Following government guidelines, we have closed Durning Hall, and the Froud Centre is open for our emergency childcare/play service only. But we are very much open virtually. Our aim is to support the community and other charities as much as we can, through online and phone support. So please get in touch with us if you need help, are feeling isolated, or just want a chat, and we will do the best we can. We will be running social media campaigns on how to keep children entertained during self-isolation, promoting positive posts and signposting any services that people may benefit from. If you need anything to be promoted for social media in Newham please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Manor is not providing the breakfast club service at present. They are currently only providing an emergency response child care service for key workers at Manor Park out of the Froud Centre.
COVID-19 guidance on how to keep children safe online
DCMS has produced advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus outbreak. Please see HERE for further information.
Bridging Ages has developed a free digital interview workbook and made it available for groups and individuals to use the online book writing software and a free PDF download of the finished Life Stories book. Find out more HERE.
NSPCC Learning has produced guidance around Coronavirus: safeguarding and child protection. This GUIDANCE includes services and resources to support your work with children, young people and their families during this time.
Information and support from Childline can be found HERE
Information from the NSPCC can be found HERE
Help with Family Life and Parenting can be found HERE
Advice for parents and carers can be found HERE
Weathering the storm: the COVID-19 pandemic and working parents found HERE
Youth services and resources will be continued via online. Our young facilitators are using their time to support food banks and homeless people in their immediate areas. The Youth4Youth cohort are developing ideas around supporting young people during the Covid 19 outbreak. Our YAG team will be in contact with our families giving them support and updates on responding service in their community.
UK Youth are doing great work supporting young people during this difficult time, please visit their website to stay updated with events and resources, click HERE
NatWest is looking for 18 – 24 year old STEM students to join their new social mobility initiative, click HERE.
Check out the new Support Hub from Prince’s Trust, which is packed with business funding advice, wellbeing resources + CV/interview tips to upskill you, so you’re job ready for when the time comes. Follow The Princes Trust on IG to stay up to date. APPLY
Click HERE to access GLA & External Funding Opportunities – April 2020
YoungMinds has published advice for young people and parents on the impact of coronavirus on mental health and tips for self-care and how to get support. Topics covered include looking after your mental health while self-isolating; what to do if you are anxious and talking to your child about coronavirus, click HERE
National Youth Agency and UK Youth have created a new platform to bring together relevant advice, guidance, support and tools for youth workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, click HERE
Stratford East are compiling a regular newsletter of recommended things to watch online and creative challenges to do at home. If you would like to receive it, please email email@example.com with “Creative Challenge Newsletter” in the subject line.
London Community Response Fund
Initial funding on offer is £5,000 grants for food and essential items. More grants to follow.
Crisis response – grants of up to £10,000 to enable you to meet the immediate needs of communities, from food and essentials, to equipment and additional short-term staff costs;
Delivering differently – grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to enable you to change the way you deliver your work to ensure it continues to meet the needs of your communities, from switching to digital channels to redeploying staff to boost your capacity at a time of increased demand. In some circumstances we may consider grants above £50,000 but there must be a strong rationale in your application for this.
National Emergencies Trust The National Emergencies Trust will award grants to local charities UK wide, prioritising those that support older people, individuals with severe health issues and communities experiencing disadvantage. We have also teamed up with fellow funders to contribute to a pooled fund, coordinated by London Funders, to support voluntary organisations facing immediate financial pressures and uncertainty, enabling them to fulfil their missions to help. Read more
ARTS Council Arts Council England will offer individuals and organisations working in the cultural sector new financial support during this crisis, totalling £160 million. Read more
GLA funding for digital support GLA are helping civil society organisations access support for taking their services online and going digital by connecting them with the many organisations across London offering these services. To receive support for going digital please complete the following form HERE
Serco Foundation: funding available from our Coronavirus Community Support Fund firstname.lastname@example.org can put you in contact with Sean Talbot, Partnership and Engagement Manager, inspiring Families, employment, skills and enterprise, Serco UK and Europe
The Serco Foundation – Serco’s independent charitable trust supporting vulnerable citizens internationally – is acting now to support those communities and groups which are responding in positive ways to this crisis, many of whom are also facing financial challenges. We are today launching our Coronavirus Community Support Fund. Put simply, this means that any Serco employee can nominate any voluntary organisation, known to you or your local community, which is providing meaningful and valuable support to others during this worldwide pandemic. Email: email@example.com
National Lottery: click HERE
East End Community Foundation: click HERE
Government Announcement funding for Charities – check NCVO website for updates A total of £750m in new funding was announced for charities responding to the crisis in the UK.£370m will go to small and medium-sized charities, channelled through the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) and other organisations. It will support locally-focused charities doing most during the outbreak.Another £360m will be allocated to charities providing essential services and supporting people during the crisis. Some is specifically earmarked for hospices, St John Ambulance to support the NHS and Citizens Advice to allow more staff to provide advice. Children’s charities and victims’ charities were also mentioned.
DEFRA/WRAP support for food distribution Defra is making £3.25million available through WRAP to help not-for-profit organisations increase the redistribution of surplus food from food businesses to those in need. Grants will be available to redistributors working hard to ensure valuable food supplies do not go to waste, to help with overcoming operational barriers in obtaining, storing and transporting food safely from businesses in response to coronavirus and to support drops in volunteer numbers. All not-for-profit food redistribution businesses and charities will be encouraged to apply for grants over the coming month.
Application windows for the fund will be split into three phases, for more information click HERE
Our volunteer officer will continue to support and engages with individuals about volunteering in response to the Covid 19 outbreak.
There are a number of volunteering opportunities to help your community during the coronavirus situation. Please check your eligibility and how to apply HERE
Active Newham are also calling for volunteers, get in touch with them via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3770 4444
Members of the Community Links Advice Team can assist you, your family and friends with:
· Accessing Welfare Benefits Advice, including representation at tribunals
· Debt Advice from accredited qualified experts
· Expert Housing Advice from solicitors.
· Supporting families through crisis with a Social Worker led Programme
· Consumer and Employment legal advice given by pro-bono lawyers
Click HERE for a PDF poster
For access to a community support line, food bank or online learning, click HERE to see the response The Renewal Programme are offering
Newham Training Hub Covid-19 Resources click HERE
Click HERE to access the document
National support websites can be found HERE
Information and advice on supporting bereaved children, young people and families during the Coronavirus pandemic can be found HERE
Free helpline for bereaved youngsters launched with help from Martin Lewis can be found HERE