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..
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.
Registrations for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme started yesterday (13 July 2020).
Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19 in an emergency. Visors can now be ordered from the portal.
Advice for seasonal agricultural workers coming to England to pick fruit and vegetables on farms, and their employers.
Guidance on what you can do and who you can contact if you need financial help abroad, including during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Updated to reflect changes in how to apply for an emergency loan if you’re abroad and in need due to coronavirus restrictions.
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Translations added:
How to dispose of your personal or business waste, including face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE), during the coronavirus pandemic.
Guidance for contacts of a person with a positive test result for coronavirus (COVID-19) who do not live with that person. Translations added:
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.
Statistics covering the 5th week of operation (25 June to 1 July) of the NHS Test and Trace service have been published today. Added Co-op Funeralcare to list of businesses representing high-contact professions that are taking part in the trial of asymptomatic testing.
If you’re self-employed or member of a partnership find out how your circumstances can affect your eligibility for the scheme. Added details about what supporting evidence you may be asked for if having a new child affected the trading profits you reported for the tax year 2018 to 2019.
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.
Governance Advice & Updates
The latest employment law updates featuring the most frequently-accessed advice topics, online training sessions and closed training for your workplace.
Sport England’s Code for Sports Governance will undergo a joint review to look at areas where it would benefit from further development, including around equality, diversity and inclusion.
The review of the code, which is jointly produced by Sport England and UK Sport, will begin immediately and cover three areas:
Organisations the code applies to will be part of the wide and inclusive consultation, as well as other organisations involved in improving governance, diversity and inclusion.
The Social Enterprise Support Fund launched yesterday, providing grants of between £10,000 and £300,000 to help social enterprises during COVID-19.
Big Issue Invest, The Key Fund, Resonance, UnLtd and SSE will jointly deliver £18.7m in grants, with support from CAF Venturesome, the Young Foundation and Ashoka.
This has been made possible thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.
The Social Enterprise Support Fund is aimed at social enterprises supporting people at high health risk from COVID-19, and those supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of COVID-19.
BBC Children in Need and Youth Futures Foundation have partnered to deliver Inspiring Futures, a £6 million programme to fund activities which support children and young people to achieve their potential on their journey towards employment. Not-for profit organisations in the UK will be able to apply for between £10,000 and £80,000 for work commencing in October 2020. Funding will be for project and organisational costs and will support between 12 and 18 months of delivery. In England projects can work with children and young people aged 10 to 24 and in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland aged 10 to 18.
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