Covid-19: Education & Community Support

Useful information, resources and ideas for schools, colleges, community groups and charities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Last updated: May 19th, 2020

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Education

UPDATED Coronavirus Covid-19 guidance for schools and other educational settings

>> from GOV.UK


£6.5m COVID-19 grant round to support vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence. Wide eligibility: charities, public sector and for-profit companies. Deadline June 3rd

>> from YOUTH ENDOWMENT FUND


School Grants Scheme – up to £600 for projects, events and activities that promote a greater interest in physics and engineering

>> from INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS


T Levels Capital Fund – deadline extended to June 26th

>> from GOV.UK


Remote education during coronavirus – updated guidance

>> from GOV.UK


ESFA update (Further Education)

>> from GOV.UK


Updated: 16-19 Bursary Fund guidance

>> from GOV.UK


Funding and financial support available for education, childcare and children’s social care organisations

>> from GOV.UK


ESFA Post-16 Provider Relief Scheme guidance and how to apply

>> from APPRENTICESHIPS DIRECTORY


Free creative learning tool and templates to support remote learning delivery

>> from CANVA


Interactive Student Apprenticeship Guide for students in years 12 and 13

>> from AMAZING APPRENTICESHIPS


Useful coronavirus FAQs for teachers and educators

>> from NSEAD


School funding: exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19)

>> from DfE


Careers support through coronavirus – resources for students and parents/carers

>> from SUCCESS AT SCHOOL


Amazing Apprenticeships Live Broadcasts

>> from AMAZING APPRENTICESHIPS


Eton College has made its online self-study courses free to secondary schools. 

>> from ETONX


Coronavirus Tech Handbook: a crowd-sourced set of tech, tools and data relating to the coronavirus pandemic

>> from NEWSPEAK HOUSE


Collection of resources to support with the transition to effective remote working and educating with Zoom

>> from ZOOM


STEM@Home resource site launched by Canterbury Christchurch University & STEM Learning

>> from THE STEM HUB


Statement on vocational and technical qualifications in 2020

>> from OFQUAL


Coronavirus: what you need to know about early years and nursery settings

>>from the EARLY YEARS ALLIANCE


Letter from Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills regarding COVID-19

>> from THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION


Advice and guidance about disruption to apprenticeships

>> from THE INSTITUTE OF APPRENTICESHIPS & TECHNICAL EDUCATION


COVID-19’s staggering impact on global education

>> from WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM


Schools are being offered six months free access to digital issues of The Biologist and a range of other educational titles during the coronavirus outbreak.

>> from EXACT EDITIONS


School closures, education and childcare

>> from UK GOVERNMENT


Coronavirus: updates on exams and assessment

>> from AQA


Virtual reading group on the future of education

>> from THE CENTRE FOR EDUCATION & YOUTH


Well-being masterclass to help apprentices and their managers manage stress/anxiety

>> from AMAZING APPRENTICESHIPS

 

Well-being

Tiny Revolutions of Connection #TinyRevolutions

>> from FUN PALACES


Good Coronavirus news to ease anxiety – daily updates, but positive vibes only!

>> from SOMETHING POSITIVE


The Self-Isolation Podcast – life hacks, professional advice and light relief. Send in your tips and voice notes


Live study for parents/carers of primary aged children – COVID-19: Relationships, Emotional Wellbeing, and Family Adjustment

>> from THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX


Coronavirus and your well-being: a toolkit

Practical advice for staying at home

Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing

Support for work, benefits and housing

Checklist for staying at home

>> from MIND


Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)

>> from PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND


Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

>> from THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION


Mental Health & Wellbeing on Covid19 in Education: panel (video)

>> from ADELE BATES EDUCATION


Coronavirus: temporary changes to the Mental Health Act

>> from RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS


Free online weekly meditation

>> from RIFA THORPE-TRACEY


Join a choir. From your couch


Raising teens in lockdown

Funding

Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund – for small to medium charities and CICs. Deadline May 27th

>> from GOV.UK


An announcement regarding 2 new Covid-19 Response Grants Programmes from Children In Need

>> from BBC CHILDREN IN NEED


Covid-19 Impact Programme. £6 million fund for Armed Forces charities and CICs. Deadline May 29th

>> from GOV.UK


£6.5m COVID-19 grant round to support vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence. Wide eligibility: charities, public sector and for-profit companies. Deadline June 3rd

>> from YOUTH ENDOWMENT FUND


£5 million Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund. Deadline May 29th

>> from GOV.UK


£6.5m COVID-19 grant round to support vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence. Wide eligibility: charities, public sector and for-profit companies. Deadline June 3rd

>> from YOUTH ENDOWMENT FUND


Aviva Community Fund: £50,000 grants for small charities. Deadline July 28th

>> from AVIVA


Strengthening Civil Society Programme. Funding supporting legal action related to Covid-19. Staggered deadlines throughout 2020

>> from BARING FOUNDATION


Covid-19 Explore Fund: €1 million fund for conservation groups and outdoor companies and charities. Deadline May 22nd

