|Unequal impact? Coronavirus and BAME people
This report is from the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee. It explores pre-existing inequalities experienced by Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) people across a huge range of areas, including health, employment, accessing Universal Credit, housing and the no recourse to public funds policy, and how these have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Read the report here.
Guidance on handling safeguarding allegations in a charity
Every organisation that delivers charitable activities has a responsibility to safeguard people from harm or abuse, whether they are staff members, volunteers, or other people you come into contat with through your work. This tool will help charities in England to handle the reporting of safeguarding allegations about the behaviour or actions of a person in their charity. Read more about using the tool here.
How do CRM databases work?
Charity Digital have put together an article to answer you’re unanswered questions around your databases, what they do and why they are needed. Read more about the article and CRM databases.
UK Youth has come together with other youth organisations My Life My Say, The Diana Award and activist Jermain Jackman to launch the #YoungAndBlack campaign. A space to share, listen and learn from the experiences of young black people. They want people to share their experiences of growing up black in Britain using the hashtag #YoungAndBlack, and you can sign up to the campaign and receive a resource pack to show your support. Read more about to get involved.
NHS launches ‘Op Courage’ veterans’ mental health service
Armed forces veterans suffering a mental health crisis will receive specialist care as part of a new Op Courage service. The Op Courage service will provide therapy, rehab services and, in extreme cases, inpatient care to hundreds of former soldiers, sailors and RAF personnel each year. Read more about the Op Courage mental health service.
Charities and Partners Toolkit
5-minute guides for charity trustees and a partner toolkit. The Charity Commission’s new 5-minute guides are designed to help trustees provide the best possible oversight to their charity. Read more about the toolkit here.
NSPCC Learning – Children and Young People’s Mental Health
Three new videos from NSPCC learning look at how mental health can become a safeguarding concern, the impact of abuse and neglect; and ways professionals can support children and young people who are experiencing issues with their mental health. Read more and watch the videos here.
The Not-for-Profits Programme brokers legal advice to small not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of legal issues, to support the continuation and expansion of their services to people in need. The advice is given for free (pro bono). Read more about LawWorks services.
COVID-19 Barometer Survey
The COVID-19 Voluntary Sector Impact Barometer is the largest UK study exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. The latest round to the survey is now open until 22 March. The more organisations that complete this the more impact it has. It will take 10-15 minutes. Read more about the survey.
Psychological First Aid Course – Supporting children and young people
Enrol in this FREE course in Psychological First Aid training, funded by Public Health England, to support children and young people’s mental health during emergencies and crisis situations. Read more about how to sign up.
Lloyds Bank Foundation
Lloyds Bank Foundation are offering around 190 charities an unrestricted two-year grant of £50,000, which will give charities they partner a greater level of flexibility of how they use their resources. The priority is to reach those charities tackling one of the 11 complex social issues, such as homelessness, trafficking and domestic abuse, with a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change in their local communities. The Foundation is hosting a Grants Q&A webinar on March 30th, 2pm – 3.30pm. Read more about the fund and how to register for the webinar.
Writing for the web: developing voice, tone and editorial structure
Developing engaging content for your website demands a thoughtful approach to both structuring and choosing your words. Fortunately, best practice guidelines can help you ensure your ideas stand out and your writing is clear and compelling. Storytelling have advised on some best practices to ensure your web copy is clear and compelling. Read more about writing for the web.
Updated resources from NCVO
NCVO have updated their resources section of their website pertaining to Coronavirus in order to reflect the changing environment the government’s roadmap may bring. Read more.
Government Publishes a Prospectus for the New UK Community Renewal Fund, Levelling Up Fund and Community Ownership Fund
The UK government has launched three new investment programmes to support communities right across the country. All share common challenges and opportunities, which the UK government is determined to address in collaboration with local partners. Read more about the prospectus for the funds.
SEMLEP COVID-19 Response: Project Call in South East Midlands
Closing date for applications: 30th April 2021
Call to run a project providing help to people with multiple and complex barriers to support them to engage in work or in education or training in the South East Midlands SEMLEP area. Read more about the project call and the funding available.