The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Links Board of Directors has made the decision to temporarily close the office until further notice in order to minimise any potential risk to our staff and VCS group representatives in support of the official attempt to slow down the pandemic. If there are any changes, we will keep you informed.
Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07889 726846..
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We know about the community groups that operate and the good work that you all do. Sadly, we understand that many of you have had to close down due to the Coronavirus crisis.
We are now mapping the help that is available in your residential area.
Guidance for safer travel and safer transport operations during the next phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.
A summary of how many children and teachers attended education and childcare settings since Monday 23 March.
This guidance provides the owners and operators of public spaces with information and examples of measures that may be undertaken to adapt and manage public spaces in order to help social distancing.
The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced yesterday.
The government has announced the expansion of the expert team leading on the rapid nationwide roll-out of the coronavirus (COVID-19) test and trace programme.
The Government’s roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis. They have now added a large print version of the roadmap.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 12 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Details on a range of outdoor activities which will be allowed in England from 13 May 2020 subject to social distancing rules.
Governance Advice & Updates
Thursday 14 May 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm
Managing others can be stressful and challenging at the best of times. While most of us work from home these challenges become more acute. This workshop looks at good practice in support and supervision, outlining how we can make the necessary adjustments to accommodate our current situation. They will cover:
This workshop takes place from 11.30-12.30, tomorrow (Thursday 14 May) and costs £20.
A survey of almost 400 charities finds that 23 per cent of them do not have the facility to receive any kind of digital donation. Please note you have to register to read the article, it is free.
Acevo, in partnership with the Centre for Mental Health, has published the first results of a monthly tracker survey on key financial indicators for charities. The first one found that 7 out of 10 charities reported donations and new business falling in the past month, with nearly 6 out 10 saying cash flow had worsened. Please note you have to register to read the article, it is free.
The Institute of Fundraising on the impact of Coronavirus on the charity sector.
This one builds on a survey done at the onset of lockdown, with questions on financial impact and forecasts for the year ahead. As with other data being collected, it feeds into the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign.
Thursday 21st May 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
Many charities have been seeking to sell properties in recent months to take advantage of what has been a buoyant market, as they seek to release funds to invest in their charitable mission or to meet ever increasing core costs. The outlook is now much less certain, and trustees are faced with some complex strategic decisions as to whether or not to proceed with or renegotiate planned transactions. However for those with money to invest now may be a unique opportunity to acquire properties on favourable terms.
In this webinar speakers from Russell Cooke and Gerald Eve will consider the key legal and valuation property issues facing charities looking to buy and sell land and buildings, including:
Front-line food charities are now eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to help them continue to provide food to vulnerable people during the Coronavirus crisis as part of Defra’s new Food Charities Grant Fund. The fund is operating on a first come first served basis with Defra assessing applications in the order that they come in.
Charities are eligible for the grant if they are unable to meet the increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals and supporting charities and have the capacity to distribute all the food purchased with this grant by 9 August 2020. The grant can be used to purchase food for people who are unable to afford food or have moved into contemporary accommodation due to Covid-19, such as domestic abuse victims, those recently released from prison, or newly homeless people. The fund cannot be used to provide food for the extremely clinically vulnerable, as they are being supported by the government.
To apply, charities have to have registered with the eSourcing portal and apply through that.
Congratulations to Deaf-initely Women who have secured £32,088 from the Arts Council for six months for COVID-19 work with deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing women.
Congratulations to Relate Chesterfield & North Derbyshire for being awarded two new grants from the National Lottery Community Fund and Connect Bolsover Small Grants Scheme. They can now offer anyone aged 70+ or with underlying health conditions living in our area free counselling via telephone or webcam without any waiting list. For more information about Relate’s services please go to their website - https://relatechesterfield.org.uk/
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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