The impact of COVID-19 on Locality members is likely to be significant in terms of service delivery and business continuity. This page provides useful information for Locality Members.

Last updated: Wednesday 1 April

New page dedicated to funding for the Covid-19 outbreak

Tuesday 31 March – We have created a page dedicated to funding available for charities during the Covid-19 outbreak. You can also access it from the related links at the bottom of every COVID-19 hub page.

Visit the Covid-19 funding page

Keep up to date with our webinars

Upcoming webinars

Please check your emails for how to register.

  • Friday 3 April – Brief update from the Locality team and time for your questions

Previous webinars

If you missed any of our previous webinars about the COVID-19 outbreak, you can catch up with the recordings:

Other useful information for Locality members

Guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme

Thursday 26 March – Guidance on claiming for wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

New government website for businesses

Tuesday 24 March: has been launched to help businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open, and how to apply.

COVID-19: what we know on community organisation support from the government

Tuesday 24 March – briefing from Locality on government support and advice on Covid-19 and what it means for Locality members. We cover the lockdown; the Job Retention Scheme; business support funding; new contract guidance and more.

New resources on how to volunteer safely in response to COVID-19

Updated on various dates – Volunteering Matters resources on how to stay safe when volunteering in response to COVID-19, including templates for assessing risks of activities, and examples.

If you are closing your building due to Covid -19

This document provides guidance on what to do if you are closing you building due to Covid -19.

Anthony Collins Solicitors briefing for Locality members

Friday 20 March – COVID-19 Briefing by Anthony Collins Solicitors for Locality Member: regulatory guidance vs statutory obligations, employment law, governance and financial risk management.


We’ll be publishing more Frequently Asked Questions that we’ve received from our members and our answers to them. Please check back daily, we’re currently pulling them all together.