Online resources, including its fundraising website, will continue to be updated by the charity sector group’s remaining staff.
Directory of Social Change (DSC) is to continue developing on-line resources for the charity sector despite announcing plans to furlough 70 per cent of its staff due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The charity sector support group announced on Friday 27 March that it is to furlough many of its staff and operate with a small number of workers during the pandemic.
But its Chief Executive Officer Debra Allcock Tyler has pledged that DSC will continue with “maintaining and updating our Funds Online database so you an still fund the funding help you need”.
The organisation’s Funds Online website details more than 8,000 funders donating a total of £8bn
In addition, it will focus on “developing on-line resources to help people who are working from home”, she added.
Among online resources already available is a policy guide on using remote working tool Microsoft Teams.
The DSC’s remaining staff will also focus on continuing to campaign for the charity sector and produce daily updates with help and advice.
Allcock Tyler said: “We essentially fund our work supporting charities through sales of our events, publications and funding website. However, because of this situation our income has almost completely dried up for the time being, although we are confident that this is a short term situation and we will bounce back later in the year.
“We understand that many of you are in the same boat and our hearts bleed for you and those you are trying to serve.
“We will still be doing our level best to provide you with information and support to help you to both survive and continue your vital work and we are working hard with sector colleagues to get more resources in to our sector.”
Last week the DSC urged charities to write to their MP outlining financial issues facing the sector during the pandemic.
In promoting the #SaveOurSector campaign the DSC has provided links to help charities search for their local MP and a downloadable template letter with pre-written text, for charities to email or post to their MP.
Charities are also urged to take a photo of the letter and promote it on social media using the hashtags #EveryDayCounts as well as #SaveOurSector.
It is estimated that the outbreak will cost the sector more than £4.3bn in lost income over 12 weeks.