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Cost of Living Support

See below for support for organisations with finance, energy, assets, HR, legal advice, food provision, and information on help for individuals.

The government's Community Organisation Cost of Living grant programme has now been launched, with applications open until 16 October. Find out more here.

Resources to support community organisations

Financial management and business planning
Good financial planning and risk management could help your organisation keep going. The resources below will help you assess your finances, forecasting, analysis and planning.
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Early warning guide
 
Cost of living
06
min
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Early warning guide
Our Early Warning Guide asks simple ‘traffic light’ questions about your governance, finance and business performance and suggests actions to take.
Published: 11 July 2022
Preparing your community organisation for the future: A guide to diversification
 
Cost of living
10
min
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Preparing your community organisation for the future: A guide to diversification
If you’re looking for new sources of income or responding to new needs, this guidance can help you diversify, based on lessons learnt during Covid.
Published: 09 September 2022
Read the guidance
Community Assets
Are you worried about the future of your community space? Locality has an excellent track record of helping community organisations take on the challenge of owning and managing land and buildings. If you need any support contact members@locality.org.uk
Read the guidance
Cost of living checklist for employers
These resources can help you support your staff and tackle HR issues related to the cost-of-living crisis.
Download checklist
Redundancy advice from ACAS
If you’re considering redundancy, we recommend you look at the ACAS website for details of the process you should follow, collective consultation, and employee rights, including notice periods and pay.
Find out more
CIPD
CIPD can support you with the financial well-being of your staff.
Read the guidance
How to get and keep local people involved
 
Marketing and communications
03
min
read
How to get and keep local people involved
This guide helps you get and keep local people involved in your work. It covers the why and how of local community engagement.
Published: 11 July 2022

Help for individuals

Our support is aimed at organisations, but there are many organisations providing help to individuals through the cost of living crisis and campaigning for more support from government for individuals.

Citizens Advice offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

We are working with many other charities to push for an increase in Universal Credit to stop millions of people going hungry and falling into poverty. Sign and share the petition