Covid-19: Education & Community Support

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

Last updated: July 13th, 2020

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Education

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

>> from GOV.UK


School Grants Scheme – up to £600 for projects, events and activities that promote a greater interest in physics and engineering. Deadline Nov 1st.

>> from INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS


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

 


£6 million programme to fund positive activities which support children and young people to achieve their potential on their journey towards employment. Deadline July 31st 11am.

>> from BBC CHILDREN IN NEED


New grants to help museums, galleries and cultural orgs respond to immediate challenges, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the future. Deadlines: July 6th, Aug 17th, Oct 12th

>> from ART FUND


Fundraising During a Pandemic (Greater Brighton/London Borough of Merton). Watch the webinar in full

>> from ALWAYS POSSIBLE


Fundraising During a Pandemic (Essex 2020). Watch the webinar in full

>> from ALWAYS POSSIBLE


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


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


 


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


 


 


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

>> from UK FUNDRAISING


 


COVID-19 Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital programme

>> from THE CLOTHWORKERS’ FOUNDATION


BBC Children In Need Emergency Essentials Programme

>> from FAMILY FUND SERVICES


 


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


 


 


£50m National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund

>> from HERITAGE FUND


 


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


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

Event Alliance Re-opening Guide – safe re-opening of venues

>> from SAFETY ALLIANCE


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