supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
This page was last updated on 27 March 2020, 13:38.

Pandemic Information and Response

  • Register to Lend a Helping Hand

    To be added to the register of people looking to offer help in their community please fill out the form below and submit it.

    We will respond to every registration and look to match as many people as possible with a local need. We may be unable to match everybody, or to provide exactly what you're looking for, but we'll work closely with our colleagues at Fife Council and across the third sector to take up as many offers of help as we can.

    Thank you!

    Your first name:
    Your surname:
    E-mail address:
    Phone number:
    Address (incl. postcode)
    Are you an organisation/group/business?
    Are you able to travel further afield within Fife?
    What sort of thing would you ideally like to help with?   (tick as many as you like)

    Can you suggest anything else you can offer to do?
    Are there any restrictions on what you can do?
    Are you in any of the 'at-risk' categories for COVID-19?
    Do you agree to us processing the information you have provided here, and sharing it with Fife Council and third sector partner organisations purely for the purposes of co-ordinating support during this pandemic and any similar emergencies?

This page was last updated on 27 March 2020, 13:38.
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What's New/Updated on this page?

28/03/20 - FVA has partnered with NHS Fife, the Health and Social Care Partnership and Fife Council to launch a Prescription delivery service for the most vulnerable patients in Fife.
28/03/20 - Fife's foodbanks have put out an urgent appeal for donations due to unprecedented demand.
27/03/20 - The Scottish Government is offering grants to businesses impacted by the pandemic (administered by Fife Council)
27/03/20 - Volunteer Scotland has published guidance on community volunteers and PVG checks.
27/03/20 - Anderson Strathern solicitors has produced a guidance note on what the Job Retention scheme (Furlough Leave) will mean for employers, while Citizens Advice Scotland has published guidance for furloughed employers.
27/03/20 - A Resilience fund has been launched to support third sector organisations at risk of closing due to the pandemic
27/03/20 - SCVO has created a section on its website dedicated to funding for organisations responding to COVID-19
27/03/20 - Volunteer Scotland has launched a website dedicated to COVID-19-related volunteering, with information for both organisations and individuals.

26/03/20 - We've added some links that will help you to identify COVID-19-based scams and keep yourself protected.
26/03/20 - We've included links to Fife's foodbanks, which are providing a vital service at this time.
26/03/20 - We've added some mental health resources to this page, to help you through this period of self-isolation and social distancing.

24/03/20 - The UK government has asked that benefit claimants apply online for the timebeing.

20/03/20 - more information and guidance for local organisations and people published as we continue to respond to questions. PVG, data protection and insurance information added.
ACAS has updated their guidance too.
UK Government's definition of 'key workers'
Key workers in Scotland

19/03/20 - launched helping hand register for people to tell us if they want to lend a helping hand in their community, but also for people to tell us if they need a helping hand at this time. We're doing this in partnership with Fife Council.

18/03/20 15:17 - emergency third sector funding is being proposed by UK and Scottish governments, details to follow

18/03/20 15:15 - a UK wide informal volunteering scheme will be launched tomorrow, details to follow
18/03/20 15:00 - FVA has sought reassurance from Fife Council about third sector funding and SLA performance targets
18/03/20 14:00 - FVA is drafting a communication to ministers around ESiF funding and the impact of the crisis on employability services
18/03/20 10:00 - added working from home staff survey, from CIPD, under HR section.

16/03/20 14:00 - published this page with links to reliable sources of information and some draft policies and documents for organisations to consider and learn from.