COVID-19 Resources

SWIDN have collated these resources relevant to those working in international development to support you and your organisation during the Covid-19 crisis. Please follow the links below for more information. This list is regularly updated, and if you have resources that you think would be useful for us to share please contact us at

General resources

UK Aid Direct have a wide range of resources with categories ranging including practical lessons, community engagement, MEL, gender, disability, children, funding and health support

Bond’s regularly updated list of guidance and resources categorised into operations, funding, HR, humanitarian response and country-specific 

NCVO resources, guidance and webinars to support and inform charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers

‘COVID 19 Charity Preparedness Group’ on Facebook has thousands of members to share advice, experiences and queries

Small Charities Coalition have lots of support on their website

Blue Ventures resources are particularly useful for those working in community conservation and country specific guidance

Devex have the latest news on Covid-19 and global development

Save the Children’s COVID-19 Program Framework and Guidance and Companion pieces 

Charity Bank resource hub for charities and social enterprises 


Read the blog on our website for a Covid-19 funding round up - a summary of funding trends and opportunities relevant to UK INGOs

London Funders signed a joint statement committing to support grantees during this time and have news and updates

Charity Excellence’s funder database (it’s free but you do need to register on their homepage)

Online working support

Cyber security guidance from Charity Digital for charities moving to online working 

Coronavirus tech handbook - a crowdsourced library of tools relating to the coronavirus response

Online training/support sessions to help charities

Community support and volunteering opportunities

The We Are Bristol hotline is a freephone number from Bristol City Council for isolated and worried residents. Call 0800 694 0184 for advice and support regarding food, medication, and more. Lines are open from 8:30am - 5pm, Monday-Friday.

Can Do Bristol has a list of volunteering opportunities related to Covid-19  

Mutual Aid UK - find your local group to support your community 

Volunteer at your local food bank with Trussell Trust 

Become an NHS volunteer responder

Volunteer with FareShare


Bond's list of webinars on a range of subjects including Covid-19

Scotland's International Development Alliance round up of online sessions and learning about the impacts of Covid-19


World Food Programme -  Guidance for cash-based transfers in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak

World Health Organisation - Disability considerations during the Covid-19 outbreak

Covid-19: How to include marginalised and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement