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..
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.
How you can see people that you do not live with while protecting yourself and others from coronavirus (COVID-19).
Guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19. Updated flowcharts with additional guidance on clinical symptoms.
To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, DfT provides statistics on transport use by mode, published every Wednesday. Added latest data, now including statistics on cycling usage in England. This table now includes statistics going back to 1 March 2020.
Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. The YouTube video on how to calculate a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been updated.
Read answers to the questions that best capture the most common topics people asked about.
Guidance for health and social care staff who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity. Added a new section to the attachment ‘The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: additional guidance’. The new section is called ‘The right to appeal if someone is subject to emergency health powers and lacks the relevant mental capacity’.
A summary of attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April.
This page holds a tracker list of open, staffed and suspended courts during the coronavirus outbreak. It will be regularly updated. Tracker list updated to include which Crown Courts have been assessed as currently suitable to hold jury trials.
The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives. Updated to reflect latest announcements.
Frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak.
Governance Advice & Updates
New analysis published by Pro Bono Economics and covered today in The Guardian warns that charities could be facing a shortfall of up to £10bn as demand increases and income falls due to the coronavirus pandemic.
To help you with the new challenges you’re facing right now, the DSC have adapted and developed some of their most popular courses into a selection of 1 hour online sessions and full day courses online, so you can keep training, developing and learning whilst working from home. They're all taking place in the coming weeks and prices start from just £20 for the 1 hour sessions and £199 for the full day courses. These courses include:
The world of sustainable funding for community projects can be difficult to navigate and now more than ever with more competition for fewer opportunities, constant change in the political and economic climate and everything suddenly gone digital.
That’s why Corinna Hartwig dusted off her Funding Doctor coat to collaborate with Semble for a webinar about sustainable funding for community projects during Covid-19 and beyond.
Watch the webinar recording to learn your outputs from your outcomes and your crowdfunding from your community shares and much much more!
The BBC Children in Need’s COVID-19 Next Steps Grant programme opened for applications yesterday, Wednesday 10 June. Next Steps grants deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £80,000 of flexible funding for projects starting in September 2020 and lasting for up to 18 months. Applicants must be available to discuss and review their proposal with a BBC Children in Need assessor between 13 and 31 July.
Rosa, which is a grantmaking charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations to help to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women has announced that is making small grants of up to £10,000 available to specialist women’s organisations across the UK through its Covid-19 Response Fund. The purpose of this first stage response fund is to provide quick and straightforward grants with very basic eligibility criteria. Rosa particularly welcomes proposals from women’s organisations that:
The fund provides small grants with business development advice to current Bright Ideas grantees. Community businesses accepted on to the scheme will receive up to five days of business development support from a community business advisor and a grant of up to £5,000 unrestricted funds to support any changes that will help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their business or community.
Sport England is looking to support innovative solutions that respond to current challenges and support those most affected so they can be active at this time.
They are looking for solutions from individuals and organisations specifically developed to support women, people on low incomes, people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, disabled people or people living with long-term health conditions. Support from Sport England could include:
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