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Operational guidance and support

Coronavirus post | 19 March 2020

Here you can access tools and resources to help you with those core day to day operations.

Undoubtably, the Covid-19 outbreak will affect the day to day operations of almost all charities and social enteprises. Here you can access tools and resources to help you with those critical and core operations.  

HR & People Management

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Government guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 can be found here. 

Coronavirus HR Communications & Resources Guide

This is a crowdsourced collection of resources for HR and business leaders to help inform and support Coronavirus response plans. Here you’ll find a curated collection of public Coronavirus response communications, templates, news, remote work, hiring impact, and resources.

Checklist to prepare for Cornavirus

The London Growth Hub has brought together essential resources to help organisations manage and mitigate its exposure to the impact of coronavirus. They will keep this page up to date with the latest developments and support, so you have access to all the information.

What to report and how 

Guidance for charities on coronavirus response, including reporting serious incidents. 

The Nonprofit Survival Guide

A free guide for how to lead, plan, and survive the pandemic as a nonprofit.

Trustees 

Charity Commission realeases advice for trustee meetings during COVID-19

Find it here.

What should charity trustees be thinking about?

Read the new NPC blog. 

Marketing, Communications & Events 

Crisis Communications 

Are you ready and equipped to communicate with your stakeholders during the outbreak? Charity Comms have a great template you can use to make sure all our bases are covered. Find it here.

Charity Digital 

Guidance on coronavirus comms for charities, from how to write about it and what to share with your stakeholders.

Eventbrite: Resources for Event Organisers

The guide developed by Eventbrite can be found here. 

Blackbaud: Event and Fundraising Resources

The guide developed by Blackbaud can be found here. 

Finance, Legal & Admin

Charity Excellence Framwork

How to register a charity with HMRC and claim tax exemptions for fundraising donations, including gift aid claims, payroll giving, land, property, shares and legacies, plus charity VAT, business rate exemptions and charity retail relief. Just some of the 4000+ resource links from the free Charity Excellence Framework online toolkit. 

Filing charity annual returns during the coronavirus pandemic

Any charity that needs an extension to their annual return deadline can contact the Charity Commission to ask for one. Find out more here. 

British Business Bank - Business Finance Guide 

The Business Finance Guide shares links to relevant business guidance and support from HM Government in relation to COVID-19.

Charity Finance Guide 

A practical guide for charity finance professionals, which will be updated with new information and advice as the crisis unfolds can be found here. 

Charity Tax Group

Coronavirus information hub for charity tax and finance professionals. 

Charities SORP Committee 

Implication of Covid-19 control measures and charity finance reporting guidance here.

New Procurement Guidance in response to Covid-19 

NCVO's guidance on the implications for charities can be found here.

Commercial contracts – the force majeure clause

Where contractual obligations are made legally or physically impossible, force majeure clauses may be triggered. Common examples of defined force majeure events are wars, strikes, natural disasters and government actions. The force majeure clause in commercial contracts enables parties to take a break from, or be absolved of their performance obligations. A simple summary can be found here. 

Bates Wells - Coronavirus and your organisation

Answers to some of your key legal questions here.

Stone King

Coronavirus legal advice & FAQs for Charities and Social Enterprises here. 

Easing the Burden: helping businesses stay afloat in the pandemic era

On 28 March 2020, changes made to the UK insolvency laws to help companies "…emerge intact the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic" were announced. Read Hogan Lovells guidance here. 

Financial Conduct Authority - Avoid coronavirus scams

Find out about potential coronavirus (Covid-19) scams, how they could affect you, and how to protect yourself. 

Ashton McGill - Cashflow Planner

Ashton McGill have created a google sheet for small business owners to model their cashflow over the next few weeks & months. You can download a copy here.

Business Debtline

Factsheet for sole traders and businesses here.

Risk & Contingency Planning

Contingency Planning

Mind Tools have created a 10 minute read covering the key elements of contingency planning. It included a simple step by step guide on how to deal with both minor and significant business disruptions and some useful frameworks. 

Risk Mangement made simple

Access the Small Charities Coalition resources on risk mangement, including their guide on risk management made simple, here.

Government Guidance

The Charity Commission

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector can be found here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for Community Interest Companies (CICs)

Understandably, CICs are concerned about the business and community impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Find out more about the Government response here. 

Government publishes updated COVID-19 industry guidance

New and updated COVID-19 industry guidance can be found via the below links:

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults

This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Last updated
8 April 2020