Keep telling the world why your organisation is #NeverMoreNeeded than now
Let’s make a significant social media noise using the hashtag #NeverMoreNeeded. Share your stories – tag us in it (@NAVCA) if you want us to give it a retweet etc. And please, also ask the organisations in your network to do the same.
If you’d like to download the official logo click here. For the Twitter logo its here and finally there is a LinkedIn one here.
Community Transport during Coronavirus
The Community Transport Association surveyed over 200 of their members to build a picture of the impact the virus has had on the sector.
The report shows a significant drop in demand for community transport services, plus the usual funding streams have reduced. However the report shows that the sector has adapted by offering food/medicine deliveries etc.
Updated and interactive data on the coronavirus crisis for charities and funders
Think NPC has built an interactive dashboard to help charities see which places are currently suffering the most from Covid-19, and where underlying factors such as age, health, ethnicity, as well as economic indicators, may indicate greater risk.
Take a dive into their website and let us know what you think.
The Government has launched a plan to tackle loneliness and social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak and period of social distancing.
As part of this plan, national organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections are invited to apply for a share of £5m funding.
There is also a toolkit, resources and advice page on their website which you can delve into.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Apply for the Food Charities Grant Fund
Frontline food aid charities can now apply for a grant of up to £100k to provide food to vulnerable people within your community.
Eligible organisations are those who are unable to meet the increasing demands for food and can distribute food purchased by 9 August. This grant is not to provide food for the extremely clinically vulnerable, who are already being supported by government.
The grant scheme closes on 6 July. Full details here.
Enabling collaboration between funders in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
The impact of Covid-19 is being felt across society. The pandemic is a health, social and economic crisis. Civil society reaches people in need and helps make sure that everyone’s voices can be heard. But civil society’s capacity for action is being limited as its income dries up due to the current restrictions.