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.
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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.
A government drive to increase UK production of face coverings has started at two sites in England and Wales, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has announced today.
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.
The government has pledged £750 million to ensure VCSE can continue their vital work supporting the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including £200 million for the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, along with an additional £150 million from dormant bank and building society accounts.
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. Added information on how to request a replacement visa for if your 30 day visa to work, study or join family has expired.
Guidance to support management of children and young people in residential educational settings, including boarding schools, residential special schools and children’s social care.
The Environment Agency’s priority is to protect people and the environment, and to support those we regulate during the coronavirus pandemic. Sections on bathing water sampling and angling updated.
JSP 752 is the policy document for expenses and allowances for regular and reserve UK armed forces personnel. Addition of: Directed letter – continuity of education allowance (CEA) – detailed advice for the administration of repayments of CEA brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mandatory guidance on the criteria that organisations must meet to provide initial teacher training (ITT). Temporary guidance changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Revised to reflect permission to host small wedding receptions from 1 August.
How local authorities can use their dedicated schools grant (DSG) funding differently in exceptional circumstances during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to ensure they have enough places for children of critical workers and vulnerable children.
What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Added ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium’.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock spoke about measures to increase testing and support the NHS this winter, and the latest vaccine developments.
Weekly excess mortality in England broken down by age, sex, region, ethnic group, level of deprivation, cause of death and place of death.
Guidance for those working in care homes providing information on how to work safely during this period of sustained transmission of COVID-19. Updated guidance to include recommendation for the use of face masks and coverings in carehomes.
A resource for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Updated guidance to include recommendation for the use of face masks and coverings in social care settings.
Governance Advice & Updates
NCVO have spoken to charity leaders and managers about the various approaches they've used to help their teams cope with the mental stress of the pandemic.
In a new regular update, the members of NCVO’s internal EDI working group share what they’ve been reading and thinking about over the last month.
NCVO ran a webinar about this year's Civil Society Almanac data. They considered financial, workforce and volunteering trends and what they might suggest about the big picture for charities in the aftermath of Covid-19. You can watch this webinar on YouTube below.
Zurich have published a new report looking at possible strategies to help public and voluntary organisations manage and mitigate climate change risk.
A group of charity umbrella bodies has come together to send the Chancellor proposals for a Five Point Plan to provide urgent and much needed support to the sector as part of the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign.
The Five Point Plan calls for these actions:
The DSC has written to the Chair of the DCMS Select Committee, Julian Knight MP, to ask that the committee investigate the serious delays and lack of transparency around the government’s £750m ‘emergency’ funding package for charities – specifically the cash earmarked for small charities through the National Lottery Community Fund. And they are still waiting for a response from the National Lottery Community Fund to their freedom of information request about this.
Charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and CIC’s in England which have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help them rebuild their capacity to meet the needs of their local community. The funding is being made available through the Comic Relief’s Capacity Building Grants Scheme and will support projects within their four strategic themes and can be used for a wide range of activities, such as: training; increasing delivery capacity through additional volunteer recruitment; and developing strategies to help rebuild and move forward such as fundraising strategies, and developing new delivery plans. To be eligible, applicants will need to have an annual income of less than £250,000. Applications can be made at any time.
Charities and not for profit organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to support work that will relieve hardship caused by the pandemic among refugees and asylum-seekers and by migrants experiencing barriers to accessing services. The funding is being made available through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s COVID-19 Support Fund in partnership with the National Lottery Communities Fund. A total of £5 million is available. The funding is available to charities and not for profit organisations with an income of between £10,000 and £1 million in their most recent year of operations. The closing date for applications is the 2nd August 2020.
The Energy Redress Scheme, managed and delivered by the Energy Saving Trust, has reopened for its eighth funding round and offers charities grants to deliver energy related projects to help address the impact of COVID – 19 on vulnerable households. There are two separate funds:
The Main Fund contains £6.5 million and is aimed at projects seeking grants between £50,000 and £1 million.
The Small Project Fund contains £500,000 and is aimed at projects seeking grants of between £20,000 and £49,999.
The Community Match Challenge opened over the weekend, and is funded from the £750m coronavirus support package for charities announced by the Treasury in April. The scheme will be open until 31 August and charitable funders can apply for a share of £85m. It is also available to individual philanthropists, and the government anticipates matching applications in the range of £5m to £20m.
The Asian Association have been awarded £1643 from the Tackling Inequality Fund from Active Partners Trust for their Yoga sessions. These Free Yoga sessions are held on Zoom and open for all! The sessions are held every Wednesday (5.45 PM to 6:30 PM) and Saturday (8 AM to 9 AM). Please click the following link to participate in the Yoga session (No password required):
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