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

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How SI Works

HR & People Management

  • Service recipes for charities: Practical guides to help charities reuse and learn from one another’s services
  • Acas - Working for everyone: Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. They also offer training and help to resolve disputes
  • 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
  • The Nonprofit Survival Guide: A free guide for how to lead, plan, and survive the pandemic as a nonprofit
  • Innovation in Democracy Programme toolkit: The government has published a suite of resources for local authorities and others who are interested in new forms of citizen participation and practical use of deliberative democracy.

Marketing, Communications & Events 

Finance, Legal & Admin

  • Charity Excellence Framework
  • 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 here 
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Financial Conduct Authority - Avoid coronavirus scams: Find out about potential coronavirus (Covid-19) scams, how they could affect you, and how to protect yourself here 
  • 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

Risk & Contingency Planning

Pro bono support & free tools

  • Our Community Enterprise CIC Support Consultations: The team are offering free consultancy, half-price strategy workshops and business planning to help organisations during the crisis - find out more here
  • The Social Investment Consultancy: are offering pro bono consultations - find out more and apply here 
  • The Hatch Skilled Volunteer Programme: matching Skilled volunteers with entrepreneurs. Find out more here
  • Cranfield Trust: Free management support for charities covering a range of topics. Find out more here
  • Charity Fundraising: Free fundraising consultation for UK Charities affected by Coronavirus. Find out more here
  • London Growth Hub: Access free one to one support for businesses and employers here
  • Scale-up Institute: Created a resource hub featuring a range of Government, Local and Private Sector resources to help scaling social enterprises navigate what is currently available for businesses across the country. Access the hub here
  • The Fore: The Fore enables UK-based small charities and social enterprises to unlock sustainability, efficiency, scale and impact. Find out more here
  • Inspiring Impact: Free resources and tools to help you with impact management. Find out more here

Technology