Coronavirus / COVID - 19 update for the VCSE Organisations 15th June 2020

Halton and St Helens VCA

If you need a contact for our volunteering portal and volunteering during the Covid-19 response across both Boroughs it’s Claire Redford-Kerr

If you need a contact for the Covid-19 response in St Helens it’s Annie Lawrenson

If you need a contact for the Covid-19 response in Halton it’s Matthew Roberts

You can also contact Sally Yeoman our Chief Officer for issues in both Boroughs. She will also be picking up LCR work with VS6 colleagues

For comms/website and information queries contact  or

Our phones will be temporarily redirected and you will be able to contact us by using our usual numbers 01744 457100 / 01928 592405

To access all resources relating to volunteering, involving volunteers, funding or local/national news click on our homepage

Below is the latest news / updates for VCSE organisations in Halton and St Helens 


Small Charities Week 2020 - 15th to 20th June 

Small Charity Week is focused on celebrating and raising awareness of the essential work of small charities and the contribution they make to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and around the world. This year's Small Charity Week runs from 15 - 20 June 2020.

Day 1            I Love Small Charities

Small charities are amazing! About 97% of all charities are small. We know they matter and we want everyone to know how much they matter too! Using the hashtag #smallcharitiesweek #welovesmallcharities tell us about your favourite local small charity and why you love them.


VS6’s VCFSE Sector Assembly on Mental Health

The VS6 partnership would like to invite you to attend VS6’s VCFSE Sector Assembly on Mental Health. This event will give you the opportunity to share your views on the issues facing mental health service users and support organisations at this time, and help shape a Liverpool City Region wide response to these issues.

The event is scheduled to take place via Zoom on Wednesday 1st July from 1pm to 3pm. Please note, it’s necessary to register for this event in advance and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Click here to RSVP

An agenda and link for the Zoom call will be circulated to those who’ve registered in advance of the event.

Final Infographics of Impact For Halton & St Helens

We have been asking that if you are delivering services and interventions in direct response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic then we would welcome you to share your data on a weekly basis so we can bring it all together to demonstrate the work of the sector to our local partners and decision makers click here 

As we move to a new phase in the COVID-19 crisis we will no long be collecting data but have produced a final infographic consisting of all data for each borough during April to June click here  

We would like to thank everyone who took part


HMRC - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – new guidance published

Click here for the latest update 


Coronavirus Funding update from Halton Borough Council 8th June 2020

Click here for the Latest coronavirus funding bulletin from the External Funding Team at Halton Borough Council dated dated 8th June 2020.  Email to sign up to recieve bulletin updates directly to your inbox.  The External Funding Team is available to offer free bid-writing support to any Halton organisation that wishes to bid for emergency funding. Please contact them at


If you have volunteering requirements please register them here 

and also encourage people wanting to help out to do that safely by registering here 


Service Status Updates From Our Member Organisations

We have been sent a number of service status updates from our member organisations to let us know their current working practices during Covid-19.  The link to Halton Organisations is here and the link to St Helens organisations is here. If you have a service update that you would like to tell us about, please email and we will add your organisations details to our lists.


If you'd like to sign up for your own copy of the daily update, please follow the link below and sign up for our ebulletin: If you have missed any pervious editiions you can catch up here

Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF



Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.