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This page and its content is updated regularly in line with new information. Please check the dates written on all resources prior to use. The COVID-19 crisis situation changes rapidly and regularly and those who access the content are encouraged to bear this in mind and take the changing events, policies and so on into consideration.

 

COVID-19: Preparing For The New Normal

With the coronavirus curve beginning to flatten in the UK, the government has begun to slowly relax restrictions. Those who work in jobs that cannot be done from the home were asked, on the 11th May, to return to work by the government. It is likely that in the coming weeks more and more workplaces…

Support with Resources

FareShare FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 independent organisations. Together, they take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups. You may be able to receive support from them with food. There are two…

Support With Funding

The National Emergencies Trust The National Emergencies Trust (NET) is helping charities and groups support some of society’s most vulnerable people in the UK throughout the outbreak. Support is available for charities working for a range of crisis response causes including (but not exclusive to) groups who provide: Emergency food supplies Medicine supplies PPE Mental…

COVID-19 Unmet Needs In The Community

Despite the best effort of the voluntary and community sector gaps occur in these unprecedented circumstances. This guide aims to highlight areas where support is urgently needed. The unmet need is drawn from several sources these include: MCF Mapping MCF Volunteers Group – tracking member activity Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership data and insights…

COVID-19: A Guide to Furloughing

A practical guide on furloughing during the UK’s COVID-19 crisis This document aims to provide some practical advice on furloughing for Muslim organisations. Furloughing has been introduced by the government as part of its series of responses to the Coronavirus outbreak. The government strategy includes asking all non-essential workers to remain at home to help…

Webinar: To Furlough or Not to Furlough?

This webinar delivered on 9th April 2020, provided guidance and support for charities on the process of furloughing staff, including basic FAQ’s, strategic considerations and organisational requirements to begin the process. The webinar was delivered by – Nasir Rafiq (Chartered Accountant) and Omar Rashid (MCIPD). Facilitated by Madiha Raza (Head of WF-Aid and Trustee of…

COVID-19: Keeping Safe When Volunteering

A practical guide on how to keep safe when volunteering during the Coronavirus pandemic This document aims to provide some practical advice on how Muslim organisations can ensure the safety of their volunteers who are supporting the most vulnerable of our society during this pandemic. We are consistently reviewing the situation on the ground and…

Volunteer Webinar COVID-19

Volunteers are the backbone of all charities responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Keeping them safe and enabling them to perform a role to support communities in need, with the right guidelines in place is vitally important. This Volunteer Webinar delivered by MCF with the brilliant know how and skills shared by Abdullah from Islamic Relief…

Keeping Your Volunteers Safe

This page aims to provide some practical advice on how Muslim organisations can ensure the safety of their volunteers who are supporting the most vulnerable of our society during this pandemic. We are consistently reviewing the situation on the ground and will produce new guidelines as and when the situation changes.  It is vital to acknowledge that in order to…

Local organisation? Here’s how you can get involved in the Campaign for National Solidarity!

There are many ways to support the campaign to help us reach as many people as possible. We welcome local organisations participation in this collective Campaign for National Solidarity. Here are some suggestions of how you can take part: Share the campaign hashtags with your networks via email, social media or even WhatsApp groups as…