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Community Action Suffolk Advice for Voluntary & Community Organisations

10 April 2020

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The following page might be helpful to voluntary and community organisations during this pandemic. 



Covid-19: Resources, Tips and Information for VCSE organisations in Suffolk

As we continue to navigate our way through the uncertainty and difficulties that Covid-19 (also known as Coronavirus) is bringing to the UK, we understand the concerns that our network members are telling us.  National guidance feels like it is changing on a daily basis and while it is extremely important to consider the guidance each day and look for any changes, there are also many small and practical things that we can all do immediately that will make a huge difference as our sector comes together to support the residents and organisations of Suffolk.

Personal and workplace hygiene is paramount – use the following link to download and display hand washing and hygiene posters specific to Covid-19:


In addition to personal and workplace hygiene, all organisations should be considering how this will affect current and future service delivery and their employees.  Key decisions will need to be taken about business practises and it is likely that consideration will need to be given to how we work and the flexibility/support required to make this happen should it be necessary.  To help you with this, and with the help of other VCSE Infrastructure Organisations across the country, CAS has put together some quick guides to help you consider what you need to do next and start to plan next steps – What can VCSE organisations do and VCSE Organisation preparation and impact.

Suffolk County Council and partners have also released an information briefing paper packed full of useful information and links for VCSE organisations across Suffolk, which can be accessed HERE.

For more information, resources and guidance on how you can help in your community, click here

We hope you find this information useful.  Please do keep an eye out for further information from us via our newsletters and website.


CAS Guidance & Resources

We hope you find this information useful. Please do keep an eye out for further information from us via our newsletters and website

Emergency Funding Sources for VCSE Organisations

VCSE Organisation Financial Sustainability Guidance


Useful Resources & Links

Suffolk Collaborative Communities Board Covid 19 Updates:

Letter from Suffolk County Council to VCSE Organisations re: PPE

HR information from Ashtons Legal

Corona Virus Government Guidance – How to help Safely

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Knowhow Non Profit – Practical Resources to help your organisation (pay walls have been taken down)

Government Guidance – updated regularly

Charity Commission guidance for Trustees

Data Protection & Covid-19

Business Continuity Planning support

Charity Finance Group – Financial information

DBS changes information

Larking Gowen – Advice for Charities during Covid-19

Bates Wells Braithwaite – Information for Charities during Covid-19

Emergency funding information for VCSE sector

ACRE information for Village Halls

Suffolk ProHelp is offering professional advice, support and expertise to help you respond to the crisis


CAS Covid-19 Weekly Newsletters