Specific news items regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic in the UK.
Wed 2 December 2020
Artswork is pleased to announce a new stream of small grant funding for vulnerable children and young people in Arun which may be relevant for you, or your partners’, work. The funding is to support new creative projects for children and young people who have been particularly affected by the impacts of Covid as a result of poverty, inequality, illness, disability, race, being in the care system, young carers, young migrants or for other reasons which you may define.
Tue 17 November 2020
New GOV.UK guidance aimed at organisations and groups helping them to understand how to involve volunteers safely and effectively in their work during COVID-19 is now live and can be accessed here.
NCVO have published a joint statement together with Volunteering Matters and NAVCA, about volunteering during the lockdown.
Tue 3 November 2020
As COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries, the Government is introducing new national restrictions from 5 November to 2 December 2020.
Key takeaways for the voluntary & community sector include:
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are struggling to find the right information you need to run your group. We may be able to provide support, give information or offer training. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The implications of the new restrictions for volunteering are outlined here: The implications of the new restrictions for volunteering
Wed 21 October 2020
Information about the current alert level, how WSCC will respond to local outbreaks and their weekly report on the latest number of cases and deaths in the county. The current alert level for all district and borough councils in West Sussex is medium.
West Sussex Council Covid-19
Wed 14 October 2020
VAAC and Healthwatch West Sussex have just published their third report looking at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) locally. This report illustrates the characteristics and challenges of the VCS response to the pandemic, and makes recommendations for how the sector can become more sustainable and continue to be responsive to the communities’ needs.
Healthwatch VAAC Enabling the Voluntary and Community sector to support people beyond the COVID 19 pandemic