Faith-based resources during coronavirus pandemic

Latest information on funding and resources

SUPPORTING FAITH-BASED CHARITIES DURING THE PANDEMIC

This is the latest information on funding and resources to help faith-based charities and organisations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

LET US HELP YOU TO DELIVER FOR YOUR COMMUNITIES

We understand challenges being faced by faith-based organisations during this unprecedented global pandemic. We know how challenging it is to communicate, fundraise and continue your vital work within your communities under the guidance of self-isolation and so-called ‘lock downs’. We want to help you connect with information on funding and resources, so we've collated a useful list to support the faith-based charitable sector.
We welcome your feedback on how we can continue to enrich this collation.

FAITH SPECIFIC ASSISTANCE

There are a number of organisations dedicated to assisting faith-based charities to continue their work, through gaining access to specific grants. These include other charities and membership bodies. Below is a list of organisations that can help, depending on your charities specific needs and circumstances. We’re not endorsing any of these bodies, but simply providing a list to refer to. This list may not be an exhaustive one and is subject to change.

This list appears in alphabetical order, to help you locate a particular resource more efficiently.

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Communicating, coordinating and planning tools

There are a number of tools from leading technology firms that are being heavily discounted or provided free of charge for charities to use during the pandemic. Some of these are listed below but are not endorsed by CAF. These solutions could assist with addressing both delivering religious instruction into the homes of your communities, and beneficiaries, as well as to assist in developing events at distance to continue to derive income from event hosting.

Charity Digital Mail from Charity digital – uses the dotdigital platform – 50,000 free emails to help your organisation during the outbreak.

Blackbaud – offers charities advice via its guide on how to create and run virtual events, use digital communications and make use of best practice in peer-to-peer fundraising – for further information follow this link 

Asana – the web and mobile application designed to help teams organise, track, and manage their work is offering “a free one year subscription to Asana Business for nonprofit organisations that are new or current Asana Basic customers”, for further information just complete this form

Salesforce – the global CRM firm is offering charities free support to the end of September 2020 using its Quip Starter tool, which “combines documents, spreadsheets, and chat” into a single solution – visit their (US) COVID-19 support page for more information.

The latest insight from CAF 

Advice and insight from our teams to support your organisation at this time.

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