Manchester Cares

Networks and Peer Support

Manchester Cares

This is a collection of material that grantholders may find useful in responding to the current crisis. As far as possible these are sourced from reputable, recognised VCS organisations, but inclusion on this list does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Resources for Charities

Free/Pro Bono Support

Adapting Your Services/Going Digital

Alcohol/Substance Use

Benefits, Debt and Money

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) People


Children and Young People


  • CharityComms and Media Trust: Impact of Covid-19 on Charity Communications. Results of a survey of the sector about the main communications challenges charities are facing at this time.
  • CharityComms: Charity communicator coronavirus resources. Links to tips and resources for coping with coronavirus and changing ways of working.
  • Third Sector PR & Comms Facebook group. Group for people working in Comms, PR or Marketing in the Third Sector with a dedicated thread to post about support needs around Coronavirus.
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR): #CIPRLearn webinars a new weekly series aimed at advising public relations professionals on managing their work during the Covid-19 outbreak

Community Centres and Village Halls

Community Transport

Criminal Justice

Data Protection and GDPR

Disabled People

Domestic Abuse


  • Sustainable Food Places: Are regularly sharing newseletters and breifings about food distribution during the Covid-19 crisis. They are also running a weekly online forum for food poverty alliance and food partnership coordinators. Find out more here.






Information, Advice and Support

Loneliness and Social Isolation

  • Campaign to End Loneliness: Coronavirus and social isolation Ideas for how we can all combat social isolation and look out for each other during the spread of the virus.

Marginalised Groups

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Multiple Disadvantage

Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants

Research and Evaluation


Working in Your Local Community

We’re making sense of what we’re seeing and hearing from our grantholders at pace, so there’ll be things we’ve missed, haven’t noticed yet or, perhaps, misinterpreted.

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This page was last updated: 21 July 2020