The Ethical Property Foundation (EPF), London’s property advice charity for the voluntary sector, has announced a new series of free one-hour property webinars designed to help the capital’s voluntary and community groups adapt and cope in the Covid-19 world.
Working with local partner organisations, their extensive programme offers plenty of interactive learning, useful handouts and expert free property advice.
Topics include negotiating & managing leases in a Covid world, how to write a property plan for your charity and everyday premises management in a Covid world. This might not sound like the most thrilling stuff, but it is essential knowledge for any successful charity. And it is too often a chink in a charity’s armour.
CEO Antonia Swinson, “These are really challenging times for local community groups and property has shot up to the top of priority list since last March. How can premises be made safe in a pandemic to serve local people? What sort of buildings will be needed in the future with so much more working from home?
“There are also big financial issues with the loss of fundraising income. And yet our local community life has never been more needed or valued. EPF is here to help and with the webinars we will offer a package of free 1:1 help via phone or email for individual need.”
Funded by City Bridge Trust, the first group of webinars will be run in partnership with local intermediary bodies in Enfield, Southwark, Islington and Bromley, with more planned.