Covid-19 and Tier Restrictions

We strongly encourage all of our members to read the full guidance on the government’s website:

Each VCFSE organisation must consider if it’s appropriate for them to deliver face-to-face services. Those who do must remember to follow social distancing guidelines. 

If you have PPE requirements, please contact us.


From 25th March Halton and St Helens VCA will be managing their work as follows:

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


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




Halton and St Helens VCA Learning Curve Issue 1 


Halton and St Helens VCA are pleased to share with you our first issue of Learning Curve.  Learning Curve will give you details of the learning and training opportunities being provided by us, with support from the National Lottery Community Fund, helping to support staff, volunteers and trustees as we operate during these difficult and unprecedented times. 

You can read it using the link below


Trustee Vacancies at Halton and St Helens VCA

If you're passionate about supporting #Halton & #StHelens #VCSE sector, have strategic vision, the ability to think creatively, good judgement and a willingness to speak your mind, we're looking for at least three new trustees to join our Board. We are particularly keen to hear from our members and/or anyone with a financial background.  For more information about the trustee role click here



As we move into the next phase of the Covid 19 crisis we will be updating groups with helpful guidance to help you manage the transitions. 

Given the update from the Prime Minister and the expectation about further guidance about how we transition back from the current arrangements for lockdown, we have produced a handy sheet for groups to use to start to plan what they might do next. If your organisation needs help or support with your plans please continue to let us know, click here to access the handy sheet for groups.  Click here for the new Government Guidance on Staying Alert and Safe (Social distancing) and Click here to visit our webpage on recovery and resilience for useful guidance 

Click here to find general information that will help your organisation through the Covid-19 Crisis

Click here to find all Coronavirus / COVID - 19 updates for the VCSE Organisations from Halton & St Helens VCA

We will be returning to our fortnightly ebulletins from 8th July if you would like to sign up to receive a copy click here

Click here for information relating to engaging volunteers or becoming a volunteer in Halton or St Helens

Click here to find out about emerging funding opportunities to support organisations in the current crisis

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

National Emergencies Trust (NET)

Coronavirus Community Support Fund

Christmas Challenge 2020

Government funding to tackle loneliness 

Sport England 

Youth Endowment Fund COVID-19 Grant Round


The National Lottery Community Fund

Wargrave Big Local 

Grants Online

COVID19 Funder List - a comprehensive list of resources 

LCR Cares COVID-19 Community Support Fund  (Click here for video on how to apply

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire Emergency Fund 

Steve Morgan Foundation 

Tesco Bags of Help


COVID-19 Emergency Funding & Resource Hub for Charities & Social ​


If you live in Halton and St Helens and need some support please click on the links below for more information

Click here to see the Service Status for the following Halton Groups (updated regularly)

  • Power in Partnership (PIP)
  • Guide Dogs
  • Sahir House
  • Vision Support
  • RASASC  
  • Halton Libraries
  • Halton Dementia Care Advisor Service
  • Hope Cafe
  • British Red Cross (updated 27 October)
  • Stroke Association
  • NIghtstop Communities Northwest
  • Halton Disability Partnership (updated 22nd July 2020)
  • Wellbeing Enterprises CIC
  • Widnes and Runcorn Cancer Support Group
  • Halton Carers Centre
  • Halton Womens Centre
  • Halton Table Tennis
  • Citizens Advice Halton
  • Age UK Mid Mersey
  • Healthwatch Halton


Click here to see the Service Status for the following St Helens Groups (updated regularly)

  • UC Crew
  • St Helens and District Diabetes Group
  • Guide Dogs
  • Mamafit and Mums SOCIAL
  • Footsteps St Helens
  • Sahir House
  • Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation
  • Wellbeing Enterprises CIC
  • St Helens Mind
  • Citizens Advice St Helens
  • Clear Futures Communities
  • Age UK Mid Mersey
  • Healthwatch St Helens


Click here to find out how Halton Borough Council can support you during COVID-19


Click here to find out how St Helens Council can support you during COVID-19 










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.