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.
Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
This release provides contextual data on travel to work patterns from the Census and Annual Population Survey. It provides data on method of travel to work and distance of travel to work split by industry sectors and workplace location.
The principles you should follow to ensure that time spent outside your home is as safe as possible. Updated to reflect newly announced guidance.
Information for DCMS sectors in response to coronavirus.
Guidance on Tourism and the Visitor Economy, published today, will help to get the tourism sector back up and running so the public can safely take domestic holidays and visit attractions on days out.
Civil servants have stepped up to and met the challenges of this unprecedented time head on.
Companies House has robust plans in place to maintain services for our customers and protect the welfare of our employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
As an emergency response to coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve developed a temporary online service to upload a number of completed forms and send them to Companies House digitally.
Public Health England issues a heat warning encouraging vulnerable people to take care during the exceptionally hot weather forecast this week.
Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak. Updated ‘hospital discharge and testing’ section to state “anyone experiencing coronavirus symptoms can now be tested, which includes individuals receiving home care. This can be accessed through the digital portal or by calling 119 to book testing”.
Review of two metre social distancing guidance and summary of review findings.
Practical guidelines published to help restaurants, pubs and hairdressers reopen safely
Guidance on funding available to schools to support them with costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19). Added information on the impact of schools’ financial reserves on eligibility for this funding and details of what support schools can access for the loss of self-generated income, as it is not covered by this fund.
Sets out the financial support available to alternative provision (AP) schools and colleges to support current year 11 students into post-16 education.
Online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated with further resources and additional tips to help parents and carers with home education.
Data sources of numbers relating to the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.
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.
These tables provide analysis of Wave 6 of the Business Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey (BICS). This complements the analysis of BICS by focusing on the workforce furloughed across responding businesses.
Many more past papers have now been released.
Governance Advice & Updates
It’s now been a full 12 weeks since the Chancellor announced £370m in funding for small charities, to be delivered by the National Lottery Community Fund and other distributors in the home nations. And it’s been over a month since the Coronavirus Community Support Fund opened for applications in England, with £200m of that amount.
Even though this is supposed to be emergency funding to mitigate the impact of COVID19, we still have no idea when or how the remaining funds will be released, despite the NLCF reporting record numbers of applications for the first tranche. Why?
To our knowledge no data has been released about how many applications have been received, how many have been successful, whether the initial £200m has already run out, or whether any funding has been awarded at all. This needs to be in the public domain – it isn’t fair to current or prospective applicants not to provide it as soon as possible.
The fund is supposed to support small charities in crisis, but it's increasingly obvious that the Government has hamstrung the NLCF’s expertise and process with red tape and Ministerial diktats. Small charities – and most importantly the people who depend on them – need transparency and action, not more dithering and delay.
Fatima Iftikhar, of the anti-racism campaign group CharitySoWhite, said recently that in the foundation sector “inaction on racial justice is an active choice”. She added that if the sector does not change existing systems to make them more equitable for BAME people, it is coming up to face a moment of reckoning.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Children’s Charity expects to lose up to £25m in income as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The forecasted loss makes up more than a quarter of its income.
The Great Ormond Street Children's Charity story above is one of many charities reporting loss of income during the current pandemic. The #NeverMoreNeeded campaign is asking for more support from government as charities are facing more demand than ever before, under extreme operating conditions.
Grants for UK charities working in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25), and projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health (with particular interest in projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women). Applications are currently being accepted again after being closed to the initial coronavirus outbreak.
Congratulations to Sight Support Derbyshire who have won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public. Sight Support Derbyshire will use this award to fund its work providing practical advice, information, services and emotional support to adults and children in Derby and Derbyshire who are blind or partially sighted. Anyone experiencing difficulties related to their sight loss during this time should call 01332 292262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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