisations and communities.

Applications can be made on a rolling basis and will be considered by an independent panel every week with awards made as quickly as possible thereafter. More information is available here

Comic Relief

Comic Relief is launching a new funding programme to support organisations that will make a significant contribution to their sector – for example, whether that’s forging new ways of working in the wake of COVID-19, contributing evidence that will move things forward, cross-sector collaboration which recognises the way issues intersect, or advocacy and campaigning work. Funding of between £150,000 and £600,000 will be available for projects lasting up to 3 to 5 years. The focus will be on work in areas that are of particular interest to Comic Relief. This includes addressing homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, and early childhood development. The fund will open for applications on the 13th July 2020 and close at 12pm on the 28th August 2020. More information is available here 

 

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances and is delivered by Family Fund Business Services. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to child’s wellbeing. In order to respond to the impact of lockdown on vulnerable children and young people’s access to education resources, they are now making digital devices such as laptops and tablets available as grant items. In addition to these digital devices, they also offer a toys and games grant to help alleviate the pressure of isolation on families during lockdown. More information is available here

Baring Foundation

This new arts programme is designed to support established organisations that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professionally trained artists. Grants are not available in this call for organisations which undertake this work as one part of a broader offer. This approach has been chosen to respond to the pressures the sector is undergoing due to the COVID-19 crisis. Grants are offered will be unrestricted and between £12,000 - £15,000 depending on the level of demand. The deadline is 18 August 2020 at 12pm. More information available here ​

The Foyle Foundation 

The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Small Grants Scheme for organisations with an annual turnover of less than £150,000 supporting the young, vulnerable, and elderly, disadvantaged. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available and can be used to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking or delivery of online digital services for charities. More information is available here 

Asda Foundation

In response to Covid-19 the Asda Foundation has stopped its usual grant making activities and launched two new programmes:

  • Covid-19 Hygiene Grants focus on personal hygiene dignity, supporting residents/patients in facilities, who are struggling and unable to provide their own toiletries either through lack of funds or access to family support. The fund is open to applications from care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters. 
  • Covid-19 Healthy Holiday Grants are designed to support groups that typically would be holding summer holiday activities to ensure children are provided with a hot meal. If social distancing is relaxed before school holidays, then standard (Transforming Communities Improving Lives (TCIL) criteria would apply. If social distancing hasn’t relaxed, the Asda Foundation will provide grants for groups to deliver provisions to children at home.

 Maximum grants for both programmes are £500 and more information is available here 

Rosa's Covid-19 Response Fund 

Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants) provide grants of up to £10,000 for specialist women’s organisations across the UK. The first round is now closed but updates on future funding opportunities will be posted on their website. More information is available here 

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust 

In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is making at least £5 million available in funding for its second phase of support for the period May to December 2020. Initially, they will focus on their current grantees but the Trust will also launch a Covid-19 Initiatives Fund over the summer which will be open to grantees and non-grantees to support new initiatives that either challenge current responses to and narratives about the crisis, or build support for systemic change in a post-Covid society. Full details will be published on their website. More information is available here 

Government’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund/ The National Lottery Community Fund 

This new  £200m Government funding stream is being distributed via The National Lottery Community Fund and is aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England. The Fund has two key objectives:

  • To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.
  • To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services.

Grants will allow organisations to meet service costs, where they are experiencing increased demand and/or short-term income disruption. Grants will also allow organisations to refocus services to address more immediate beneficiary needs in light of COVID-19. Applications close on 17 August at 12pm.

Apply for funding of up to £10,000 here                                 Apply for a grant of over £10,000 here

 

Department of Education/Family Fund

Family Fund has received extra funding worth £10 million from the Department for Education to provide grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children this year. This emergency funding has been provided in response to the crisis presented by the Coronavirus pandemic and will help more parents and carers to look after their children. Families can apply for grants to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including items such as computers and tablets, outdoor play equipment and sensory toys. More information is available here 

Independent Age

Independent Age has released £2 million to help smaller organisations across the UK who are working with older people hardest hit by the virus. They are targeting two specific groups:

  • Older people living in particularly complex and challenging situations.
  • Older people in danger of being out of sight and out of mind.

