The National Lottery Community Fund want to find out how to help communities move towards recovery and renewal after the impact of COVID-19 and draw on all the creativity we’ve seen in communities and across civil society. The Emergency Futures Fund will fund organisations to look at how things are changing, what is needed in this transition, and what is possible in the future
A £3.2 million fund to improve security at places of worship at risk from hate crime attacks has opened for applications.
More than half of the respondents to a survey looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the Caribbean and African Community have said they are worried about the mental well-being of their children as a result of the outbreak.
The Caribbean and African Health Network Greater Manchester (CAHN) undertook the first primary research study of the black voices in Greater Manchester between April 18 and May 13 with 334 people responding.
Voice4Change England and ACEVO have published a new report focusing on the charity sector: Home Truths – undoing racism and delivering real diversity in the charity sector. It’s part of a wider body of work the two organisations have been developing with National Lottery community funding. It makes the case that ‘the problem in the charity sector is not simply an absence of BAME people.
Henshaws started a survey at the beginning of the lockdown as they knew the restrictions that were put in place would have consequences for people already facing challenges in their everyday lives due to sight loss.
Henshaws have surveyed 955 visually impaired people and had time to analyse the results in full.
Key findings in the final report show:
Locality’s new report, We Were Built for This, highlights the vital role that community organisations have played in meeting community need and supporting people during the coronavirus crisis.
This report explores how community organisations have reacted and adapted to the challenges of the crisis.
Community Matters have been negotiating for access to some computer based e-learning to support organisations as they return to work. This training should take 30 to 40 minutes to complete and is designed for staff and volunteers to do before the organisation re-opens.
The course covers:
COVID-19 is affecting us all, especially in relation to not being able to go out and see family and friends as well as concerns about money.
The MS Society know that for people with MS there may also be worries about benefits, managing your condition and the risk of loneliness.
That’s why they are putting on a range of new online talks where you can meet other people and access information. These include:
ALL FM are offering free online radio training to those who may be isolated or feeling more vulnerable right now. The training will be via Zoom or a similar platform and sessions will be a couple of hours. It’s informal and free. It will lead to pre recording a show on ALL FM 96.9.