COVID19 - What we know so far, and next steps

We are monitoring the developments around the outbreak of COVID-19 closely here at London Funders, and our thoughts are with anyone affected. Below is our response as a membership organisation:

Events
Our events as it stands are suspended until further notice. We will provide more information about an adapted events roster as soon as we can. 

Member Statement
We have coordinated a joint statement from funders who have pledged to support for civil society groups and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time. Find out more at: http://covid19funders.org.uk/. If you are a non-member funder who would like more information about our member response, do get in touch with James

New emergency support fund announced to help community and voluntary organisations in London
Our members the Greater London Authority and the City Bridge Trust have contributed £1m each to launch a new £2m fund to support London’s voluntary sector. This is an initial contribution and we are working with funders from across sectors to bring more money together in response to community need. Click here to find out more. 
The Greater London Authority has also published a coronavirus and volunteering page - do keep an eye on this regularly. 
Newsletter
We will publish a speacial edition of our newsletter this week, with more funding news and updates. Click here to sign up. 
 
Further Resources
Here are a selection of useful guidelines from the sector and beyond: 

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