Coronavirus: Advice for your organisation 


Volunteering and coronavirus: How you can help


Government funding for charities
Applications for the government’s new coronavirus community support fund opened on Friday 22 May. For more information see the funding section of our coronavirus guidance.

Our guidance and resources to support charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers during the covid-19 pandemic.

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Guidance for your organisation

Our Knowhow section on coronavirus contains information to help you decide what steps you and your organisation need to take. It covers the following topics.

Supporting staff, volunteers and beneficiaries and keeping safe

Contingency planning and financial implications

How charities are helping

Involving volunteers

Further information and resources


We are running a series of webinars to help organisations during the pandemic. You can view recordings of previous webinars on the Knowhow guidance pages.

Upcoming webinars

Details of upcoming webinars will appear here. For more informaiton see our training page.

Previous webinars

Recordings and other resources are available for the following past webinars:

Volunteering in a pandemic: Lessons from volunteering organisations

UK Civil Society Almanac 2020: What the latest data tells us about charities' challenges now and in the future

Easing of lockdown – practical considerations for managing and supporting staff

Board leadership: Supporting your charity through the next phase of the coronavirus pandemic

Financial management and accessing government funding 

Financial management during covid-19 – top tips and scenario planning

Assessing health and safety risk in uncertain times

How to involve and safeguard volunteers during coronavirus

Involving volunteers during the pandemic – what you need to know

Governing during a pandemic: What are the key things trustees need to be focused on?

Further support

We have removed the paywall from our Knowhow resources to help support charities seeking help and guidance. 

The HR consultancy Croner, an NCVO Trusted Supplier, are specialists in HR and employment law. In response to covid-19, they are now offering unlimited access to their HR and Employment Law helpline to all voluntary sector organisations, free of charge.

Get in touch with Bates Wells, an NCVO Trusted Supplier, who are offering a free 30 minute legal advice consultation with one of their charity specialists. 


We have published new guidance for people who want to help out during the pandemic. It includes which organisations to approach and tips on staying safe when supporting others.

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