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Local charities, social enterprises or voluntary or community groups will be having a tough time at the moment. But there is a lot of emerging news and information that can be helpful. We’re sharing some of the information we come across here but this changes daily so please make sure you keep checking national news sources. We also have a page of information for residents so you might want to check that too. Stay safe.

Covid-19 information for the voluntary and community sector

The Government information page should be your first read:

You can subscribe to a daily email update from to find out all the official news

NELC has a general local information page with plenty of information about how services are affected and what you need to know.

The NHS page on coronavirus is here. Make sure you’ve read it.

Government guidance specifically for the charitable sector.

Government support for businesses.

Sector Support North East Lincolnshire are keeping a page of information up to date with everything relevant for the voluntary and community sector. Visit it regularly.

If your volunteers are using your car whilst volunteering then they don’t need to inform their insurers
read the press release here and the guidance here.

If you host volunteers and you’re part of VANEL’s Volunteer Development Service (VDS) or Volunteer Managers Network (VMN) then they’re moving the face-to-face groups online. Contact Liz or Karl at VANEL and get logged in.

How have VCSE groups been affected locally?
SSNEL are compiling some information here and VANEL have a list here.
Both are ongoing/partial so let SSNEL or VANEL know what your status is.

Local grants and support to help businesses (which may include the voluntary sector) via Humber LEP
download this document or
or visit here

Nationally, NCVO is keeping an up to date resource page of information here.

If you need developmental support during the crisis, then NCVO have also made their KnowHow information knowledgebase free for the during. Visit it here.


We also have a page of information more specifically for you as a resident, individual or community member. Visit it here.

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