Covid-19 comms CSR Internal Communication

COVID-19 Resources: funding and volunteering opportunities

With the pandemic sweeping across the world, there is a humanitarian crisis looming. Each country is at a different stage of their fightback against cononavirus and resources and support for affected individuals and organizations is lacking. There is a spurt of demand for funding, volunteers, resources, ventilators, masks, food among other needs. In India, the government has also allowed for the 2% CSR funds to be directed towards COVID-19 support. Also, what can be funded isn’t as clear as they need to be. There are a few schools of thought – align with the government CSR fund, directly fund COVID-19 activities or partner with other organizations to collaboratively pitch in. Watch my video to learn more: https://youtu.be/vYFGkSM7Oe8 If you are an organization, manage a team or want to contribute as an individual, refer to the resources below. Also, if you have other resources to include, please drop me a mail at [email protected]

Global:

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/donate

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

UN Volunteers: https://www.unv.org/COVID-19

Global Giving: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/coronavirus-relief-fund/

CAF: https://www.cafonline.org/home/covid-19-fund

Disaster Philosophy: https://disasterphilanthropy.org/disaster/2019-ncov-coronavirus/

Conference Board: https://www.conference-board.org/blog/corporate-citizenship/pragmatic-corporate-giving-during-covid-19

World Economic Forum: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/coronavirus-and-corporate-social-innovation/

Webinars

http://phennd.org/update/webinar-covid-19-employee-volunteering-when-you-cant-serve-in-person-mar-19/

https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/covid-19/webinars-faq

https://www.lls.org/patient-education-webcasts/your-questions-answered-about-coronavirus-covid-19

India:

Government messages

Government of India clarification on using CSR funds for COVID-19: http://www.mca.gov.in/Ministry/pdf/Covid_23032020.pdf

Arogya Setu app: https://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/Arogya_0.pdf

CSR funds can be used: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/companies-spending-to-tackle-covid-19-to-be-considered-csr-government/article31143327.ece

How to deploy funds: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/how-should-india-inc-deploy-its-csr-funds-for-covid-relief/article31163707.ece

What constitutes as COVID-19 funds from CSR budgets: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/company/corporate-trends/corporate-affairs-ministry-to-count-funds-spent-to-tackle-covid-19-under-csr-activity/articleshow/74776066.cms?from=mdr

India donates: https://www.forbes.com/sites/anuraghunathan/2020/04/02/indian-donations-soar-as-covid-19-pandemic-widens-azim-premji-donates-134-million/#3060960d1874

Webinars

https://goodera.com/in/webinar/csr-to-fight-covid-19/

Volunteering

Call to doctors: https://niti.gov.in/call-doctors-work-volunteers-covid-19-outbreak

Call for volunteers: https://www.mygov.in/task/join-war-against-covid-19-register-volunteer/

Volunteering opportunities: https://self4society.mygov.in/

UN Volunteers India: https://v-force.in/

NGOs & Foundations

SOS Children’s Village: https://www.soschildrensvillages.in/news/sos-india-against-covid-19

Akshayapatra: https://blog.akshayapatra.org/covid19-relief-services/

India Red Cross Society: https://indianredcross.org/ircs/COVID-19

Feeding India: https://www.feedingindia.org/  & feedingindia.org/donate

i-Volunteer: https://www.ivolunteer.in/opportunity/a0C7F00000LHGyPUAX

Robin Hood Army: robinhoodarmy.com

Azim Premji Foundation: https://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/sitepages/pdf/District_Covid_19_Pandemic_Response_Plan_1.2.pdf

Diyaghar: https://www.diyaghar.org/

Youth for Seva: https://www.facebook.com/pg/YouthForSevaOfficial/posts/

Rise Against Hunger India: https://www.riseagainsthungerindia.org/

Give India: https://fundraisers.giveindia.org/

Oxfam India: https://www.oxfamindia.org/blog/covid-19-csr-appeal-oxfam-india

NASSCOM Foundation: https://nasscomfoundation.org/fight-against-covid-19/

Confederation of India Industry: https://www.cii.in/covid-19.aspx

Amnesty India listing of fundraisers: https://amnesty.org.in/support-indias-most-vulnerable-fight-covid-19-a-list-of-fundraisers-you-can-donate-to/

Whitefield Rising: http://whitefieldrising.org/blog/whitefield-rising-covid19-fundraiser/

Rotary India Humanity Foundation: https://www.rotaryindia.org/Fight_Against_Covid_19.html

Feed My Bangalore: https://pages.razorpay.com/feedmybangalore

Action Aid India: https://www.actionaidindia.org/SupportCOVID-hitFamilies/

Goonj: https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected

HelpageIndia: https://www.helpageindia.org/covid-19/

Bhumi: https://www.bhumi.ngo/covid/

Feeding India: https://www.feedingindia.org/donate

World Vision India: https://www.worldvision.in/WaysToGive/emergency-relief.aspx#scrolltop

Team Everest: www.teameverest.ngo/covid

Trinity Care Foundation: http://www.trinitycarefoundation.com/covid19/

Niti: https://niti.gov.in/healthcovid/volunteer_covid.php

NSS: https://nss.gov.in/covid-19

Code Mentor: https://www.codementor.io/covid19/developers

Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières: https://www.msfindia.in/msf-volunteer-programme/

Vidya Poshak Mentoring: www.vidyaposhak.ngo

Smile Foundation India: https://www.smilefoundationindia.org/smile-fights-covid19/

Hackathon for NGOs on COVID19

http://www.designothon.com/

Companies pitching in

Wipro: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/company/corporate-trends/premji-foundation-wipro-commit-rs-1125-crore-to-tackle-covid-19-outbreak/articleshow/74927690.cms?from=mdr

Honda: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/auto/auto-news/honda-commits-rs-11-cr-for-fight-against-covid-19/articleshow/74925686.cms?from=mdr

Piramal Group: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/company/corporate-trends/covid-19-piramal-group-commits-rs-25-cr-donation-to-pm-fund/articleshow/74912259.cms

Infosys Foundation: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/company/corporate-trends/infosys-foundation-partners-with-narayana-health-city-to-open-quarantine-facility-for-covid-19-patients/articleshow/74931128.cms

Tatas: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/heres-what-ratan-tata-said-after-announcing-rs-500-cr-donation-to-fight-covid-19/articleshow/74863039.cms

Mahindras: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/mahindra-mahindra-to-manufacture-face-shield-to-combat-covid-19/article31195246.ece

Individual Initiatives

Ketto fundraisers: https://covid19.ketto.org/

Covid Gets Verse: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158531746766807&set=a.67441496806&type=3&theater

High Commissions and Embassies in India

United States: https://in.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

United Kingdom: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/india

Australia: https://india.highcommission.gov.au/

Switzerland: https://www.eda.admin.ch/newdelhi

Germany: https://india.diplo.de/in-en

New Zealand: https://covid19.govt.nz/help-and-advice/for-travellers/imminent-or-recent-arrivals/

Singapore: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Overseas-Mission/New-Delhi/Mission-Updates/2020/03/Update-on-COVID-19-in-India

Disclaimer: Please use your discretion while enlisting or offering support of any of the NGOs listed here. Do your own due diligence before engaging. This is just to provide awareness of NGOs and charities supporting COVID-19 and not meant to be a validity of their credentials.  This list is subject to change.

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