Coronavirus economic update for non-government schools and the NFP sector
Wednesday 1 April, 10.00am VERY SOON
Presented by Our CommunityLaw
In this special edition webcast for non-government schools and the not-for-profit sector, CommBank's economists will share their views on the economy, policy and markets impacted by the Covid-19. The discussion will be followed by Q&A. Register to watch live or receive a recording
Contract issues for community organisations
Friday 3 April, 10.30am
Presented by Justice Connect Not-for-Profit Law
This free webinar will help your organisation understand key concepts of contract law, with a focus on COVID-19. You'll learn tools to navigate common contractual issues – whether you’re cancelling an event, renegotiating with a funder, putting a project on hold, or changing how you purchase or deliver goods and services. Register to watch live or receive a recording
Early childhood education and care providers and services
On 26 March the Department of Education, Skills and Employment held an Information Session for early childhood education and care providers and services during COVID-19.
Watch the recording online (includes captions)
INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Translated Coronavirus resources
Claiming Centrelink during COVID-19
Navigating Centrelink can be confusing at the best of times. Economic Justice Australia has produced a fact sheet with specific information on how to claim a Centrelink payment during COVID-19. See it here.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your rights
Consumer Affairs Victoria has established a COVID-19 page providing information about a range of areas regulated by CAV including: housing, evictions, products and services, event cancellations and refunds - and more.
'Easy read' resources
The Council for Intellectual Disability has produced three easy read documents to assist people with intellectual disability during COVID-19:
Health Translations is an online library which enables health practitioners and those working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to easily find free translated health information. Access the database of translated coronavirus information.
Expression Australia is providing regular Auslan only video updates accompanied by a English text summary.
ACNC grants charity reporting extensions to assists groups affected by COVID-19
To reduce the administrative burden on charities in this uncertain time, the Commissioner has approved blanket extensions to charities whose 2019 Annual Information Statement (AIS) is due between 12 March and 30 August 2020. These charities will now need to submit their AIS by 31 August 2020. This advice will be monitored as the COVID-19 crisis progresses.
Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact
Third Sector provides a useful summary of the numbers, measures in place and economic support announced, as of 31 March. Read online.
COVID-19 business grants
City of Melbourne is offering $5 million in grants for small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organisations to invest in online and e-commerce capabilities, take part in training and professional development, and undertake capital works.
Learn more and apply
Cash flow assistance for NFPs
The Australian Government is providing up to $100,000 to eligible businesses and NFPs that employ people to assist with cash flow. Employers will receive a payment equal to 100 per cent of their salary and wages withheld, with a minimum payment of $10,000 and maximum of $50,000. Learn more here.
Grants for artists and arts organisations affected by COVID-19
City of Melbourne is offering 500 grants worth up to $4000 for individual artists or small organisations. Learn more and apply.
National funding platform established
Philanthropy Australia have partnered with the Australian Communities Foundation to provide a free online COVID-19 granting platform for Australia. This online platform will allow charities to register their funding needs and enable philanthropic funders to understand the granting opportunities available to respond to the critical needs of the sector during COVID-19.