There will be four rounds of grant-making, with £500,000 available in June, July, August and September 2020. UK registered charities can apply if they have at least one paid member of staff (part-time is fine) and an annual income of £1 million or less (averaged across the last three financial years). Charities must be already working with older people in one or both of our two priority areas. Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 will be awarded. The next round opens on 17 August and closes on 11 September at 9am. More information is available here.

Sport England 

Sport England has committed another £1 million to combating the impact of coronavirus by match funding money raised by sports clubs and community activity groups through Crowdfunder. Through the ‘Active Together’ partnership with Crowdfunder Sport England are matching crowd funds of up to £10,000 raised by clubs and organisations affected by the coronavirus crisis. Clubs and organisations can sign up via the Crowdfunder website. Once 25% of the crowdfunding is met, Sport England will confirm the match funding – up to £10,000 – and can distribute the money within seven days of being raised. More information is available here

 

Other funding opportunities

Alpkit

Alpkit is now prioritising their funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the Covid-19 virus crisis.

  • 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
  • Supporting foodbanks and increasing the number of meals on wheels deliveries to support the elderly
  • Supporting those who are homeless or in temporary accommodation
  • Bringing adventure indoors and overcoming the obstacles that prevent us benefiting from going outdoors.

More information is available here

Alec Dickson Trust 

The Trust welcomes applications of up to £1,000 from UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19.  Applications are now closed and the next funding round will be announced via their social media channels. More information is available here 

Arts Council

The Arts Council has launched an emergency package of funding for both individuals and organisations working in the cultural sector totalling £160 million. These emergency funding streams will be open to applications very soon. More information is available here

Baring Foundation 

The Baring Foundation has announced new funding streams as part of its £1 million Strengthening Civil Society Programme to support their grant holders and broader civil society when taking legal action related to Covid-19. Grants of up to £40,000 are available to all registered charities, including current grant holders, with legal expertise in the area they work in to help protect vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals from the impact of Covid-19. The deadline for this round is midday on the 11th August 2020. More information is available here 

Bounce Back Loan Scheme 

On 4 May the Government launched the Bounce Back Loan Scheme  to enable businesses and charities to obtain a six-year term loan at a Government set interest rate of 2.5% a year. Loans will be from £2,000 up to 25% of a business’ turnover or £50,000, whichever is lower. The Government will cover interest payable in the first year. The borrower remains 100% liable for the debt. More information is available here 

Buttle UK - Chances for Children

Buttle UK's Chances for Children grants are targeted at improving the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and their capacity to engage in education and learning. There is a particular focus on:

  • maintaining educational activity and stimulus within the home environment
  • establishing and/or maintaining internet access and communications
  • household essentials. 

Applications must be made via a support worker. More information is available here

Charities Aid Foundation

Charities Aid Foundation has launched an emergency fund to help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available. Applications for the CAF Emergency Fund are currently paused and they will keep people updated on future funding opportunites via their social media channels. More information is available here

Childs Charitable Trust 

The Childs Charitable trust has introduced an Emergency Funding programme to support charities that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the current pandemic. The trust particularly welcomes applications from Christian based organisations. More information is available here 

Clothworkers' Foundation

The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups within their programme area during this period. This programme has been paused and an update will be provided once all current applications have been assessd. More information is available here

Dulverton Trust

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis the Dulverton Trust is prioritising applications from charities that meet their guidelines and are either (a) well-placed to deliver vital services to vulnerable communities affected by the current crisis or (b) charities with which we have an existing relationship. More information is available here

Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation 

The Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation is continuing to accept applications for funding from:

  • charities who are struggling to survive funding crises during the Covid-19 pandemic, and
  • charities who are seeking funding for future projects/activities.

The Foundation provides funding to a broad range of UK-registered charities working to support or improve the lives of recipients through art, healthcare, literature, music and theatre. More information is available here 

GreenSquare

The GreenSquare Community Fund awards grants to community groups and organisations whose projects benefit their local communities. To apply for a grant, you must operate in an area where GreenSquare has homes, and their customers must be able to benefit from the project. The fund can award grants of up to £500 for projects in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.

The main priorities for the Community Fund are:

  • providing opportunities and/or activities for young people and older people;
  • supporting families on low incomes;
  • providing neighbourhood level activities, events and support; and
  • supporting environmental and ‘green’ projects and activities.

