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Other support and how can you help out

Voluntary and Community Sector – Information from Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANs)

  • VANs can help organisations to identify business grants and finance – as well as supporting with applications.
  • If your organisation receives any funding from the Quartet Foundation, they recognise it may be necessary to adapt your funded activities in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Use this link to get in touch with them https://quartetcf.org.uk/about-us/contact/
  • The Quartet Foundation also have grants for organisations which support community-based work that has a charitable purpose. More information available here https://quartetcf.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/ 
  • Volunteering Support- If you would like to support North Somerset communities through volunteering, logistic planning or other ways that use your experience and expertise please contact: Voluntary Action North Somerset  email, info@vansmail.org.uk to register. Alternatively, you can check the register of mutual aid happening in your area here https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/

Skills Support for Redundancies

Support package from SERCO for businesses an employees can be found here Skills Support for Redundancy A5 (Online)

How can you help?

Offer Coronavirus support from your business – Use this service to tell government how your business might be able to help with the response. Support needed includes a wide variety of business areas from medical equipment testing and manufacture, logistics, IT support, hotel rooms and childcarehttps://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-from-business 

Pick for Britain

As part of efforts to support British farmers and growers to recruit workers throughout the harvest period, the UK Government launched the Pick for Britain website in partnership with industry to help match up available opportunities with local jobseekers.

PPE materials

Weston college is working with our local schools to manufacture PPE, specifically face masks, for our local health and care workers. They are facing a challenge of sourcing materials. If you can help please see the specification here PPE v2

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