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..
Summer Activities for Children in Chesterfield Survey
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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 and advice for those providing hotel and other accommodation in England.
Provides data about the characteristics of people testing positive for COVID-19 from the COVID-19 Infection Survey. This survey is being delivered in partnership with the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester and Public Health England.
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.
Guidance for schools and other educational settings on managing premises during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England.
This guidance explains who will be exempt from new border rules in the UK introduced due to coronavirus.
Actions for local authorities and social care providers following a coronavirus (COVID-19) related death of an employee or volunteer in adult social care. Added a new section on informing the coroner in the document ‘Steps to take following the death of a person who worked in adult social care in England’.
A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19. The ERDF and ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates.
Advice for seasonal agricultural workers coming to England to pick fruit and vegetables on farms, and their employers. Updated with guidance for travellers coming from countries that are exempt from quarantine rules.
Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation. Added Elite sport – return to cross border competition guidance.
Find out about taxable expenses and benefits when they are paid to employees because of coronavirus and how to report them to HMRC.
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 £25,490,000 has been granted to 2,183 businesses as of 5th July. North East Derbyshire District Council’s allocation was £19,690,000 of which £18,575,000 has been granted to 1,655 businesses as of 5th July.
Governance Advice & Updates
The latest NCVO Civil Society Almanac 2020 is now available. Get the latest available data on the size and scope of the voluntary sector:
Backed by the National Lottery Community Fund since 2015, and managed by Spring Impact, the Scale Accelerator is a highly regarded programme that helps UK charities and social enterprises to scale their impact and change more lives, by providing vital support, skills and perspective.
In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, the programme will offer two new tracks tailored to organisations facing critical challenges as a result of the crisis:
Organisations on both tracks will receive £30,000 worth of consultancy support from a dedicated team of consultants who will work collaboratively with them over the six months to:
The Charity Commission and UK Community Foundations have called for more charities to join a new programme to release charity money.
Policies and procedures are essential in managing your organisations safely, fairly, and effectively.
The DSC have released 36 template policies that you can adapt and tweak to fit your organisation, and is really simple and easy to use. They are currently on offer for £29.
Upcoming Acas training for managers and HR professionals
Aside from getting up to speed with the latest guidance and advice, the events also provide an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions of the Acas trainer on important issues being faced by your organisation.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations which have received funding in the past or are either a current grantee, or still under contract following a previous grant. Priority will be given where there is limited or no access to other sources of support; where heritage is most at risk; and where an organisation is at risk of severe financial crisis due to COVID-19.
Small grants are available for local projects, activities and organisations that have charitable aims and that will be of real direct benefit to families in England, Scotland and Wales. You can apply for up to £250.
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