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: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07889 726846..
Help Needed in Chesterfield Survey
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.
The Housing Secretary on the government’s response to COVID-19 and the plan to safely restart, reopen and renew the housing market.
Information for schools, students and parents on how GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020.
Statutory guidance for local authorities in England on Schedule 28 to the Coronavirus Act, which provides powers to support local and national death management.
List of critical workers (key workers) who can send their children to school or other educational settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This has been updated to reflect that children of critical workers are encouraged to attend school, and to reflect plans for wider opening of schools from 1 June, at the earliest. Updated information defining vulnerable children, in line with existing guidance, for the purpose of continued education.
A Charter, co-produced by the government and the Home Building Federation, committing signatories to safe working whilst COVID-19 remains prevalent.
A planning guide for primary school leaders to help prepare them to open their schools for more pupils during the coronavirus outbreak.
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.
Preventing and controlling infection, including the use of PPE, in education, childcare and children’s social care settings during the coronavirus outbreak.
Guidance for further education (FE) providers on maintaining education and skills training, changes to funding arrangements, data collections and assessment. Other updates include vulnerable young people, safeguarding and mental health support.
Governance Advice & Updates
The Directory of Social Change’s recent survey asked charities whether they had accessed various sources of financial support during the COVID19 pandemic. It has shown that most of them are having to stop supporting their beneficiaries, communities and causes in order to survive.
The key findings are presented on the link below.
Thursday 21 May 2020 - 10:30am-12:00pm
This 90-minute interactive Zoom workshop is suitable for anyone who works in the charity, social enterprise or voluntary sector that needs to demonstrate the value and outcome of their work. It is particularly valuable for chief executives, trustees, project managers and operational members of staff.
This webinar is hosted by the Directory of Social Change and will cover:
Chairs of GMCVO, the GM VCSE Leadership Group, the GM BAME Network and GM BAME SE Network and the GM Social Enterprise Network have written to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, asking for more support for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.
Malcolm John recently joined the Association of Chairs’ board of trustees. He is also Chair of the Young Harrow Foundation and is leading a campaign to increase the racial diversity of trustee boards. He writes about the benefits, goals and barriers around diversity.
ACAS have put together a new digital training session designed to address the key issues that employers are facing in navigating from lock down through to transition and beyond.
These sessions will be delivered by Zoom, with small delegate numbers to allow the opportunity to ask questions of their knowledgeable trainers and to also allow for delegates to share their own experiences and explore the key issues they may be facing.
28th May - 10am till 12pm
2nd June - 10am till 12pm
11th June - 10am till 12pm
Please find information on the CRT website regarding the revised criteria for capital funding.
Organisations can now apply for capital costs up to 50% of the CRT request to enable the organisation to make adaptations to premises to ensure the health & safety of the public is catered for or if you require equipment for direct delivery purposes or to support your wider project as listed in the guidance notes.
BBC Children in Need are temporarily pausing their current grant programmes to launch two new Covid-19 Response Grants to enable organisations to continue to support disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under. The funding will be open to current grantees and new applicants to help them to respond and adapt to the impact of the coronavirus. From the 18th May 2020 current grant-holders will be able to apply for funding of up to £5,000 over a six-month period through the Covid-19 2020 Booster Grants Programme. From the 8th June registered not-for-profit organisations will be able to apply to the Covid-19 Large Grants programme for funding of up to £80,000 over an 18-month period. Details on both funds will be made available shortly.
The Rank Foundation remains operational during the COVID-19 pandemic and has made the following funds available to members of its existing network of current and past grant recipients: a) an Emergency Fund for immediate grants of up to £750 to purchase equipment, technology or memberships; b) A Resilience Fund for grants to cover cashflow, fundraising and loss of income challenges relating to the current COVID-19 related climate.
The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is inviting emergency applications from charities which the Trust has previously supported. To benefit from emergency funding, your organisation must have less than three months’ projected expenditure in cash funds available. See here for further details of eligibility and how to apply.
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