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.
Funding allocations for emergency active travel schemes for local authorities in the region of the United Kingdom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Actual allocations for phase one released.
Proposals to modify the assessment requirements for some GCSEs, AS and A levels in response to disruption to education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Major new support package to help councils respond to coronavirus announced as part of comprehensive plan to ensure councils’ financial sustainability for the future.
New experimental data on the UK economy detailing the impact on businesses from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Data is from the Business Impact of Coronavirus Survey; a 2-weekly survey designed to estimate the impact over the previous 2 weeks and the expectations for the following 2 weeks.
What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term.
Guidance for further education (FE) providers on maintaining education and skills training, changes to funding arrangements, data collections and assessment.
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.
Guidance for people who are employed and cannot work due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Added that interviews and assessments are by telephone. You should only go to a jobcentre if asked to do so.
Guidance for people who were employed and have lost their job due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Added that interviews and assessments will be done by telephone. You should only go to a jobcentre when asked to do so.
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 4 of NHS test and trace contact tracing in England.
Weekly number and percentage of care homes reporting a suspected or confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 to PHE by local authorities, regions and PHE centres.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
Guidance for people who were receiving benefits before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Videos and instructions for how to take swab samples for COVID-19 testing.
The Environment Agency’s priority is to protect people and the environment, and to support those we regulate during the coronavirus pandemic.
This prospectus provides prospective bidders with information on how to apply for funding and how the assessment process will work. Added outcome of the second cycle of the rolling fund.
Organisations in certain sectors should collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and visitors on their premises to support NHS Test and Trace.
The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the UK. As of 9am on 2 July, there have been 9,914,663 tests, with 252,084 tests on 1 July. 283,757 people have tested positive.
As of 5pm on 1 July, of those tested positive for coronavirus, across all settings, 43,995 have died.
Governance Advice & Updates
In the face of an uncertain future, many charities are currently assessing their solvency and mapping out survival strategies, while also trying to support staff and beneficiaries. Join a free webinar from Bates Wells and the Directory of Social Change to explore the challenges faced by (and options available to) leaders in this position.
The Charity Commission has published guidance for trustees on what matters may need to be reported as a serious incident during the coronavirus pandemic.
Navigating the workplace and people challenges caused by Covid-19 can be difficult. This is particularly the case for small charities – many of whom have a limited HR function.
To help address this, CIPD (the professional body for HR) is offering free HR mentoring support to NCVO member charities during this difficult time. The mentoring will be provided by a volunteer HR professional, directly recruited by the CIPD from their network of 155,000 members. This could be particularly beneficial if you are a small charity, with a sole HR resource, looking for guidance from a fellow HR professional on your people-related challenges such as employee health and wellbeing, managing change, or workforce planning.
The mentoring is expected to take place for 1-2 hours a week (via telephone, email or video chat) for a maximum of 6 weeks. You do not need to be a CIPD member to access this resource.
To register your interest in taking part in this scheme, please email your interest to Charlotte Haynes at CIPD (email@example.com) before 1 September 2020. The CIPD will then do their best to match you with a suitable volunteer mentor within a maximum of 2 weeks.
Get free and full access to all the guides and tools on our practical advice website so that your board members can govern effectively during the crisis.
How to write effective responses to emergency funding applications?
The Ubele Initiative provide fundraising and organisational development support to BAME organisations who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis via webinars and 1:1 support calls.
Co‑operative businesses impacted by the COVID‑19 pandemic can benefit from our partnership with Co‑operatives UK:
Victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across Derbyshire will have access to increased support as part of an emergency funding package in response to the coronavirus.
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has allocated £439,275 in grants to charities and non-profit organisations which are safeguarding victims of violence and supporting their emotional recovery during the pandemic.
The funding has been shared between a host of charities and non-profit organisations across the county, helping them to meet the increased cost of adapting services according to social distancing rules, increased staffing and an expansion of safe accommodation for desperate victims and their families.
For detail of victim services in Derbyshire visit the Core website:
The Dream Fund exists to unlock and resource the bold, creative, regenerative* dreams that are inside us and move them into the everyday consciousness of many.
It is their priority to get funds to a range of incredible practitioners at the fringes of support across the immediate and longer term, because we know these visions for the future we want to see must be plural, and actively challenge who, by circumstance, time and privilege, are resourced to dream for themselves, their communities and more broadly.
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