PRCA offers free membership to professionals affected by COVID-19

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has  announced its latest measure to support the self-employed and those made redundant as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Effective immediately, the PRCA will offer six months of free individual membership to anyone who has lost their job in the industry, or to anyone who is self-employed and has seen a significant decline in their income. The offer is open to members and non-members alike, and the PRCA will take the word of self-employed practitioners that they have suffered losses. Announcing the measure, PRCA…

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NHS Covid-19 appeal reaches over £15million in first 5 days

The NHS charities National COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL launched on Monday 23 March by NHS Charities Together reached over £15million within its first 5 days.  The appeal supports hospital staff and volunteers at the frontline caring for Covid-19 patients.  Thank you to XTX Markets for launched the appeal with an amazing £10million donation. ‘XTX Markets commented: “COVID-19 has put the NHS under immense pressure and ‘NHS Charities Together’, as the umbrella organisation for all NHS charities and specifically their Covid-19 campaign, are playing a crucial role in getting funds to where…

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The Big Issue will be sold in shops in response to Covid-19 crisis

The Big Issue has big news. For the first time in the magazine’s 29-year history, you will soon be able to buy a copy with your shopping at the supermarket. Two weeks ago they announced that they were temporarily stopping vendors from selling on the streets as the Covid-19 outbreak meant it was no longer safe for them to continue. The Big Issue Statesthey still have a duty to support the hard-working people who sell the magazine every week to make a living. With that in mind, and with many…

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CAF launches emergency grant fund to support charities through coronavirus crisis

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched an emergency fund for small charities and organisations as they battle the effects of the coronavirus. The CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund will offer one-time grants of up to £10,000 to small charities, organisations and social enterprises that are struggling to survive. The trustees at CAF, a charity that supports charities across the UK, have allocated £5 million to fund this emergency grant programme to support local frontline charities and we expect further contributions to be added. Sir John Low, Chief Executive at CAF,…

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Tesco providing £30 million package of support for local communities tackling Covid-19

Tesco to provide a £30 million package of support for local communities tackling Covid-19, including £25 million food donations programme. On their website they state: We know how important it is to support the communities we serve. This work has never been more vital than today.  So we are today confirming a £30 million package of support: We currently donate £3 million of food every month through our Community Food Connection scheme and distribution centres*. In addition to that, over the next 12 weeks we will provide a top up…

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