26 May, 2020


Volunteers will be at the forefront of a new government public transport initiative that is being designed to deal with the increased pressure on routes as lockdown is lifted.

Journey Makers is being coordinated by Volunteering Matters on behalf of the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership and the Department for Transport.

22 May, 2020


The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) today opened the £200 million emergency fund to support charities and community groups during the coronavirus pandemic.

You can read the guidance on who is eligible and how to apply here.

21 May, 2020

The government has released an additional £150 million to support charities during the pandemic.

Oliver Dowden MP, Minister for Culture, Media and Sport announced that the additional funding would come from dormant bank and building society accounts and will be used to help charities, social enterprises and vulnerable individuals during the coronavirus outbreak.

21 May, 2020

The Government's new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications on Friday 22nd May at 10am. £200million of funding will be available primarily for small to medium organisations in England, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Further details, including how to apply, will be available on The National Lottery Community Fund's funding page on Friday 22nd May at 10am.

The Fund has two key objectives:

20 May, 2020


More information has been made available on how the government’s £750 million package of support for the charity sector is being distributed, as well as how organisations can apply for it.


Older generations of LGBT+ people face social isolation harder than most during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they are less likely to have children or extended family to offer support.

Opening Doors London has organised this webinar to discuss how we can support older LGBT+ people's mental health during COVID-19, through written and phone-based communication. The webinar will be delivered on Zoom.

Tuesday, 26 May, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
13 May, 2020


The Charity Commission has published new guidance to examiners urging them to be vigilant for charities misusing funds during the coronavirus pandemic.

Independent examiners review the accounts of those charities with incomes below a quarter of a million.


This webinar looks at the key concerns for HR professionals as we emerge from COVID-19 lockdown. Staggered working patterns, desk changes, extra cleaning and smaller meetings are just some of the considerations for workplaces after lockdown, and our four speakers will discuss them. 

Speakers are:

Tuesday, 2 June, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
6 May, 2020


A Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee has criticised the government for failing to adequately support UK charities in the face of plunging incomes and rising demand for the sector.

In particular the COVID-19 Crisis and Charities report found that:

5 May, 2020

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Secretary of State for International Development has written to organisations delivering aid on behalf of the department to tell them that they could be paid in advance in order to meet ongoing costs.

In the letter, sent earlier this week, Ms Trevelyan also says that payments would continue in order to support “essential aid programmes. In the note, the minister says:


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