COVID-19/Coronavirus: Information and Advice

COVID-19 information and advice 

This page provides key information we have found on available Covid-19 funding programmes, guidance and resources. 

We will continue to keep information on this page up to date. If you would like to find out more about Covid-19 support initiatives or have information that should be included on the page, please email [email protected] 

Support for the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector 

  • Urgent Response Fund (URF):  This is a small grants fund for charities and community groups in need of resources to effectively deliver projects/activities to support the basic health and wellbeing needs of vulnerable members of the community in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the lockdown and from March 2021 to the gradual easing of restrictions. To find out more, visit here – Funding Opportunities – LDCVS – Lancaster District Community & Voluntary Solutions.

Lancaster District CVS Coronavirus Bulletin archiv

Each week, we create a bulletin, packed with information such as updates on funding, policy, opportunities, training, networks, partnerships and more. If you are a VCFSE group, sign up for free membership here to join our bulletin distribution network.

You can also view previous bulletin editions here.

Lancaster District Support Line  

Lancaster District Support Line | Hope Church Lancaster ( 

Re-opening Village and Community Halls post COVID-19 closure 

Useful information from

Covid-19 Guidance & Resources

COVID-19 Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit

Gov.UK Guidance & resources

Charity Commission: Charities and Risk Management (CC26)

Lancaster City Council Covid-19 information 

Lancashire County Council Covid-19 information

Healthier Lancs and South Cumbria:: Morecambe Bay ( 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Morecambe Bay CCG 

National Council for Voluntary Organisations – Coronavirus 

National Youth Agency COVID-19 Guidance

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Covid Risk Assessment

Support the recovery of our communities and the charity sector 

In March 2020 we knew that Covid-19 would have a significant impact on the voluntary community faith and social enterprise sector (VCFSE) across Lancaster District. Very quickly after the pandemic lockdown restrictions started, funders and donors were marshalled to set up the fund for our local Voluntary and Community Sector as they continued to offer support locally in incredibly difficult circumstances via the Urgent Response Fund. 

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, you can continue to support the recovery of our communities and the charity sector by donating via TotalGiving™ – Donate to Charity