The City & Guilds Foundation, along with a wider group of funders, recognise that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on civil society groups, and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time. We wish to be as helpful as possible during the coming weeks and months so that civil society groups can focus on the vital work of supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.
We understand that there will be times when staff and volunteers will not be available, when beneficiaries may need services to be provided in different ways, or when systems need to be flexible to ensure that needs are met.
The charities and organisations that we work with, who are affected by the covid-19 outbreak all have a commitment from us that:
- We recognise that activities may need to be adapted as they experience difficulties in achieving some of the agreed outputs or outcomes that we originally discussed for the initial grant
- We don’t want to add any pressure – so are happy to discuss dates if reporting deadlines are going to be a struggle to meet
- We know some of the funding granted may need to be used in a different way to allow the services to be delivered
You can see the current list of funders who have committed to this statement alongside us at https://londonfunders.org.uk/about/covid-19