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.
Guidance for schools and other educational settings about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated to provide guidance on what schools and colleges should be thinking about as they plan for more children to return from week commencing 1 June – especially around updating the child protection policy, designated safeguarding lead arrangements, protecting vulnerable children and mental health.
Changes to the Care Act 2014 to help local authorities prioritise care and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The national and global response to the spread of COVID-19 continues to develop quickly and our collective knowledge of the virus is growing by the second. Now updated the list of evidence provided to SAGE with reports from the COVID-19 Clinical Information Network (CO-CIN).
How local authorities and social care providers can tell the Department of Health and Social Care about the death of an employee or volunteer in social care.
Advice on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for stepdown in hospital or discharge to home or residential settings.
Information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education. Added information about the bank holiday and half term. Updated information on 30 hours free childcare, transport and SEND.
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary gave the 20 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governance Advice & Updates
Natwest want to help community organisations access the support, funding and digital services that are available.
The ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) looks at how charities are overcoming the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. They also examine the new sources of funding available for charities to assist their work during the pandemic and analyse the contribution the charity sector makes to the public sector.
“What can you do as accountants to help charities survive?” asks Debra Allcock Tyler, when recently interviewed by the ICAEW. “This is about vulnerable people not charities per se.” She continues: “It’s the services charities provide that matter; not the jobs, not the revenue, but the impact on citizens.”
The Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am on Friday 22nd May.
This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England.
The Fund has two key objectives:
Grants will allow organisations to meet service costs, where they are experiencing increased demand and/or short-term income disruption. Grants will also allow organisations to refocus services to address more immediate beneficiary needs in light of COVID-19.
Good morning all,
Hope you are all safe and well.
This is just a quick email to let you all know that our Community Fund will be reopening for applications on 1st June 2020.
I am also offering virtual workshops or phone call support for applicants that some of you will already be aware of and have booked with me – if you think a virtual workshop would be useful please contact me and we can get something sorted.
Stay safe all and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
With best wishes
Community Fund Officer
For more information about the Severn Trent Community Fund please go to the below link:
The Aviva Community Fund have broadened their criteria of their funding to include applications for projects that enable causes to adapt or continue their vital services by covering core running costs, so they can help their beneficiaries and communities during this time of need.
Visitor economy businesses in Derbyshire are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to rebuild their business and develop valuable digital assets in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is offering business grants to support a range of activities such as website development, new photography, the creation of virtual tours and the implementation of cashless payment systems to help businesses bounce back and drive the recovery of the sector.
The grant programme is part of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire’s European Regional Development Fund project, and has been recently updated to reflect new business needs that have emerged as a result of the current climate. Alongside digitalisation, grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are also available in the following areas:
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