Coronavirus Voluntary, Community and Faith organisations

Guidance, grants and support

The Council is committed to staying in contact and working closely with our VCFS partners. If you are a VCS or faith organisation and need  further help or guidance please email contact [email protected]

Guidance on minimising infection risk

Find out how your organisation can help minimise the risk from Covid-19, and other similar viruses in the workplace.

Priority Shop and Key Worker Status

There are a number of superstores across Newham who are providing priority access for our VCSF organisations.

Letters can be issued if your organisation and/or a volunteer who is working with you provides key support to vulnerable individuals. If you require a letter to gain access to the priority access time slots or a volunteer key worker letter please send an email to [email protected]

Key Worker Parking

Newham Council have extended Key Worker parking arrangements up until  the 31st August 2020.  Vist the Coronavirus updates for parking and streets page to find out how to access key worker parking permit.

Funding for Voluntary Community and Faith Sector Organisations

Covid-19 Small Grants Programme – small grants of up to £2,500 are available to Newham Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations who are supporting the boroughs response to Covid-19. To find out more please contact [email protected]

Other funding opportunities – for further funding opportunities please refer One Newham.

Involving volunteers

If your organisation would like to recruit volunteers, you can do this through activeNewham.  To request a volunteer please contact the team by calling 020 3770 4444 (option 5) or email [email protected]

Business Partners

If you are a business and want to help with the relief effort, or if you need support, please contact Newham Business Desk for further information, advice and guidance on 020 3373 7373, or email [email protected]