General news 20.4.2020

Free communications support offered to charities and public sector

A group of volunteer PR practitioners have launched an initiative to provide free communications support to charities and public sector organisations that are struggling against the background of coronavirus, lockdown and staff on furlough. Read more

Wash your hands of coronavirus scams!

Friends Against Scams aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams. Read more

Coronavirus: increased risk of fraud and cybercrime against charities

This alert provides information and advice for charities about coronavirus (COVID-19) related fraud and cybercrime. Read more


Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

Understandably, charities are concerned about what to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, so we have set out our response to the most commonly asked questions. Read more

COVID-19: Changing charitable objects

The Charity Commission has updated its COVID-19 guidance to include information for charities considering whether they need to change their objects to help in the effort to tackle the pandemic. Read more

Furloughing Employees and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Many voluntary organisations may need to furlough employees and use the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The scheme has been introduced to support organisations, that are severely affected by the outbreak, to retain staff wherever possible. Read more

Free images to illustrate your coronavirus content

Charities, bloggers and businesses need to illustrate their coronavirus-related content and appeals with relevant images. That can be a challenge with some staff on furlough, others working from home and minimal opportunity to get out to take photos. So here is a collection of coronavirus image and video resources, most of them free, that might be of some help. Read more

Covid-19: Business Network launched to bring support to local need

Covid-19: National Business Network launched to bring support to local needs. Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network with over 750 companies in membership, have launched the National Business Response Network to identify community needs across the UK and match them to the right business support. Read more

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