Charity sector calls for emergency support package


Civil society leaders are once again calling on government to develop an emergency support package for the not-for-profit, charity and social enterprise sector.

Ahead of the government’s Budget statement in March, charity leaders are urging Rishi Sunak to urgently work with them to develop a package of financial support for #NeverMoreNeeded non-profit organisations.

The sector is facing an unprecedented hole in its finances – estimated to be at least £10bn for the year from the start of the crisis – due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions.

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Right to Regenerate: reform of the Right to Contest

Deadline 13th March 2021

The government wants to empower people to challenge the inefficient use of public sector land in their communities, and to bring it into better economic use, including to provide new homes. The government is consulting on the effectiveness of these requests as it considers reforms to make the process more efficient and more transparent.

This consultation paper sets out a number of questions relating to the effectiveness of Strand 2 (land owned by a local authority or certain other public bodies) of the Right to Contest under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 operated by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Government have published stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

This guidance is intended for:

  • households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
  • households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

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NELC: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Consultation

Deadline 22nd February 2021

From NELC:

North East Lincolnshire Council is once again consulting residents on the local provision of services for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

This is the second annual consultation since the 2018 SEND local area inspection and gives residents the opportunity to share their experiences of local SEND services and offer ideas on how to improve what is already on offer.

The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and covers key areas such as education, health, and care.

Click here for more information and to complete the survey.

SCaN for Communications Professionals Awareness

A virtual awareness briefing delivered by a Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA) or other counter terrorism professionals from your local police force. It lasts for around 90 minutes. The session provides an awareness of the principles of security-minded communications and outlines what small steps you can take now to protect your organisation.

Find out more:

Find out more about SCaN.

To sign up, speak to your organisation’s security manager or contact your local Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA).

Youth Covid-19 Support Fund

Deadline 12th February 2021

The £16.5 million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund, which was announced in November 2020, is open to grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations, to help to mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain open. 

Click here for further information about the fund.