CAN is here to help your organisation during this challenging time. If you have any questions or issues about how to manage the situation remember Steve Place our Senior Adviser is here to give you help for FREE. He has put together a list of websites that provide a good range of advice and guidance but if you want to discuss a specific situation please contact him on [email protected] or 07966742933.


  • UK Government landing page to lots of official advice and guidance
  • NHS
  • BCP Council
  • NCVO has a comprehensive set of advice and links to official guidance on how voluntary and community groups can respond to Covid-19 which is regularly updated.

Charity advice

  • Charity Commission regularly updated guidance covering paying staff, use of reserves and restricted funds, cancelling/postponing AGMs, meeting virtually, serious incident reporting, safeguarding and links to official advice on explaining about the impact of covid 19 in annual accounts/reports..
  • Russell Cooke Solicitors Charity team (one of the best known charity specialists) are offering to help charities by offering additional support by telephone. If you need guidance on any legal issue arising from the crisis, you can call any member of their team for a short conversation, without charge or obligation on 020 3826 7510.

Government support for businesses (including charities and other not for profits)

Covering loans, payment of laid off staff, VAT and business rate ‘holidays’.


  • CIPD Updated with resources on advice for employers about legal responsibilities, FAQs, resources to improve homeworking, etc.
  • Directory of Social Change have published their Working from Home Policy to help you and your teams work from home effectively.
  • ACAS (regularly updated) advice to employers and employees covering:
  • Staying at home and social distancing
  • Vulnerable people and those at high risk
  • Self-isolation and sick pay
  • If the workplace needs to close temporarily
  • If an employee needs time off work to look after someone
  • If someone has coronavirus symptoms at work
  • Good practice steps for employers
  • More coronavirus advice
  • Government guidance to employees covering staying at home, sickness, sick pay and benefits, furloughed workers,

Emergency Funding


Ladbrook Insurance have produced a guide which looks at insurance implications of responding to the cvoid-19 crisis including:

  • changes to your activities such as employees working from home, scaling back activities or new activities
  • unoccupied premises
  • employer liability in the event that an employee or volunteer brings an allegation against you due to a coronavirus related matter
  • business interruption.