Keep up to date with all the latest news for the North Tyneside VCS regarding the Coronavirus.

Funders pledge to be more flexible amid outbreak

Many funders have signed a joint statement pledging support to civil society groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Communities, services or organisations affected by the covid-19 outbreak that receive grant*…

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COVID-19 new procurement guidance – implications for charities

Charities delivering public services are facing serious challenges. Rebecca Young of NCVO explains the issues and what the government’s new guidance for contracting authorities will mean in practice. New procurement…

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DBS checking guidance changed

To ensure that the necessary DBS checks can still be carried out in a timely way, the Government has changed the DBS ID checking guidance for a temporary period. The…

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Government Support for Employers and Businesses including charities and CICs

The Government have a package of support for businesses including charities and social enterprise (where applicable) including: Job Retention Scheme Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Support for Retail, Leisure and Hospitality…

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North Tyneside support hub launched for those most at risk

A service has been launched in North Tyneside to help those affected by coronavirus – and has already been helping those most in need. North Tyneside Council has set up…

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Diabetes UK coronavirus update

Diabetes UK recognises that this is a very worrying and busy time for everyone.  They are working hard to adapt and provide the best possible support to people living with…

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Tyne & Wear Sport COVID-19 club support page

Tyne & Wear Sport now has a dedicated club support page on our website, where they’ve collated all the latest support measures being made available to clubs and community organisations…

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Free business support for charities from the Cranfield Trust

Cranfield Trust has been providing free tailored business support to voluntary organisations for nearly 30 years. During this challenging time, all of their services can be accessed remotely, so you…

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The latest Government guidance on furloughing staff

The latest Government guidance on furloughing staff states that if you’re receiving public money to cover staff costs you cannot furlough those staff even if you can’t deliver the work. This information…

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VONNE Funding Directory now accessible to all

To support the VCSE sector under these exceptional circumstances, VONNE has temporarily made their online Funding Directory accessible to all. Usually a benefit for their Silver and Gold Membership+ supporters,…

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Call out to find local food suppliers to help with COVID-19 crisis

We are compiling a list of local North Tyneside business who are able to provide food to vulnerable people in the borough during the COVID-19 crisis. Ideally we need to…

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North East VCSE COVID-19 online community

VONNE and the North East Local Infrastructure Organisations (LIOs) have set up an online community via Knowledge Hub to provide a platform for VCSE organisations to communicate with each other…

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VCSE Supporting Response to COVID-19

VODA is working closely with North Tyneside Council and Health Services to provide a coordinated response to the current situation. As part of this we are working with North Tyneside…

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New COVID-19 guidance and support from VODA

In light of the unprecedented growth of online COVID-19 informal support groups, VODA has developed a new Informal Volunteering Guidance sheet for volunteers and a series of videos with useful…

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Volunteer telephone call handlers wanted for COVID-19 support

Dreamshine Community Interest Company is looking for volunteers for their COVID-19 telephone helpline. The helpline (0300 3658554) covers all of North Tyneside and is for anyone feeling overwhelmed, lonely, anxious,…

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Charity Commission publishes Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

The Charity Commission has published new guidance to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Understandably, charities are concerned about what to do during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)…

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NT LIFE COVID-19 Update

Hi all, In light of the announcement that schools and colleges will be closing their doors on Friday we feel it is only sensible for us to do the same…

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VODA launches COVID-19 volunteering opportunities

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak we are scaling up our Good Neighbours volunteering project to help address the needs of our local communities across North Tyneside. We are seeking…

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VODA office now closed to visitors

In line with guidelines, from 5pm pm Friday 20 March, VODA offices will be closed to visitors until further notice. The team will still be in the office, or working…

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VODA Funding Fair postponed until further notice

Due to recent developments around the increased infection rate of coronavirus VODA has decided to postpone the Funding Fair we had planned for Wednesday 22 April at the Linskill Centre…

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Responding to Coronavirus

In the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic charities and communities groups across the country are pulling out all the stops to support some of our most vulnerable residents whilst…

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