Free Clinks membership

Clinks are now offering voluntary organisations free membership – lasting until the end of March 2021. Both new and existing members can have free membership during this timeframe.

Clinks provides a collective voice for voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system. They have an ongoing dialogue with otheir members who share their experiences and views.

They advise, support and signpost to sources of further information, enabling you to provide the best opportunities for your staff and the people you engage with:

  • Free, unlimited access to a funding directory
  • Discounted training and events which inform, engage and promote discussion on topical issues 
  • Advertise your job vacancies on their popular jobs board
  • Get exclusive offers with their partner organisations.

Click here for the Clinks website.


BAMER HUB is a free online platform providing members exclusive access to content to strengthen and grow their non-profit organisations. Benefits include priority access to information, funding opportunities, support sessions, workshops, tools and resources for business continuity, resilience, networking and income generation.

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Government creates new National Institute for Health Protection

A brand new organisation whose primary focus is public health protection and infectious disease capability is being established by the government.

  • New organisation to focus on rigorous science-led approach to public health protection
  • Institute will boost UK’s ability to deal with and recover from COVID-19 and meet health challenges of the coming winter
  • The organisation will be formalised and be operating from spring 2021

Click here for the full government press release.

NAVCA – Local Infrastructure Support

NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) has launched a new campaign #HeartOfOurCommunity to help show the important role that local infrastructure organisations play in supporting their communities.

The #HeartOfOurCommunity campaign is a celebration and a thank you to all NAVCA members for their dedication, hard work and sacrifice during these difficult times.

Click here for the website.

Remote or homeworking Health & Safety

Working Families are giving away a free resource to help people manage health & safety for your remote and home workers to help you on your journey towards flexible working.

The following guidance is usually £40 + VAT but are offering for free.

The Working Families online shop has a range of resources for supporting flexible teams and guidance on home-working. They also offer a range of coaching and business support including workshops and webinars. 

Click here for more.

Social distancing guidance for young people

The government have published the following guidance that applies in England – young people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should follow the specific rules in those parts of the UK.

Some areas may be experiencing a local COVID-19 outbreak. Where local lockdown measures have been imposed, different rules and guidance will apply. The local lockdown pages have more detail on the restrictions and guidance in place in specific local areas.

Click here for the full guidance.

UK Parliament – Free online events and training to help get your voice heard

UK Parliment are offering free onlineworkshops and presentations on how to take action and be heard.

You can book an online session through their website for groups and feel the benefit of first-hand expertise guiding you to a rich understanding of UK democracy.

They have a range of workshops to choose from and each can be tailored to suit your group’s needs.

Click here to find out more.