COVID-19 General Information & Guidance

This webpage aims to share specific information, helpful resources and guidance tailored to the needs of small, local third sector organisations in Leeds and will be continually updated.

If you have any questions or additional information to add to this page, please contact news@val.org.uk

Updates from Voluntary Action Leeds/Third Sector Leeds:

An update of Voluntary Action Leeds operational changes can be downloaded below and will be kept up to date regarding the services we usually deliver. You can also download our COVID-19 update for the third sector in Leeds. 

Third Sector Leeds (TSL) has produced a daily key information briefing for the third sector, however now that we have entered week six of lockdown, the final daily update was sent on 27 April. All new updates will be included in the four TSL Digests which can be accessed at any time

TSL has collated the information from its daily briefs and a range of trusted sources to produce three information documents:

(these can be downloaded at the bottom of this page).   

Key Services Guide

A core services guide covering critical information about: health and wellbeing, help with money food and childcare, domestic abuse services, cemetery and crematoria practices, and sources of key information in accessible formats.

Local Services Guide

A round up of local services and resources from the third sector and partners under a number of themes; health and care, domestic abuse services, children and young people. migration, refugees and asylum seekers, online support, safeguarding, community safety, help with finances and energy, and faith.

Business Sustainability Guide

A digest on business viability and sustaining your organisation including: links to local government information about support packages available, guidance from trusted partners on eligibility for support, headline information from the Charity Commission and other sources of funding and business advice.      

Learning from the Sector Guide 

Providing an overview of how third sector organisations are being impacted by Coronavirus and how we can learn from their experiences.  

We are constantly updating these documents and we would welcome any comments, amendments and additions at richard.warrington@val.org.uk     

Other useful sources of information:

For general information on the coronavirus outbreak, please go to the page on coronavirus on NHS.UK or the information on Gov.uk.

The government has recently published some guidance about how you can keep safe and help others within your community.

The NCVO has published information here to help you decide what steps you and your organisation may need to take in light of the spread of the covid-19 virus. The article includes:

  • What to do to protect staff, volunteers and visitors
  • How to prevent spread
  • How to deal with events
  • How to support beneficiaries and service users
  • Employee sick leave
  • Financial implications 

The NCVO will keep this information up to date.

Sources of funding

VAL produces a regular funding update with sources of grant funding for voluntary and community groups including those focused around the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest copy of this can be found below.   

Files for this page

COVID-19 Update for the third sector by TSL

(PDF, 200.4 KB)

An update for organisations working in the third sector by Third Sector Leeds (TSL)

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