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Last updated 31 March 2020

This page is regularly updated with links to the latest information on our website around COVID-19 for charities and community groups:

Advice on coronavirus (COVID-19): Connected Voice coronavirus updates and general advice for organisations

Funding news: including new grants for charities responding to coronavirus and the latest advice from funders

Support for vulnerable people: information about changes to services in Newcastle and Gateshead

Information around volunteering and safeguarding: including animated videos for safeguarding, volunteering, supporting volunteers and telephone befriending

Charity Business Services update: updates on government grants and loans, job retention scheme and statutory sick pay (SSP)

Mental Health and Wellbeing: advice and resources for looking after mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic

Scams and staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic: the latest updates on scams and cyber crime

Newcastle City Council safeguarding guidance for adults self isolating and a general adult safeguarding poster 

General safeguarding information

Guidance for community centres and community groups