We are launching a series of online policy breakfasts, covering a variety of topics and issues relevant to the current situation. We want to bring the sector together to share learning, insights and best practice.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to change how we work. Many organisations have adjusted activities to be able to serve communities in the most effective way.
During these challenging times, The National Lottery Community Fund wants to assure charities and community organisations that we're here to support them.
The gatherings we're holding will be led by our experts in these fields and will provide a space for all of us to think about the smaller and larger questions that are facing the sector now and after the pandemic. This will ensure we're listening and learning from our communities.
We want to give organisations and groups the opportunity to talk to each other about relevant topics and to discuss the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19.
29 May 9:00-10.00am: Rapid Digital Shifts
Cassie Robinson, our Senior Head of UK Portfolio will lead this session to look at how the pandemic has moved many services online with unprecedented speed.
Participants will examine the potential challenges as well as opportunities that such rapid digital adoption has created and discuss what this might mean for organisations going forward.
5 June 9:00-10.00am: The impact COVID-19 has had on how we access and think about food
Led by Nick Gardner, Head of Climate Action, participants will explore the impact lockdown has had on how we think about food, how foodbanks have adapted and changed, and how communities have come together to support each other.
Food stocks have begun to recover from the early wave of panic buying, but industry and the charity sector have had to move quickly to adjust to the ways that staying at home have affected demand. Many more people need food deliveries, or someone else to shop for them. This can be particularly difficult for people without established support networks.
Charities and community organisations across the country were already working to prevent food poverty, to make food healthier, more environmentally sustainable and to reduce food waste. They’re now bringing these skills to the present crisis.
These sessions are likely to be oversubscribed, so we ask that only one person per organisation registers for each event.