Managing your VCSE organisation through Covid – funding, furlough and more

Forum’s Sector Support services ran a free webinar on “9th May that offered advice and guidance on managing your group, charity or social enterprise during the Covid-19 crisis. With so much information out there, we are aware that many groups require a clear summary of the support available. 

The 2-hour session covered:

  • Funding: Current and emerging information about Covid-specific funding, crowdfunding, loan programmes and other sources of income
  • Financial planning: Key factors to consider, including prioritising payments, accounting deadlines and making decisions to increase sustainability
  • Supporting staff and volunteers: Furlough and sick leave, understanding government guidance
  • Organisational planning: New work, new roles and new priorities – what does it all mean for your group or organisation?
  • Returning to a ‘normal’ working environment: Understanding vulnerabilities and employee/volunteer rights, checklists to assess practicalities including buildings, vehicles, meetings, PPE and hygiene measures

All participants received copies of any slides, checklists or free resources used during the presentation.

You can access the full webinar here.