April 21, 2020

NCVO (National Championing Voluntary Organisations) has announced further help and advice for charities: 

They've just made three important additions to their existing coronavirus advice:

Charity funding from the government | The very latest information on the £750 milli...

April 15, 2020

Thousands more employees will able to receive support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) after the eligibility date was extended to 19 March 2020, the government announced today.

  • eligibility cut-off date for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended...

April 15, 2020

Looking after our vulnerable customers is hugely important to us.

If you've received a letter from the NHS, or been advised to stay home for 12 weeks due to #COVID19 please sign up to our Priority Services register. We can help.


April 14, 2020

Dear Penny, 

I am writing to you on the £13.4 billion of hospital trust debt we announced last week that we are writing off, and to provide you with a trust-by-trust breakdown in the table attached. This announcement is part of the ongoing support measures we are provid...

April 9, 2020

Special Bike Doctor clinics have been arranged to keep Portsmouth's key workers on the road, thanks to Portsmouth City Council and Community Cycle Hub.

From Tuesday 14 April, key workers who rely on a bike to get around can have their bike checked for free and, where po...

April 8, 2020

Dear Penny,

During the COVID-19 epidemic, Age UK will be providing you with a brief, weekly email with resources and advice that you can share with older constituents. This week’s email will focus on safeguarding and access to treatment issues during the COVID-19 epidem...

April 3, 2020

Portsmouth City Council have announced that funding and guidance has now been received from the Government, so they will now start preparations to make payments to businesses eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Gr...

April 2, 2020

Sport England have launched a £20 million hardship fund to help out local sports clubs in difficulty as a result of coronavirus.  

They will be writing to every English MP about this.  The fund is open for applications now.


April 1, 2020

Help for Charities and voluntary organisations: 

A number of funds have been set up to assist charities and voluntary organisations. Below is a link to the funds that have been launched by HIWCF to assist smaller local charities and community groups as a result of Covid...

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