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Support and Resources During COVID-19

This page is a place to collate everything going on to assist us all to get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you’ll find work going on by Social Value UK and Social Value International, as well as resources from within our network and other resources we think you may find useful.

If there is anything you’d like to add, please e-mail david.thomas@socialvalueuk.org.

Social Value UK Support

Social Value UK is hosting weekly Ideas Exchanges, these are online discussions taking place on Zoom on Fridays. These are entirely free for members and non-members. Find out what’s coming up and register here.

Social Value UK is offering a range of distance learning options:

OPTION 1) Online Accredited Practitioner Training costing £500 + VAT

We will be delivering our most popular training course; Social Value and SROI Accredited Practitioner training online. Over a 4 week period, this course will cover all of the same content as the 2 day course, delivered through 1 hr sessions of online delivery and group webinar sessions.  This is more contact time than takes place on the physical 2 day course and will include some 1-2-1 mentoring.

The next online course will begin on 6th June and will be running for 3 weeks.

This Course and Accreditation

Anyone wishing to become an SROI Accredited Practitioner will need to have attended all of this course. Training does not include or guarantee accreditation, but is a necessary step towards becoming an accredited practitioner. Find out more about Social Value & SROI Accreditation (additional costs apply).

Please register your interest here

OPTION 2) Social Value International Practitioner Package and Level 1: Associate Practitioner 

The Practitioner Package is a dedicated online learning platform that will guide you, step-by-step, through an SROI or Social Impact Report. This package is designed to offer practical support for anyone developing their social impact practice.  

It contains a library of resources including templates for data collection and reporting and a series of introductory training videos that help practitioners to prepare for the online exam to become an Associate Practitioner with SVI.  

The Associate Practitioner application usually costs £300, but for a limited time, we will be offering the Practitioner Package AND Level 1 application together for £300. Find out more about the Practitioner Package here, and about the Practitioner Pathway here

OPTION 3) Remote Mentoring costing £2250 + VAT, with discounts available for members

The SROI mentoring programme is designed for individual practitioners who have completed the Practitioner Training and are undertaking an SROI. During three days of support, you will be taken through the SROI process, from scoping to reporting in five mentoring steps. These costs include 21 hours of remote contact (email, phone, Skype etc.) with a mentor.

Find out more here.

Social Value International Support

Social Value International is launching the Social Value Always Matters video interview series on our YouTube Channel. You can subscribe here.

Check out the current episodes here:

Social Value International will be hosting a webinar series called Principle by Principle, which will weekly go through the application of the Social Value Principles.

Other resources

ANDE have shared a large list of resources on their website also, please see their complete list here.

Coronavirus benefits, sick pay and lost hours: your rights in the UK

COVID Symptoms Tracker

Taking care of yourself during the Coronavirus crisis

Sticking Together While Staying Apart

How B Corps Choose to B: Supporting Employees Through Tough Times

Social enterprises and COVID-19: Grants, loans and other funding

Philanthropic Opportunities to Systemically Mitigate Pandemic Impact

Alliance Magazine Coronavirus coverage

Tech Against Coronavirus

Stonesoup Webinar on Resources to Use

Reinvent Business – The Condition of the Pandemic

Investors for Impact – COVID 19 Response

Iseal Alliance Webinars

Coronavirus, the UK economy and society, faster indicators: 2 April 2020

Resources to help your nonprofit navigate uncertainty

100+ Charity Emergency Funders

NPC Philanthropy guidance

NCVO guidance including a whole section on financial support.

Coop guidance on business support

Useful funding & free training resources

Some MKS guidance on how charities can access grant funds quickly and successfully in the current climate

Charity Bank: list of emergency funds for charities and social enterprises during this COVID-19 crisis

UK Fundraising: a list that is split by geography for financial support

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Charity Evaluation Working Group (ChEW) tips on communicating with funders

Covid 19 Funders pledge

How can funders help local charities through the COVID-19 outbreak?

Prince’s Trust just announced new £5m pot for entrepreneurs under30’s

Free COVID-19 Social Impact Assessment

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