Coronavirus Advice and Resources


Among the items in this weeks edition are the following:-

State of the Sector 2020 – Help to shine a spotlight on the difference the VCSE sector makes.

The State of the Sector is a partnership research initiative between 10GM (a joint venture to support the VCSE sector across Greater Manchester), GMCVO and locality partners. Leading the research on behalf of the partnership will be the University of Salford. Those who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win either £1,000 or £200 for their organisation.

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Forever Manchester Community Support Fund (Phase Two)

Forever Manchester Community Centre Support Fund

Grants to support BAME-led organisations affected by COVID-19

Lloyds Bank Foundation COVID Recovery Fund

Edge Fund Rapid Response Fund

Arts Council – Culture Recovery Fund: Grants

The Fat Beehive Foundation launched to provide digital grants to small charities

Allchurches Trust: Hope Beyond – helping communities to build resilience and a brighter future

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund – Positive Pathways Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government – Next Steps Accommodation Programme

Big Bike Revival pop-up Dr Bikes

Community Matters Factsheets on planning to reopen

ICSA releases new guide for trustees about reopening safely

Call for new members of the GM Equality Alliance

Children and young people resource packs: starting or returning to school and college

Social Care Institute for Excellence technology checklist for video calling an adult or carer

New digital skills training programmes open for candidate applications

Bike Back Better with Cycle September

Host a prison officer for a free work placement


Communities Doing it for Themselves: A GM
     Conversation about Mutual Aid

10 August, 1pm – 4pm, Online

Lloyds Bank Foundation COVID Recovery Fund Webinar and Q&A 11 August, 2pm – 3.30pm, Online

Meaningful Conversations – Challenging Hate, Violence and Stigma 11 August, 4pm, Online

COVID-19: considering the impact on Older Workers

19 August, 3pm, Online

BAME Ageing in the Community Conference

25 August, 1pm – 3pm, Online


> ACAS webinar: Transition from lockdown: key employment considerations for workplaces in England

11 August, 10am – 12pm, Online

> Get Grants webinar: Online Trusts and Foundations
   Fundraising Training Courses

  11 August – 18 August, 10am – 12pm, Online

> NCVO webinar: Charity trustee induction and refresher 12 August – 14 August, 10am – 3pm, Online

> Free Charity Digital webinar – Is the cloud really secure? 13 August, 1pm – 2pm, OnlinE

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