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Coronavirus: useful resources + support

Collated resources and support to help you survive and thrive during this time. You’ll find support for employees, employers, freelancers and small businesses but also plenty of other topics to look after your wellbeing, lift your spirits and keep you smiling.

Meet The Match!

by Sarah Henderson

Are you furloughed and would like to volunteer your time? Or are you a small business or voluntary sector organisation looking for support? The Match might be just what you’re looking for. 

The Match connects skilled professionals who are furloughed from their jobs with small businesses and charities for strategic and practical business support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The scheme is powered by Echo, and was initiated by Echo, Loughborough University London and Hackney Wick and Fish Island Creative Enterprise Zone, and aims to support the vibrant local ecosystem of small creative businesses, self-employed creatives, charities and community groups that make this part of East London distinctive.

Since we launched The Match in mid-May, we’ve had offers of help and expertise in areas including fundraising, legal advice, videography, social media, branding, copywriting and lots more. 

If you’re currently furloughed and would like to volunteer your time, or if you’re a small business or VSO looking for support, you can sign up for free at economyofhours.com/thematch