There are two rounds of funding this year. The deadlineis 5pm on Friday 30 October 2020. More information is available here 

Hope for the Young 

The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will provide support for young refugees or asylum seekers up to the age of 30 who are vulnerable and in need of immediate financial support to help in the relief of social isolation and financial hardship during the Coronavirus pandemic. Priority will be given to young people receiving support from Hope for the Young who meet the Emergency Relief Fund criteria, in the first instance. However, the fund is open to external applications. The maximum grant available is £250. Grants have currently been paused but more information is available here 

John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis Partnership has launched a £1million Community Support Fund to be distributed by Waitrose shops to local communities. Teams in each shop will work together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund. Help could include setting up additional local delivery services to support the self-isolating, the vulnerable, the elderly and those looking after them; delivering boxes of staples to local care homes and community groups, and donating products to create care packages for customers to share with vulnerable neighbours. More information is available here 

Jules Thorn Trust

The Ann Rylands Small Donations programme makes grants of up to £1,500 to support smaller charities across the UK providing support for older people, people with disabilities or others facing difficulties in their lives. Please note that the programme may be paused if a lot of applications are recieved. More information is available here 

Leatherseller’s Company

The Leatherseller’s Company Charitable Fund are inviting applications for up to £3k from charities supporting: – the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless – provision of food and essential supplies – victims of domestic violence – nursing care to vulnerable patients. Their programmes are currently closed but you can join their mailing list for future updates on funding. More information is available here

Morrisons Foundation

The Morrisons Foundation has introduced a £500,000 Homeless Support Fund in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Grants of up to £10,000 are available to registered charities working directly with people who are homeless to support:

  • Outreach and support for rough sleepers, including provision of essentials.
  • Delivery of services in hostels and shelters, and/or
  • Information and advice

Grants will be made at the end of each week until the budget has been allocated. More information is available here

Persimmon Homes

Persimmon Homes is operating schemes to distribute funding to groups supporting the under-18s and people aged over 70.

  • Community Champions - Persimmon’s Community Champions initiative has run since 2015 and gives away £64,000 every month in single donations up to the value of £1,000. So far over £3.5 million has been donated in the UK. Persimmon has decided that from April 2020 all funding will go directly to groups supporting the over 70s. Groups can apply online here

Prince’s Trust and NatWest 

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. The Fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, who can apply for grants and tailored support from today. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments, such as paying for essential equipment or settling invoices from suppliers. In conjunction with these grants, the initiative will also offer one-to-one support and guidance to applicants who need it. Closing date is 31 July. More information is available here 

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund will enable social lenders to provide emergency loans to eligible charities and social enterprises. No personal guarantees and no fees or interest for 12 months. This is part of a £100 million package of support announced by Big Society Capital. It is important to note that RRLF is NOT appropriate for everyone and will not work for all charities and social enterprises. For many, grants or other support may be more appropriate. More information is available here 

Resourcing Racial Justice Fund

The Resourcing Racial Justice Fund provides funding to individuals and communities working towards racial justice. In response to the coronavirus, the Fund will provide financial support to organisations, grassroots and community groups, and individuals who are working to tackle the impact of Covid-19 on those who identify as people of colour (POC). Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations that respond to the immediate needs of the more at risk and vulnerable, and for more long-term initiatives to enable organisations to continue their work towards racial justice. Applications are currently closed but future rounds will be annouced via their website here 

Schroder Charity Trust

The Trust offers grants up to £5000 for supporting:

  • education and young people
  • health
  • communities
  • environment and conservation
  • heritage
  • arts and culture
  • international development
  • the armed forces

The Trust continues to accept online applications for funding from charities. More information is available here
 

Sport England

Sport England has committed £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. The funding package includes:

  • A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which will be opened immediately for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available
  • A £5 million pot for existing partners to bid into if they're facing specific financial difficulty
  • An additional £55 million to support our sector during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment 
  • A £115 million rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to give long term certainty to over 100 well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England. 

More information is available here

Tesco

Tesco has launched a new temporary grant programme to help support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will provide a single payment of £500 to organisations that are supporting vulnerable groups during the crisis. Examples of organisations that may benefit are food banks, women's refuges, homeless charities or charities supporting the elderly. More information is available here

WRAP

Defra has made £3.25m available through the Resource Action Fund administered by WRAP to support not-for-profit food redistributors. The COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant will be delivered in three phases. Phases 1 and 3 have now closed but Phase 2​ which provides funding opportunities for small surplus food redistributors.

