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.
Companies House has robust plans in place to maintain services for our customers and protect the welfare of our employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Users can request to have the authentication code sent to a home address instead of the company’s registered office. This is a temporary service in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated guidance and application form for the temporary extension of free school meals eligibility to NRPF groups. This includes the increase in the income threshold from £16,190 per annum to £31,500 per annum for London and £28,200 for areas outside of London.
Over 120,000 volunteers tested across England between 1 May and 1 June as part of the country’s largest study into coronavirus.
This guidance covers the cleaning of environments outside the home. Guidance updated with advice on cleaning and waste management that does not relate to a suspected or confirmed case, taking into account current levels of community transmission.
From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.
Find out how to register your restaurant or establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.
‘What happens next’ section updated to include the registration information that is available to the public. The ‘Register’ section now gives more information about which Government Gateway ID you can use.
This guidance is designed to enable the safe reopening of places of worship for a broader range of activities.
Added translations in the following languages:
Factsheet about Access to Work and how it can help overcome barriers to starting or keeping a job if you have a disability or long term health condition. Updated the guidance on claiming travel costs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to remove the line explaining you do not need to get evidence to support your claim.
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.
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Amended to reflect upcoming changes to the rules on wearing face coverings.
Guidance for further education (FE) providers on maintaining education and skills training, changes to funding arrangements, data collections and assessment. Added guidance on supporting vulnerable young people and specific advice for learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to ‘What FE colleges and providers will need to do from the start of the 2020 autumn term’.
Guidance for those managing council buildings. Amended to reflect upcoming changes to the rules on wearing face coverings.
Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for local authorities and their partners to help support and protect vulnerable children. Updated the amendments to regulations section of the guidance for children’s social care services.
Measures will protect the UK’s economy by preventing new burdens on business and provide certainty to support coronavirus recovery.
Governance Advice & Updates
Creating an appropriate organisational strategy - Monday 20 July
Fundraising with digital marketing - Thursday 23 July
Moving into leadership - Friday 24 July
Income diversification - Monday 27 July
Dynamic leadership approaches - Monday 3 August
Support and supervision of staff - Friday 7 August
Communications and branding - Monday 10 August
Finance for non-finance managers - Wednesday 12 August
Essential presentation skills - Thursday 13 August
Communicating to influence - Friday 14 August
Minute taking skills - Friday 14 August
Innovation and maximising opportunities - Thursday 20 August
Introduction to impact measurement - Wednesday 26 August
Impact: Understanding and Quantifying Your Social Value - Monday 7 September
Your charity could request help from furloughed people working remotely to help you to resolve some of the challenges you are facing.
Running a programme designed to increase the resilience of small charities is a fantastic job, but one of the biggest challenges is measuring resilience. In reality, whether a charity is resilient can only be known when a they face difficult events or changing times. Just like those we're living through at the moment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
So what does a resilient charity look like? Through the CAF Resilience programme and our wider work with charities, we’ve noticed six characteristics that show an organisation has the potential to be resilient. We use these to help a charity reflect on their resilience – so how does your organisation measure up to them?
New research study from Power to Change Institute on community businesses.
It is widely acknowledged that neighbours have played an essential role in supporting their local communities through the COVID-19 crisis.
Traineeships to triple in £111m boost for young people's training opportunities
Designing a recovery based on community resilience, intergenerational support and cross-sector collaboration .
The Art Fund have funding available through their Respond and reimagine grants. These grants aim to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to challenges connected to the COVID-19 outbreak. Grants are available UK wide, from £10,000 up to £50,000.
MSD have launched a Covid-19 dedicated Grants Programme to support health charities and vulnerable populations around the UK. Grants are available up to £20,000 or 20% of the charity’s annual turnover (whichever is the lowest amount).
The Covid-19 Community Led Organisations Recovery Scheme will offer grants up to £100,000 to community-led organisations that are providing vital support to communities and are struggling financially because of Covid-19. The £9.5 million scheme is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and delivered by Power to Change, Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business. The scheme is aimed at organisations delivering services in their local community to support people who are at high risk from Covid-19, with an emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-led or BAME-supporting businesses, who are particularly encouraged to apply.
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified a global crisis of food security. Around the world, Social Gastronomy organizations are responding to address the inequities in the food system and re-imagining a more sustainable, equitable, and healthy future.
The Food Solidarity Fund was designed to support these organizations from our trusted network, who are developing solutions for relief and recovery, using the power of food to create social change.
£500 grants available to community football clubs to help them to re-open.
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