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 & North East Derbyshire 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.
New figures on the UK-wide government support schemes for individuals and businesses have been published yesterday, Tuesday 19 May 2020.
A summary of how many children and teachers attended education and childcare settings since Monday 23 March.
How to protect care home residents and staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Updated the guidance to add a loss of, or change in, normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) as a symptom of coronavirus. The changes are in Section 2, Annex A and Annex B.
The different types of tests and testing kits for COVID-19, and the specifications for manufacturers.
Guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Sets out the support package to keep care homes safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Now with attached template for local authorities to return by 29 May as part of local care home support planning.
Innovative businesses and start-ups are set to benefit from a £40 million government investment to drive forward new technological advances.
Local authorities have received and distributed funding to support small and medium businesses in England during coronavirus. Chesterfield Borough Council’s allocation was £27,698,000 of which £22,410,000 has been granted to 1,929 businesses as of 17th May. North East Derbyshire District Council’s allocation was £19,690,000 of which £17,970,000 has been granted to 1,608 businesses as of 17th May.
Governance Advice & Updates
Zurich/NCVO - Assessing health & safety risks in uncertain times
20th May - 10:00am
NCVO - Financial Management During Covid-19
27th May - 10:00am
Good Finance - Navigating loan finance during COVID-19
27th May - 2:00pm
HMRC - Coronavirus COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme
Multiple dates available
HMRC - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – How to make a claim
Multiple dates available
DSC: DIY in Difficult Times – Staying confident and assertive at work
28th May - 2:00pm - £20
Explore the challenges that are being faced on a daily basis during this crisis by charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK and how they can help and support them and each other.
Some of you will have noticed Chancellor Rishi Sunak waxing lyrical about the ‘gentleness of charities’ when he launched his £750m support package in early April.
As the distribution of this urgently needed funding drags into its seventh week, charity folk across the country will be feeling anything but gentle at the government’s dithering.
Andrew Purkis points out in his latest blog piece, charities are a diverse bunch. Some are indeed gentle – or purveyors of ‘gentleness’. Others not so much – and rightly so – which is just one reason why it’s so hard to say anything sensible about charities in general.
Independent Age provides advice and support for older age people. The trustees have released £2 million of funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the current pandemic. There will be four rounds of funding, in each of which £500,000 will be made available for grants of up to £15,000 per application. Applications for the first round opened yesterday, Monday 18 May.
The Small Charities Challenge Fund makes project grants of up to £50,000 to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations that are seeking to address the Global Goals (officially known as Sustainable Development Goals) to create a better world by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change.
Innovate UK (IUK) is aiming to sustain existing and continuing innovation in the UK’s research and development (R&D) intensive companies through the current coronavirus (COVID-19) challenges,
and the resulting longer-term economic impact.
Continuity grants - Deadline: Friday 29th May 2020
Up to £90 million is available in continuity grants, paid upfront, to SMEs that are existing IUK award holders at risk of abandoning their project due to a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds directly related to COVID-19. These grants are for organisations that expect to have a funding gap (between £25,000 and £250,000) in the remaining period of their project because they are facing loss or damages, such as reduced access to capital, cancelled orders or
increases to costs, and are therefore seeing cash flow disrupted as a result of COVID-19.
Up to £210 million is available in continuity loans to SMEs that have a challenge in continuing a live project for which they have an award from IUK. This loan may be suitable for those needing funding of between £250,000 and £1.6 million.
Individuals, academic institutions and research organisations are not eligible. Only single businesses can receive the grant or loan, so each participant in a consortium funded through collaborative R&D must apply separately.
Continuity loans will be open for applications until all the money is allocated or 31st December, 2020 - whichever is earlier.
A funding pot of £9.56 million is available for football clubs and organisations to prepare their pitches for when football training and games can resume after the coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and for any work that has been completed since the FA suspended football on 16th March, 2020.
The following are eligible for funding:
The grants can be used for covering the costs of aeration, chain harrowing, consumable materials, fertilising, flail mowing, grass cutting, line marking, over seeding, turfing, weed killing, vertical decompaction. For 3G pitches the funding can also be used for deep cleaning, FA pitch testing and maintenance.
The Volunteer Centre give their sincere and heartfelt thanks and appreciation to THE LABOUR GROUP of the council. Their £1,000 donation will make an incredible difference to their projects, volunteers and clients.
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