The aim of the grant is to assist surplus food redistributors in overcoming challenges that they are currently facing in obtaining surplus food from food businesses (such as retailers and food manufacturers) and distributing this to people in need or those considered vulnerable. The grant can be used to fund both capital and revenue costs associated with redistribution activities such as:

  • access to surplus food through logistical collections;
  • sorting, storing, freezing, labelling / repackaging food; and
  • onward distribution of food to charities or end beneficiaries

More information is available here 

Youth Music

Youth Music has announced a new Emergency Fund to offer additional support to music-making organisations affected by Coronavirus. This fund is the first phase of their response.  More information is available here

 

Advice and Support

A wealth of information has been published to support and advise the charity and voluntary sector on how to resume services and activities as lockdown restrictions are eased across the UK. We have listed a selection below as well as organisations offering other advice and suport:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Fundraising key principles and public fundraising guidance

Many charities and fundraisers will be want to restart their fundraising activities. To do this safely and in compliance with social distancing measures, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Regulator have produced new guidance pieces outlining the key principles of good fundraising and what to consider when carrying out public fundraising. This guidance has been prepared in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive. More information is available here

From Response to Recovery: Fundraising Strategy and Covid-19

The Institute of Fundraising has worked with THINK Consulting Solutions to put together an important new resource covering key strategic questions and issues which face so many charities. The guide provides tips, insight and ideas about how to tackle the tough decisions ahead. Topics covered include strategic planning; brilliant fundraising basics; digital; people; and culture, innovation and behaviours. More information is available here

Opening Community Buildings

ACRE has published comprehensive information to help village and community halls reopen. ACRE’s information sheet looks at how village halls can prepare risk assessments, ensure social distancing once open and introduce effective cleaning regimes. There are some practical resources too including checklists, notices for display in halls and sample terms of hire. More information is available here

Re-opening after lockdown

The Cranfield Trust has produced a webinar - A Practical Guide to Re-Opening after Covid Closedown - which will be useful for many organisations. There are also links for many other webinars that will be relevant at this time. More information is available here

Providing Youth activities

The National Youth Agency as the Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body for youth work in England has, in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, developed youth sector specific advice and guidance. The guidance will support local providers, leaders, volunteers and young people to remain safe when engaging in youth sector activities. More information is available here

 

Gov.uk

The Gov.uk website has guidance from the Charity Commission for the to charity sector to help with running a charity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. More information is available here

NCVO has created a dedicated section on their website to provide information and advice to charities at this time. The Your Organisation and Coronavirus: Our guidance for charities has information on:

  • Protecting your staff, volunteers and beneficiaries
  • Contingency planning and financial implications
  • How charities are helping
  • Further information and resources
  • Latest blogs relating to the pandemic

More information can be found here.

Compassionate Swindon

Voluntary Action Swindon, Volunteer Centre Swindon and Swindon Borough Council are working together in these uncertain times to help those who need it in the local Swindon community.More details about Compassionate Swindon can be found here

Swindon Borough Council

Swindon Borough Council also has details of further support for their residents on their website which you can access here

Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council has set up a dedicated hub to support the most vulnerable residents during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is available to anyone who is struggling during this difficult time, such as people who are shielding or self-isolating and don't have a support network around them or know where to get help. Wiltshire Council's team can help provide support but also signpost them to where additional help is available in their local area with hundreds of community groups set-up across the county providing invaluable assistance. People can get in touch with the hub via email  wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk or by calling 0300 003 4576.  It's available from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. More details are available here

Wiltshire Council have created an online interactive map that allows you to see what COVID-19 community support is available in your neighbourhood
and throughout Wiltshire. Check it out here

Wessex Community Action

Wessex Community Action has launched a Covid-19 Resource Hub for local groups and communities. This page is a central resource for the voluntary and community sector, local groups and communities who are helping to organise volunteers and support residents in their community at this time. Please feel free to signpost groups to this page/put a link to it from your website. If you feel there is information missing Wessex Community Action are encouraging people to get in touch and tell them what else might be helpful or if you have resources you would like them to share - info@wessexcommunityaction.org.uk Please click here to view their resources.