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.
Information about individuals that are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable to coronavirus in England. How has their health condition, healthcare and mental health changed since being advised to shield? Are they, and those they live with, following guidance and what support is helping, or is needed, to help shield?
Safer working principles and risk assessment for transport operators and organisations.
Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak.
Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19 in an emergency.
Translations and accessible formats of a letter from the government sent to patients who are shielding.
Translations available are:
Guidance for local authorities, academy trusts and schools on how to get digital devices, internet access and support to provide remote education and access to children’s social care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated with various clarifications, including emphasising that devices are for education and social care, adding information on protecting children and young people online, and linking to guidance on loaning or gifting devices.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act has received Royal Assent and came into force on 26 June 2020.
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) research on the stability of the COVID-19 virus in the air also supports the scientific advice provided to the Government on COVID-19 control measures.
Information about how Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS) will use telephone and video technology during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020. Added information that MOT extensions will only be applied for MOTs due between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020. Added information on what to do if your MOT is due on or after 1 August 2020.
Find out how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine, and how to recognise phishing or bogus emails and text messages.
Secretary of State for Education issues a third notice about changes to state-funded school inspections requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Secretary of State for Education issues a third notice to disapply offences for non-attendance in schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Secretary of State for Education issues a third notice to modify the duty relating to education, health and care (EHC) plans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Secretary of State for Education issues a third notice to modify pupil registration requirements when providing education on a temporary basis during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock spoke about local measures to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Leicester.
Governance Advice & Updates
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act came into force on 26 June 2020. It is intended to give breathing space to organisations by altering the legal requirements relating to insolvency, the holding of AGMs and filing. Amongst other things, it retrospectively applies so that AGMs held by charitable companies and charitable incorporated organisations between 26 March and 30 September can be held electronically regardless of whether the organisation’s constitution permits this.
Ray Lock CBE, Chief Executive of Forces in Mind Trust, writes about investing now for a better future. Specifically, he writes about leadership development, credible research and improved collaboration in the sector.
Fundraisers have a duty to ask for donations on behalf of beneficiaries despite the economic woes caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, according to fundraising think tank Rogare.
Ed Mayo from Pilotlight makes the case for celebrating, and investing in, infrastructure.
The lockdown is causing difficulties for a number of our clients in signing and completing physical documents. Some people may lack the facilities to print/scan documents or to receive physical documents. This article gives a brief overview of the use of electronic signatures in some common scenarios.
UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to help them respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and to adapt and reimagine ways of working in the future. Through the Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine Scheme grants are available to provide immediate practical support connected to reopening such as staffing, equipment, training, or planning for future activities, and to provide opportunities for organisations to help them adapt for the future.
Severn Trent have re-opened their Community Fund to general applications. The aims of
the fund are focused on improving community well-being and they are looking to fund new
projects, rather than general organisational running costs.
To be eligible for a grant your organisation must be a registered not for profit, and the
project you would like funding for must benefit Severn Trent customers.
The programme distributes grants of £2,000 to £250,000 for local initiatives that meet the
There are three sizes of grants:
Grants of over £10,000 must be match funded with at least 10% of your own funds.
Panel meetings are held in March, June, September and December. They recommend
that you allow a minimum of five months between submitting your application and project
start date to allow time for processing and decision making.
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