COVID-19/Coronavirus support for charities

This page is your place for updates on how your charity might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and the support you can access during this time.

This page will be updated on a regular basis. Last updated: 4 August

Support your local community during COVID-19

VAL is working with Leicester City Council and Leicester County Council to build a bank of volunteers to help during the Coronavirus pandemic. If you need volunteers to support your community, sign up on our volunteering website.

Register to find volunteers

How VAL can support you

During the COVID-19 outbreak we will maintain business as usual with support for the sector for as long as is practically possible.

Our team will be on hand to offer support around keeping your organisation running during the Coronavirus pandemic, how you can recruit and manage volunteers to deliver vital services in your local community and anything else you might need to know.

You can access this support in three ways:

During this period we would ask you to be patient when waiting for a reply. We will continue to issue regular updates on this website, via our newsletters and on social media.


Leicestershire Training Team: Infection Control Training

The Leicestershire Training Team provide healthcare training and business consultancy to the healthcare industry. There are running every Tuesday at 10.00am – 11.30 am free Infection Control Training. The sessions are free, but if you give a donation them this money will be given to LOROS. To reserve a place please contact them on 07944599507 or email to
Click here for more details about the organisation

Association of Chairs: The Beacon Programme:

The association of chairs have secured additional funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to continue parts of the beacon programme until 30 September 2020. The Beacon programme is for Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities and non-profit organisations in England with an annual income of under £1 million. As part of this support, they will be running a series of webinars and online peer and expert surgeries which chairpersons will be able to access free of charge.
Registration for the Beacon Programme will remain open until 30 September.
Register online here

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