Coronavirus – reassurance for those we fund
We want to reassure organisations we fund that we will continue to support you through this uncertain time, and that our funding is flexible and intended to help you deal with challenges.
As part of this reassurance, the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts have signed the joint statement of support that is being co-ordinated by London Funders here.
We understand that it might be difficult for you to meet the outcomes of your grant when staff and volunteers will not be available, events or meetings may need to be cancelled, and services need to be provided in different ways. We’re interested to hear about this as part of your regular reporting, but you don’t have to take the time to tell us about it now unless a chat would be helpful.
Please let us know by phone or email if we could help by moving payment or reporting dates, flexing timeframes for delivery of outcomes, adapting activities, or anything else.
We are lucky to be able to work from home at SFCT so, despite the closure of our office, we should be able to get back to you as normal. However, please bear with us if there are slight delays; we will get back to you as fast as we possibly can.
Useful information and resources for charities
FAQs answered by the Charity Commission:
Filing annual returns – request extension
Trustee meetings during social distancing
Tax-related guidance for charities