There’s a lot you can do to help during the coronavirus pandemic.
However you decide to help, follow the government’s guidance on how to help safely.
The government has issued advice to help community groups understand how to safely and effectively involve volunteers during the pandemic.
You can use and share the county council’s campaign materials to help encourage people to do the simple things to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The materials include resources for social media, posters in other languages, and more.
Apply for funding from the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund
Funding is available for community organisations who support isolated older and vulnerable people.
The Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund was set up to help deal with emerging issues that affect people aged 60 and over or with high risk, pre-existing medical conditions.
You can apply for up to £5,000 for your organisation. Larger grants might be available if you are working in partnership with other organisations.
Volunteer to help your local ward group
If you want to volunteer to help, contact your local ward group.
You’ll be asked to do things like deliver food parcels to neighbours – nothing that will endanger your health. You can volunteer as much or as little time as you want.
Help Cambridge Foodbank tackle food poverty
Foodbanks rely on donations from the local community. If you or your business can help, please do.
Donate to the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund
The Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund provides funding for community organisations who support isolated older and vulnerable people. All donations to the fund are welcome.
Help the British Red Cross Community Reserve Volunteer scheme
The British Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help it support the country’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
You don’t need any specialist skills, and quick training will be provided when you arrive to help. You must be 18 or older to volunteer.
Giving blood is considered essential travel because it helps meet the needs of vulnerable people and saves lives. Visit the Give Blood website to find out who can give blood and where to donate blood.
- See also Give Blood: Coronavirus updates