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.
Many changes have been made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. For the latest updates please visit the page below.
Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for local authorities and their partners to help support and protect vulnerable children.
How the measures introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act and The Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020 will affect your filings at Companies House.
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested. Updated 2 attachments to reflect changes to the registration system for these testing kits: ‘guidance on Randox testing’ and ‘how to use Randox test kits’.
Speaking to the NEON summit on widening access and mobility, Universities Minister Michelle Donelan, outlines a new approach to social mobility.
Car driving tests will restart in England on 22 July 2020 with safety precautions in place – other types of tests will restart before then. Theory tests will restart on 4th July.
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Businesses will have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work part time from today as part of the government’s plan to re-open the UK and kick-start our economy.
What schools, colleges, nurseries, childminders, early years and other educational settings need to do if there’s a local lockdown during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support.
NICE and SACN have reviewed available evidence on vitamin D and the risk of acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) and COVID-19.
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.
Information about how many laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers we have delivered or dispatched to local authorities and academy trusts.
Governance Advice & Updates
It’s not a holiday if the work’s still piling up and people are still calling and emailing you. And if nobody’s covering for you, someone’s missing an opportunity! Having a clear procedure for what happens when you (or any member of staff) are on leave is important for a number of reasons.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a whole host of new and difficult challenges for charities.
The way we carry out some of our fundamental activities has changed, at least temporarily. Some challenges are practical, like how to meet and manage staff remotely.
Some are financial like how to balance falling income with increasing demand. Many are about how and how well we communicate with our staff, volunteers and beneficiaries.
To help you to make sure you’re getting the basics right, the Directory of Social Change have created a series of simple Coping with the Crisis checklists.
In NCVO’s governance round-up for charity trustees this month:
The Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant Scheme is open for applications from small groups for funds to cover running costs.
Click here to download the Small Grant application form and guidance notes.
During these COVID19-affected times, there will be no closing date for applications. We will aim to get back to you with a decision within two weeks of receipt of your form. The maximum amount you can apply for is £1,000, but grants awarded are likely to be in the region of £500-£600. We will pause or close applications if necessary.
Please be aware that groups can only receive funds from this scheme once in any 12 month period - therefore if you have previously received a Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant you have to wait a year before applying again. Please contact us if you are unsure when you last received a Small Grant.
If you are applying for the first time and new to Derbyshire Voluntary Action please complete the membership and database form below:
Click here to download the Derbyshire Voluntary Action membership form
Click here to open the Derbyshire Voluntary Action database form
Derbyshire County Council Public Health’s Small Grants Scheme is available in each Derbyshire locality to support groups and communities to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.
Grant funding up to £1,000 is available.
Priority will be given to new projects which respond to the COVID19 crisis or applications to adapt existing projects to enable them to operate under the new conditions imposed by the COVID19 crisis.
Applications can be submitted at any time. We will aim to give a decision within two weeks of receipt of application. The application window will be paused or closed if necessary.
Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme
Open to voluntary / community groups or even a group of local people within the Chesterfield Borough Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.
Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme application form
Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme guidance notes
Healthy North East Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme
Open to voluntary / community groups or even a group of local people within the North East Derbyshire District Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.
Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme application form
Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme guidance notes
The Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training, especially chamber music, composition and music education, especially for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and for projects at secondary and higher levels. Conscious of the fact that traditional performance-based projects will be impractical in the foreseeable future in the light of the current pandemic, the Trust has temporarily amended its grant-making programmes.
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