Where can I get guidance and support?

Access expert support now from CFG’s corporate members who are on hand to help you – find out more below.


Free pensions helpline from Spence & Partners

Pensions specialists Spence & Partners have a free pensions helpline available for CFG members (log in to view) – please get in touch if you have questions on pensions impact from the crisis. They are also offering pro bono support – get in touch

Cyber threat sessions

In response to the increased Cyber threat since the Covid-19 outbreak, Grant Thornton’s Cyber team are offering a free of charge virtual one to one session to answer any of your questions and provide feedback on the increased Cyber threat landscape during this uncertain period.   

The one to one sessions are being supported by our team of cyber specialists Chris Fowler, Henry Fulbrook and Mathew Musto, all with extensive cyber security backgrounds, from helping SME’s become more cyber resilient, through to working with Government clients delivering National scale Cyber Security solutions. To book your session contact Stan.Asomaning@uk.gt.com with the dates/times you are free.

Free support from The Ethical Property Foundation

  • The National Programme for Property Education is moving online. We are offering FREE workshops on Premises Management and Negotiating Leases in May and June. These workshops will help you manage your building and will again feature a Q&A session with a Property Advisor. Register for your place here.
  • Their Free Property Advice Service is open as normal for all of your charity building questions. Get in touch today.

BDO – Find comprehensive guidance, resources and details of upcoming webinars related to charities on the BDO website to help you manage the impact of Covid-19.

Crowe UK – Understand and respond in the crisis with information in Crowe UK’s Covid-19 Hub including details of the VAT deferral period from HMRC and their Coronavirus financial reporting issues for charities

Moore Kingston Smith – get business continuity guidance with Moore Kingston Smith’s hub.

Haysmacintyre – financial, tax and accounting measures in this dedicated guidance page.

Bates Wells – practical guidance on how the Coronavirus Job Scheme works in practice. It is our view that it still does not work for the vast majority of charities and NFPs that cannot furlough staff and that even for those for whom it might work there are practical obstacles to ensuring the funds are released rapidly enough.

Wrigleys Solicitors have a comprehensive news area with relevant legal updates for Covid-19 developments, as well as funding and support updates.