>> from THE NORTH FACE


Food Charities Grant Fund: up to £100,000 for charities helping people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Deadline July 6th

>> from GOV.UK


Barclays’ 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme. £100,000 donation for 100 charities working to support vulnerable communities

>> from BARCLAYS


Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund: for community organisations in former coalfield areas

>> from THE COALFIELDS REGENERATION TRUST


Tampon Tax Fund: funding for projects and activities that seek to address the consequences of COVID-19 for disadvantaged women and girls. Deadline May 31st

>> from GOV.UK


Funding activities supporting people affected by the crisis and funding if your organisation is struggling financially because of the impact of COVID-19

>> from NATIONAL LOTTERY: REACHING COMMUNITIES


UK Power Networks funding (£2-20,000) for charities or community groups to combat fuel poverty during the coronavirus. Deadline May 31st

>> from CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY


Emergency funding for charities

>> from CHILDS CHARITABLE TRUST


Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund – for charities and social enterprises that are experiencing disruption due to Covid-19

>> from SOCIAL INVESTMENT BUSINESS


Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (large grants) – £20-£50,000 for VCS mental health service providers

>> from ASSOCIATION OF MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS


Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (small grants) – up to £1,000 for user-led orgs and community groups

>> from NATIONAL SURVIVOR USER NETWORK


Useful video about charity fundraising in the current climate, giving examples of successful campaigns

>> from UK FUNDRAISING


Barclays COVID-19 Community Aid Package

>> from BARCLAYS


COVID-19 Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital programme

>> from THE CLOTHWORKERS’ FOUNDATION


BBC Children In Need Emergency Essentials Programme

>> from FAMILY FUND SERVICES


Early Years Preventative Work Fund – for charities impacted by coronavirus that work with children 0-3yrs

>> from THE SYLVIA ADAMS CHARITABLE TRUST


COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant: funding for not-for-profit surplus food redistributors

>> from WRAP


Government announce £750 million extra funding for frontline charities

>> from HM TREASURY


Small one-off grants of up to £3000 for small charities providing services to the most vulnerable members of the community

>> from THE LEATHERSELLERS’ COMPANY


Rural Response Emergency Grants programme for organisations and support groups supporting rural and farming communities

>> from THE PRINCE’S COUNTRYSIDE FUND


Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

>> from TESCO


Emergency grants for organisations that meet the needs of homeless people

>> from CRISIS


New Emergency Fund to offer additional support to music-making organisations affected by coronavirus

>> from YOUTH MUSIC


£50m National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund

>> from HERITAGE FUND


Grants up to £25k for vocational training providers to support in the move to digital learning 

>> from UFI CHARITABLE TRUST


Up-to-date list of LOCAL community funds to support with impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

>> from GRANTS ONLINE


CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund – up to £10k for small charities

>> from CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION


Sport England: Community Emergency Fund (£20 million fund)


‘We Stand With The Sector’: A network of London’s biggest trusts and foundations have released a joint statement about support for the community and voluntary sector

>> from LONDON FUNDERS


Funding to tackle COVID-19 and its impact

>> from UK FUNDRAISING


National Lottery Community Fund frees up £300m to help charities with Covid-19 crisis

>> from CIVIL SOCIETY NEWS


Government funding of up to £25,000 for innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19

Latest Covid-19 advice and guidance on National Lottery funded community projects

>> from NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND

FAQs

Latest statements

Looking ahead


See our page on Creative & Cultural Industries for arts-specific funding updates


Community

Connecting people on furlough with volunteer opportunities. Register as a volunteer or as a cause / charity

>> from FURLONTEER


How charities are adapting to Covid-19 – free ebook

>> from BEACON


Legal advice and resources useful for charities

>> from BATES WELLS


Remote digital skills support and accessibility basics – webinar April 30th 11am

>> from CITIZENS ONLINE


Comprehensive suite of digital inclusion resources and information to support people through self isolation

>> from DIGITAL BRIGHTON & HOVE


Free tech support for non-profits and communities tackling COVID-19

>> from COVID TECH SUPPORT


PPE Maker Network.

>> from PPE MAKER NETWORK


Busting boredom on lockdown. Games and activities for families

>> from BORED GAMES


Coronavirus Tech Handbook: a crowd-sourced set of tech, tools and data relating to the coronavirus pandemic

>> from NEWSPEAK HOUSE


Safeguarding Factsheet: Community volunteers during COVID-19 outbreak

>> from UK DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE


‘Your NHS Needs You’ – NHS call for volunteer army

>> from NHS ENGLAND


A HUGE database of searchable education and entertainment resources for families at home

>> from DAD LA SOUL


A database of all the 3083 Covid-19 community Mutual Aid groups in the UK

>> Collaborative Google Doc


How we respond at scale to build bridges for the future

>> from THE RSA


Top tips for setting up a community support group

>> from COMMUNITY WORKS


The Third Sector Covid-19 Information Hub

>> from THE SCOTTISH COUNCIL FOR VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS


Corona kindness stories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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