COVID19: Important Information, Links and Resources

The Latest Information in One Place, Updated Regularly

In order to help support you through the current crisis we'll use this post to collate together all the latest information and guidance in one place and we'll update it regularly (ideally on a daily basis).

Latest Official Information

Updated Information as of 12th May 2020

All Government Guidance on Covid19 in one place

Furlough Scheme extended to October, with more flexibility from August

Guidance on going back to work if you can't work from home

Summary from one of our members


Kirklees Council:

Association of British Insurers:

Sources of Support & Advice

NCVO - Coronavirus Resources and guidance

Our main practical guidance with information to help you protect your staff, volunteers and beneficiaries, and handle the financial and other impacts on your organisation.

Our volunteering development manager Shaun Delaney explains what we know.

Charities delivering public services are facing serious challenges. Rebecca Young explains the issues and what the government's new guidance for contracting authorities will mean in practice.

Our free webinar with Bates Wells solicitors is available watch again on demand. It's full of great advice on topics like HR law, contracts, insurance, governance and volunteer managment. Just register to view.

Tuesday 2 April at 10.00

Our Trusted Supplier will explain how to keep your remote workers safe and secure.

Our governance lead Dan Francis outlines nine questions to consider.

Shaun Delaney on the coordination efforts going on behind the scenes and explains the best ways to offer your support.

Paul Winyard details initiatives like the new National Emergencies Trust appeal and promises of support from grantmakers.

Useful Articles

Week 2

Week 1

Have Your Say

  • The National Lottery Community Fund is contacting grant holders and partners to find out how it can support the community & the sector at the current time. You can follow their updates here and add your own comments...
  • Spacehive - the crowdfunding platform that supports Kirklees Council's Growing Great Places Crowdfunding initiative is asking people about the sort of projects that will make a difference to their communities over the coming months. They will use this information to help funders understand how they can best help people get through the current situation.  And the current funding round is open until Tuesday 24th March.
  • NCVO, the Institute of Fundraisers & the Charity Finance Group would like as many people as possible to complete their Coronavirus Impact Survey by the end on Monday 23rd March.  They want information quickly so that they can use it to address needs & influence government policy.
  • NCVO is also asking people to share their press release, share their tweets and share your concerns using #EveryDayCounts

Community Resources

Kirklees Council

Mental Health Resources

Other Resources



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