Supporting the Voluntary Sector in the London Borough of Brent
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INFORMATION – LOCAL SUPPORT

How can CVS Brent continue to support the Voluntary and Community Sector during this Covid-19 pandemic. see the links below

  • FUNDING SUPPORT

    • Crowdfunder and Trust for London have teamed up to offer up to £10,000 match funding to support communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in London more details here and here
    • Sport England will make £195m funding available to support sport and physical activity during the coronavirus crisis, more here
    • Updated statement from Dawn Austwick, CEO, The National Lottery Community Fund: COVID-19 find out more details
    • Money Saving Expert Emergency funding available for small charities
    • Letter from London Funders / Dr of the World here
    • Wembley Stadium Trust letter to Grant recipient here
    Money Saving Expert Emergency funding available for small charities Letter from London Funders / Dr of the World here Wembley Stadium Trust letter to Grant recipient here
  • VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS SUPPORT

    • CABAD shared a free short training video for those required to deliver medicines during the pandemic. Content includes an overview of COVID-19 with its symptoms, storage of medicines in transit, vehicle security, safe delivery and dealing with undelivered medicines.
    • CAB Expert Support to Voluntary & Community Sector more here
    • HEAR Equality & Human Rights Network Newsletter here
    • Non-Profit Growth Covid-19 Hints & Tips here
    • Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.’ More here
    • A guide for charities and Social Enterprises navigating funding during Covid-19 here
    • Social Prescribing resource here
    • Specialist Helpline contact details  here
    • Keeping data safe while working from home more details
    • Update Furlong Leave - Roots HR CIC information here
    • NAVCA latest bulletin - 26-March-2020
    • CVS Brent Coronavirus Risk Assessment Template here
    • Setting up or running community groups - COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group Support available here
    • COVID-19 new guidance from the Charity Commission here
    • NAVCA Coronavirus Risk Assessment Template here
    • CVS Brent Covid-19 checklist for Volunteer Groups here
    • NCVO updated guidance and resources to support charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic here
    • Easy Read simple guidance here

    North Tyneside VODA has created a series of animations around safeguarding for volunteers Robin (VODA’s Chief Officer) has offered to create local versions You can watch the videos on the links below: 


  • GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT

    • Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005. This new resource covers the implications of the pandemic on the MCA. here
    • Sports England -"Stay In Work Out" campaign - visit their website here to get tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Join the movement and share how you are getting active during this time
    • Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces COVID-19 package to support workers here
    • Public Health England daily update on COVID-19 cases here
    • What to do if you catch Coronavirus and claiming benefits here
  • BRENT COUNCIL GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT

    • Brent GP and local pharmacy opening times during Easter Bank Holiday Weekend Brent GP opening times
    • Brent Council Working Together newsletter more info here
    • Letter updated 28 March 2020, from Leader Brent Council Muhammed Butt here
    • Letter from Brent Council Leader Councillor Muhammed Butt here or you can watch the video here
    • Impact of Coronavirus on LB Brent 2020 cultural events here
  • VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT

    • NCVO updated guidance and resources to support charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic here
    • CVS Brent Covid-19 checklist for Volunteer groups here