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 for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings.
Ofqual’s consultation on draft statutory guidance on exam boards’ arrangements for appeals this summer and decisions on GCSE, AS and A level autumn exams.
Attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April.
A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19. The Q&A for the European Social Fund has been updated. See notes next to question numbers to view updated or newly published questions.
Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation.
Letter to all local authorities in England to update them on funding to support interventions for those placed in emergency accommodation, and support for EEA rough sleepers.
Today the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) and the MOD have announced that 100 Armed Forces charities will benefit from nearly £6million of extra funding to support serving personnel, veterans and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.
Guidance for schools and local authorities on providing vouchers to support pupils eligible for free school meals over the summer holiday period during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Added Company Shop Group and Iceland, including The Food Warehouse Stores, to list of supermarkets you can order eGift cards for.
HMRC data about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and the VAT payments deferral scheme. Published updated data (up to end of Sunday 28 June) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and published updated data for the VAT payments deferral scheme (for the filing and payment due date of 7 June).
HMT management information about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS), Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and Future Fund Scheme.
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 £25,395,000 has been granted to 2,175 businesses as of 28th 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 28th June.
Governance Advice & Updates
Should your business be facing redundancies, it’s important to get the basics right. Not only to avoid costly employment tribunals but to help maintain good workplace relations and employee engagement throughout.
ACAS experts will explain the legal and practical aspects of managing redundancies. They will also share good practice, so that you can confidently handle a redundancy situation in your workplace.
The Fundraising Regulator has said fundraising should only restart when it can be done safely, it has issued new guidance highlighting issues to consider.
There is an “undue burden” placed on trustees by the volume and tone of Charity Commission guidance, according to members of the Charity Law Association, Civil Society Reports.
The Charity Retail Association has updated its Charity Shop Reopening Pack to include the very latest government guidance.
A closed culture is a poor culture which has an increased risk of harm – including abuse and human rights breaches.They're more likely to develop in services where people are removed from their communities, where people stay for months or years at a time, where there is weak leadership and where staff often lack the right skills, training or experience to support people.
We've been concerned about the quality and safety of mental health and learning disability wards for a long time and we've highlighted examples of the concerns we have in our reports, including our State of Care in Mental Health Services 2014–2017. The BBC Panorama programme in 2019 on Whorlton Hall highlighted shocking abuse of people with a learning disability and autistic people in hospitals, reinforcing the need for rapid improvements in care.
Since then we've written to providers and asked them to consider what steps they can take to better protect the human rights of people in their service. This month we've released guidance on closed cultures, to further strengthen our approach. Read more about what we've done so far.
Grants are available for small UK charities for projects which support children living in poverty. Their main focus is on three pillars: Hunger, Shelter and Nature.
Grants are available for small third sector organisations to offer local skills, training and employment opportunities for individuals aged 16 and over who are unemployed or economically inactive and from the hardest to reach communities in the East Midlands.
Expressions of Interest are invited for both the Built Environment and Natural Environment Partnership Grants Scheme in the second of two rounds in 2020.
The Partnership Projects scheme offers grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 for inspiring projects that will create a significant impact.
The funding is for large-scale projects that address the following:
The Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund is an interim replacement for the Coalfields Community Investment Programme (CCIP) and is now open for new enquiries.
Our Trustees recognise the incredible response our coalfield communities have had to the COVID-19 crisis, and have allowed us to alter the funding support we offer to better support the delivery and sustainability of key services.
We are still offering grants of up to £10,000 that can address local needs during this difficult time.
Priority will be given to organisations that are delivering support services or have significantly adapted their services in order to respond to the current crisis and support vulnerable people.
More details on new guidance and deadline dates can be found here https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/england/covid19-ccip-funding-support/
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