VSI Alliance Announcement – Voluntary and Community organisations COVID19 disruption

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Current list of Calderdale based Voluntary & Community Organisations with disruption to their services during coronavirus

Arts Council England Update During COVID-19
Arts Council England has announced that its regularly funded organisations will continue to receive funding and that funding conditions will not apply for at least three months. They are also planning to refocus grant programmes to help compensate individual artists and freelancers. They have published a COVID-19 information page, which will be updated with the latest guidance as the situation develops.

London Funders Statement On COVID-19
London Funders has coordinated a statement from its members and other funders (including those outside of London) that commits to a number of measures to support the changing needs of grantees.

Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) Call Update
Given the ongoing COVID-19 incident the Managing Authority has extended the deadline for the current SUD Round 6 Call until 23:59 30th June 2020 to allow more time for applicants to respond given the extraordinary circumstances.

Turn2us COVID-19 Update
“Following the most recent developments with the Coronavirus pandemic, Turn2us is working hard to ensure we can continue to provide support to people during this period. As a charity, we are committed to making sure everyone who accesses our services and support; our staff; and our volunteers, remain fully supported throughout.”

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support for Children & Young People during COVID-19
Open Minds have created a section on their website where children, young people, parents, carers, family members, school staff and colleagues can find tips, support, advice and information about looking after yourself in these uncertain times.

Martin Lewis – MoneySavingExpert Funding
Martin Lewis aka the MoneySavingExpert, has made £1m available to fund urgent small-charity coronavirus poverty relief.

Early Years Preventative Work – Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust
Applications of up to £5,000 can be submitted between 16 March and 28 April 2020 to support small and medium sized charities with small sums of unrestricted funding during this difficult period.

Funding For Creatives Affected By COVID-19
Calderdale Local Cultural Education Partnership has been in conversation with the Community Foundation for Calderdale, and are going to be launching a fund aimed at Calderdale creatives to a) make small grants to freelancers and orgs facing financial hardship and b) provide art materials to disadvantaged children and families who might not have access to them whilst they’re in isolation.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership – Weekly Update
This week’s leadership message comes from Rob Webster, CEO at South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust and lead CEO for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

Acas Updated Coronavirus Guidance
Acas Coronavirus advice for employers and employees has been updated. They have also released new guidance on homeworking and supporting employees who have been asked to work remotely due to the Coronavirus pandemic.