Support for Community Groups during COVID-19

Support for Community Groups during COVID-19


Support for Community Groups / Organisations

This is a testing time for groups as they try to support the community and battle with challenges that can affect their existence.  This page provides a range of information we hope is useful.

Keep up to date with the latest Government and Charity Commission guidance

There is a Warrington based multi-agency produced guide on the link below:


Organisational Challenges

There are many pressing challenges at the moment, this guidance discusses maintaining your organisation or 'business continuity'.

There is a guide to insurance attached to the bottom of this page from Ladbrook Insurance.


Groups Working With Volunteers

Some resources to support any adaptations you may have had to undertake.


Safeguarding / DBS (Disclosure and Barring)

Temporary changes to ID checking guidelines are being made as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

A Government factsheet designed to address specific concerns that people involved in supporting their community may have at this time.

Safeguarding Factsheet: Community Volunteers during COVID-19 Outbreak


Funding for COVID-19 Reponse Activities

Many funders have set monies aside to support organisations that are providing relief to the community during the pandemic.  Most of these funds are also supporting organisations in their sustainability and accounting for changes in service or loss of income due to the situation.  WVA has gathered this information on our Current Funding page.


Community Buildings

A range of resources for organisations that manage a community building.



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