The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited

 

 
 

Date:  24/06/2020

                             Issue: 59

 

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.

Please note that the staff will be working from home and can be contacted on the details below during our usual office hours 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Our email address info@linkscvs.org.uk will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: sandra.pink@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07889 726846..
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: jon.wynn@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email: martin.conlan@linkscvs.org.uk
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: sushri@btinternet.com Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email: james.lee@linkscvs.org.uk


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. 

However, there are still people needing help, mainly for shopping, collecting prescriptions, someone to talk to; and they could be your neighbours. 

Are you doing this in your local area or do you know of any people who have got together and are offering neighbourly support to people in need?

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that you can be added to the list of help in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire.

Link to survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NRRNR9G


Chesterfield COVID-19 support directory

Comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources
  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information
  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision
  • personal and business financial support and guidance
  • resources for children and parents

The directory can be accessed here - http://ow.ly/Nqir50zjdrz

Please use the contact link at the top of the page to suggest corrections or contributions to the information in the directory, making sure you select ‘other.’


Below you can find a range of sources for advice and guidance on the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak for individuals and organisations.  These websites are updated regularly so to ensure you have most updated guidelines please check them frequently. Please forward this on to anyone you think may find this helpful.

Included in this bulletin:

Government Updates

PM announces easing of lockdown restrictions: 23 June 2020

Deaths involving COVID-19, England and Wales: May 2020

HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

Coronavirus and the effects on the UK Balance of Payments

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 18 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Accessing food and essential supplies

Student number controls

Public Health England (PHE) data series on deaths in people with COVID-19: technical summary

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Meeting people from outside your household from 4 July

Opening certain businesses and venues in England from 4 July 2020

£105 million to keep rough sleepers safe and off the streets during coronavirus pandemic

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

Coronavirus grant funding: local authority payments to small and medium businesses

Governance Advice & Updates

Directory of Social Change Building a Successful Organisation Workshops

Commission research on public expectations is loaded in favour of its chosen narrative

Funding News

FCC Community Action Fund - England

Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for Early 2021 Projects

Funding Successes

The Asian Association of Chesterfield & North Derbyshire

Government Updates


PM announces easing of lockdown restrictions: 23 June 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today set out further changes to lockdown measures in England.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-announces-easing-of-lockdown-restrictions-23-june-2020 


Deaths involving COVID-19, England and Wales: May 2020

Number of deaths registered each month in England and Wales, including deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), by age, sex and region. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/deaths-involving-covid-19-england-and-wales-may-2020 


HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

HMRC data about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and the VAT payments deferral scheme. Published updated weekly data (up to end of Sunday 21 June) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-coronavirus-covid-19-statistics 


Coronavirus and the effects on the UK Balance of Payments

How the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the wider containment efforts are expected to impact on UK balance of payments as well as some of the challenges that National Statistical Institutes are likely to face.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-and-the-effects-on-the-uk-balance-of-payments 


COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19 


Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 18 June 2020

A summary of attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/attendance-in-education-and-early-years-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-23-march-to-18-june-2020 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Accessing food and essential supplies

How to get food and other essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. Added guidance on changes to advice on shielding.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-accessing-food-and-essential-supplies 


Student number controls

The measures to protect students and universities during the coronavirus outbreak, including temporary student number controls and additional places. Added Student number controls: further guidance. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/student-number-controls 


Public Health England (PHE) data series on deaths in people with COVID-19: technical summary

Summary of the PHE data series on deaths in people with COVID-19, outlining what the changes mean and how the data compare to other COVID-19 death data series.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phe-data-series-on-deaths-in-people-with-covid-19-technical-summary 


Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated to reflect that early years providers are now able to open for all children and to provide additional information on protective measures.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures 


Meeting people from outside your household from 4 July

How you can see people that you do not live with while protecting yourself and others from coronavirus (COVID-19) from 4 July 2020. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/meeting-people-from-outside-your-household-from-4-july 


Opening certain businesses and venues in England from 4 July 2020

Guidance on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions from 4 July 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/opening-certain-businesses-and-venues-in-england-from-4-july-2020 


£105 million to keep rough sleepers safe and off the streets during coronavirus pandemic

Interim housing for thousands of rough sleepers taken off the streets during the pandemic to be provided. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/105-million-to-keep-rough-sleepers-safe-and-off-the-streets-during-coronavirus-pandemic 


Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.  Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services – Guidance expanded from takeaways to venues providing service at the venue ahead of planned opening, reflect guidance on support bubbles, social distancing, test and trace and feedback from industry.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19 


Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing 


Coronavirus grant funding: local authority payments to small and medium businesses

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 £25,070,000 has been granted to 2,147 businesses as of 21st June.  North East Derbyshire District Council’s allocation was £19,690,000 of which £18,545,000 has been granted to 1,652 businesses as of 21st June.


Governance Advice & Guidance


Directory of Social Change Building a Successful Organisation Workshops

The Directory of Social Change have created a brand new series of six online workshops, designed to help you build, improve or scale your organisation – crucial in an era where change is continuous and uncertainty abounds.

You can book these half day courses together as a complete set here, or individually by clicking the links below.

7 July - Characteristics of successful, resilient and sustainable organisations

13 July - Legal, governance and risk management

20 July - Creating an appropriate organisational strategy that is practical, engaging and inspiring

27 July - Income diversification

3 August - Dynamic leadership approaches

10 August - Communications and branding


Commission research on public expectations is loaded in favour of its chosen narrative

Research from the Charity Commission into public expectations of charities is shaped to fit a narrative, DSC Trustee Andrew Purkis writes in his latest column for Civil Society. 

https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/voices/andrew-purkis-commission-research-on-public-expectations-is-loaded-in-favour-of-its-chosen-narrative.html 


Funding News


FCC Community Action Fund - England

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations for amenity projects eligible under Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) and located within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment waste facility. The nearest site is based in Thurcroft, some areas of North East Derbyshire are eligible. Grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 are available.  

https://fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk/funds/fcc-community-action-fund 


Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for Early 2021 Projects

Not-for-profit organisations can apply now for funding for environmental or community-based projects that are located within five miles of an operating Veolia site in England and starting from 11 January 2021.  Further information, including the postcode checker and examples of previously funded projects, can be found on the Veolia Environmental Trust below.

https://www.veoliatrust.org/funding/ 


Funding Successes


The Asian Association of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire

Congratulations to the Asian Association of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire who have been awarded a Grant of £9986 from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust for their Meals on Wheels Project.

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