Covid-19 Help and support

Resources to help at your time of need

Below you can find people and places to help during the Covid-19 outbreak. We are stronger together so please reach out to the below organisations for help, if you’re a business or an individual there are places you can turn.

Government support

The UK government is making huge efforts to help businesses and support them financially during the Covid-19 outbreak. See relevant links below on funding and latest updates on guidelines.

Web Links: Support for Businesses LATEST

Business Bank of Britain – Business Interruption loan Scheme

National Bank Updates

Banks are working closely withe the UK Government to support businesses and families. Clear understanding of the latest announcements of support is still being established, here are the individual banks updates.

Web Links:

Bank Of England

Barclays Bank

Natwest Bank


Halifax Bank

Santander Bank

Nationwide Bank

Lloyds TSB Bank

Yorkshire Building Society

Financial Help

Here are some amazing organisations that can help you free of charge if you have financial issues and need support.

Web Links:

Citizens Advice

CAP – Christians Against Poverty

Medical information

There is alot of conflicting information around health during the Covid-19 outbreak. We think it’s best you read directly from the source rather than 3rd parties. See the most accurate links and sites for help below.

Web Links:

NHS Direct

Public Health England

Health & Safety England

World Health Organization

Local Councils Updates

Your local councils are finding ways to help you and will have regular updates, stay in the loop on the below links.

Web Links:

Exeter City Council –

Mid Devon District Council –

East Devon District Council – 

Torbay Council –

Teignbridge District Council –

Devon County Council –

North Devon Council –

Educational tools

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.

Web Links:

Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out…
Activities and quizzes

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

B2B Volunteers

A non-exhaustive list of people offering B2B support and volunteering time and expertise for free.

Bluegrass IT
Practical advice on remote working, technical assistance etc. The business must be Devon based.  My email address is

Straight Marketing
I’m offering a free one-hour marketing consultancy session over Zoom. I guarantee to help one business every Friday, more if I have the time. The business must be Devon-based

Alder and Alder
11am. Friday morning. 30 minute brand consultation. For Devon-based business. Advice and insight on how to make the best use of your brand. We can cover brand strategy, brand identity and brand management.

Making Social Media Work
I can offer a free video call, advising a LOCAL business (which REALLY needs the support right now), with their social media output. Happy to do this every week, for a NEW business each time… so as many businesses as possible, get help. 07973 507297

Launch Online
A group of business experts (including me!) from across the UK are volunteering their time to help small & micro businesses with actionable advice and insights

Attention Media
Marketing and PR support, happy to offer advice on anything surrounding comms tactics and strategy for businesses

The Greatfield
We’re offering a free one-hour Brand Focus Consultation via Zoom. The offer is open to any Devon based business. This consultation is for anyone who feels they are in need of help to refocus and maybe reposition their brand. This is an objective view of things to help discover and inspire new ideas.  If you are or know someone who fits the criteria, then please get in touch or feel free to forward our details. For more information or to set up a call and discuss with me, please send an email to

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