Covid-19 resources for London’s charity sector3 Aug 2020
We have updated this page with resources aimed at charities & community groups in London during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include advice on issues including working from home as well as governance.
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Please visit the below COVID-19 resource pages to find:
- Data resources (On vulnerable groups, demographics, and social inequalities).
- Resources and data about the impact of Covid-19 on the provision of free school meals.
- London Covid-19 Response: Funders, Community and Voluntary Sector (Bulletins)
- London Funders have a Covid-19 website with a list of flexible funders who have signed up to provide updates on available funding.
In addition, the sources listed below have lists of available emergency funding:
- Civil Society
- Ian McLintok’s LinkedIn blog
- NCVO’s funding central site is currently free for non-members.
- Charity Bank
- Grants Online
- The Charity Commission update this page with useful information for charities. It covers general as well as governance-related tips.
- ICO blog on Covid-19 and data protection.
- Protecture’s webinar covers GDPR and working from home.
- Volunteer PR practitioners provide free communications support to charities and public sector organisations that are struggling.
- Catalyst aims to support the sector’s development of digital skills. See their support resources here.
- Superhighways’ series of blogs aims to develop your digital skills to improve communication when working from home.
- Lightful has collated a useful list of free resources for charities during the pandemic. This includes comms as well as digital support.
- The NHS have guidelines which are translated into 34 languages.
Free resources/General guidance
- Covid-19 and its impact on young adults. This blog covers the potential impact of the pandemic on young people as well as advice for the future.
- Sustain’s blog highlights 11 resources to develop thriving local food movements.
- Future Learn is offering Free Covid-19: Psychological First Aid delivered by 1-hour weekly study sessions. It is aimed specifically at public-facing essential workers and volunteers.
- Track and Trace is a tool from Time to Spare that enables charities to track visitors to their space. It is also GDPR compliant, paperless and free for charities.
- See government guidance for a range of work and social settings.
- Kingston Council has a useful advice guide on working and caring for children at home and NHS advice.
- The GLA have a Covid-19 civil society support page.
- The NCVO has guidance around volunteering, contingency planning as well as other sector news. Non-members can access this.
- Coronavirus responders can apply for free unlimited HIPAA accounts on Jotform. They have also provided form templates to use.
- Canva has poster and social media templates specifically for Covid-19 awareness.
- HR services have guidance on Covid-19 and employment.
- CharityComms have resources and guidance for charity communicators navigating the pandemic.
- The DCMS government report measures the impact of Covid-19 on the charity sector.
- What Works Centre for Wellbeing’s guidance is useful if you:
1) work for a small/medium-sized charity or social enterprise and also want to understand how your activities impact the well-being of those you support.
2) are responsible for reporting, evaluating or impact.
3) are new to measuring well-being and need more guidance on how to start.
- This NSPCC Learning newsletter is full of resources to support children during Covid-19.
- Youth Work Support is a website created for youth workers and young people as well as organisations during Covid-19.
- London Plus have collated a list of resources around Covid-19 and the provision of Free School Meals.
- Sustain alliance have complied resources, blogs and guides to help secure food for vulnerable people as well as support local responses.
- Volunteering Matters have a guide on How to volunteer safely in response to Covid-19.
- See this video on how to keep safe whilst volunteering during Covid-19.
- Ann Craft Trust explains the DBS changes.