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Coronavirus Guidance

Dear Member


Please find below a range of templates that may be useful to you at this time in relation to coronavirus.

We have also included a link to the PHA which provides us all with up-to-date information on the current information.

If there are any templates that you would like to share with the wider membership will you email Jonny on jonny@co3.bz


Many thanks and stay well.


Nora Smith

Chief Executive

Members Stories
COVID-19 Charities Fund
Useful Links
Learning Resources and Webinars

Member Stories

CO3 Member Stories celebrates the difference the third sector is making in our community despite the challenges we are facing. Your stories will be shared with our network, media and politicans Read our weekly updates below.  To submit your story click here

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Covid-19 Charities Fund

How to apply
What this fund supports
Who can apply
What information you'll need to apply: Video

Useful Links

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector
Willis Insurance:
Coronavirus- An Employers Perspective
Legal Island:
Latest on COVID-19: Latest work-related advice
COVID-19: Updates and practical steps
Pandemic risk resource hub
Charity Times:
Avoid making 'rushed or hasty decisions' amid pandemic, IoF warns charities
National Emergencies Trust launches coronavirus fundraising appeal for charities
Charities given extension on annual return deadlines
Northern Ireland Assembly
Sources of guidance and support on the impact of coronavirus


HMRC: Outline of  Extension of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 29th May 2020
Charity Commission: Guidance for charities experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID19 emergency
CO3 & Institute of Fundraising NI: "Covid-19 and the Charity Sector in NI" Report 30th April 2020.
Coronavirus General Guidance
Willis Insurance: A Guide to Un-furloughing Employees
Coronavirus Department Contingency Plan 2020
Policy On Dealing With Coronavirus In The Workplace
Working from Home – Approval for Home Working / Confirmation of Suitability of Arrangements
Emergency Home Working Protocol
Working from Home Policy
Remote Working Risk Assessment
OCN NI: Covid-19 Working from Home Protocols
OCN NI: Microsoft Teams Policy
OCN NI: CEO Contingency Plan Presentation - Coronavirus
Willis Employment: Risk assessment template
Willis Employment: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Further Guidance
Willis Employment: Coronavirus Employer Q&A
Deloitte: Guidance for boards
Marsh: Childrens Activity Pack
Job Retention Scheme FAQ's
General FAQ's
Some of our Corporate Partners and friends in the legal sector have very kindly offered assistance to CO3 members.  If you would like to avail of this service please email Louise outlining your query at louise@co.bz

Our Corporate Partner Clarke & Co. Accountants LTD is offering CO3 members a free advice facility in relation to Job Retention.  Contact Clarke & Co. directly by emailing covid19@cabbs.co.uk




CO3 member ViableCS will provide CO3 Members with HR and Payroll advice to fellow members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Email ViableCS info@viablecs.org 


Online Learning Resources and Webinars

Ruffer Radio:
Our Corporate partners Ruffer are developing a series of podcasts in which they will be exploring the investment universe and sharing their interpretation of what’s going with the current financial climate.
April 2020 - Markets now and next
Duncan MacInnes discusses COVID-19: how it has changed the investment landscape, the impact on the Ruffer portfolio and what could happen next. Listen to this episode
In response to people now finding themselves working from home, LinkedIn has granted FREE access to 16 of its learning Video courses, most of them last less than an hour.  Get access now click here
  1. Working Remotely
  2. Time Management – working from home
  3. Productivity Tips: Finding your productive mindset
  4. Executive Presence on video conference calls
  5. Thriving @ Work: Wellbeing and productivity
  6. Managing Stress for Positive Change
  7. Building Resilience
  8. Developing Resourcefulness
  9. Learning at Distance
  10. Managing Virtual Teams
  11. Leading Virtual Meetings
  12. Microsoft Teams Tips and Trick
  13. Learning Skype
  14. Learning BlueJeans Meetings
  15. Learning WebEx
  16. Learning Zoom


Service Graphics - Digital Mailroom

Service Graphics Belfast have a digital mailroom service, allowing you to keep receiving your incoming mail but sending to you electronically.  The site is ISO27001 accredited with procedures in place to manage sensitive and confidential information.  

You can request Royal Mail to redirect all your incoming post to the Belfast site, where they are digitally scanned to electronic files and sent to your inbox.

Also, providing a print service with delivery to your home address.

For further information, please contact Marie Maguire or Neil Frazer

Tel: 028 9077 3047 or 07760172233

Email: Belfast@servicegraphics.co.uk