Please be aware that during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic all Voluntary Norfolk and Momentum staff are working from home. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and through our News Posts for further information and regular updates. If you wish to contact a member of our Team, please go to Our Team pages for staff email addresses and in some cases their work mobile numbers. Thank you.
Momentum’s training courses that were scheduled to run in April and early May have all been postponed and all delegates have been contacted. Youth Work Network meetings and Best Practice events have also been postponed for the foreseeable future. Support to youth groups is currently being provided via telephone and email. UK Youth are also providing guidance to organisations and groups. The Voluntary Sector Forum (Children, Young People and Families) is also circulating information to help support colleagues across Norfolk during this challenging time. All users of the Momentum DBS paper based service have been written to and are encouraged to use the online DBS service through CBR Business Solutions.
Voluntary Sector leaders and partners met today and agreed a set of actions to support local organisations and communities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Community Action Norfolk, Norfolk Community Foundation, Voluntary Norfolk and Momentum are coordinating a response. This will include a centralised point to register volunteers and manage support requests, whilst working closely with existing organisations to make sure they have the tools they need to respond.
We will also be launching a funding call, asking for public donations, to try to ensure our local organisations can keep going over this difficult time. We are currently working to put these systems in place and will be sending out details over the next few days.
It is fantastic to see the level of community response but it is important to remember this will be a long-term effort.
We know many of you want to get started now but we ask you to please be patient. In the meantime here is a link to some general information but most importantly please stay safe and well
If you are a member of the public needing assistance during Covid 19, please call Norfolk County Council’s Customer Contact Centre: 0344 800 8020 or visit the Support for Vulnerable People page of their website. Please note Momentum is unable to respond to individual requests for help.
If you would like to Volunteer to help – please register via our Volunteer Recruitment portal.
If you are a charity or local group and need additional support, please contact Community Action Norfolk.
If you would like to make a donation or application to the Covid-19 Community Response Fund please visit the website of Norfolk Community Foundation.