NHS volunteer responders: Self referrals now open

As of this week, people can now refer themselves for help from an NHS volunteer. This may be relevant to the people your charity works with. There is more information here

Charities are #NeverMoreNeeded

We know that so many charities are facing a real funding crunch, and the government’s funding won’t reach everyone who needs it. That’s why NCVO and others are making the case that charities are #NeverMoreNeeded. Share your story on social media. It’s also very important for us to hear how your organisation is coping as we make the case for more support. You can use our new form to do that. 

Giving Tuesday Now

5 May | A brand new day of giving to complement the annual one in December. 

Crisis governance: Support for trustees during the pandemic

Charity trustees are grappling with difficult decisions at the moment. Our governance lead Dan Francis has gathered together some key resources to help your board. 

Furloughing and volunteering

We’ve added guidance on the rules to our existing advice pages. 

British Red Cross online training course for coronavirus volunteers

Whether you’re volunteering with a charity or lending a hand to a neighbour, this step by step guide tells you how to look after yourself and others. 

Six things we learned at the DCMS committee hearing

Details on the progress of the government’s package of financial support for charities, via Chris Walker. 

Key issues for charities in public service delivery: procurement and contracts

Watch the recording of our webinar with Bates Wells. Simply register to get the link. 

Our Frontline | New mental health and wellbeing resources launched

Help for all those involved in the coronavirus effort including the many thousands of charity staff and volunteers.  Upcoming free NCVO webinars 

Governing during a pandemic: What are key things trustees need to be focused on?

30 April | 15.00

What trustees’ priorities should be right now, top tips for remote working, key legal and regulatory updates to think about, and how to begin to plan for the future. 

Involving volunteers during the pandemic: What you need to know

5 May | 10.00

Top tips on involving and supporting volunteers and an overview of the practical guidance and support available. 

How to involve and safeguard your volunteers during coronavirus

14 May | 14.00

We’ll bring you up to date on common volunteering roles, key safeguarding principles and well-being tips for your volunteers. 

Making decisions in tough times

11 June | 14.00

For trustees and senior leaders. We’ll explain the big strategic challenges and decisions (and some opportunities) facing charities, how to balance immediate and strategic choices, and how to make good decisions in a time of crisis.

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