The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited

 

 
 

Date:  05/08/2020

                             Issue: 81

 

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.

Please note that the staff will be working from home and can be contacted on the details below during our usual office hours 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Our email address info@linkscvs.org.uk will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: sandra.pink@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07889 726846..
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: jon.wynn@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email: martin.conlan@linkscvs.org.uk
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: sushri@btinternet.com Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email: james.lee@linkscvs.org.uk


Summer Activities for Children in Chesterfield Survey

Are you organising summer activities for children and families?

We would like to hear about them so that we can spread the news.

If you would like to be included please complete the survey below.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5TJ8RW6


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. 

However, there are still people needing help, mainly for shopping, collecting prescriptions, someone to talk to; and they could be your neighbours. 

Are you doing this in your local area or do you know of any people who have got together and are offering neighbourly support to people in need?

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that you can be added to the list of help in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire.

Link to survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NRRNR9G


Chesterfield COVID-19 support directory

Comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources
  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information
  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision
  • personal and business financial support and guidance
  • resources for children and parents

The directory can be accessed here - http://ow.ly/Nqir50zjdrz

Please use the contact link at the top of the page to suggest corrections or contributions to the information in the directory, making sure you select ‘other.’


Below you can find a range of sources for advice and guidance on the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak for individuals and organisations.  These websites are updated regularly so to ensure you have most updated guidelines please check them frequently. Please forward this on to anyone you think may find this helpful.

Included in this bulletin:

Government Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Local authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies

Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Taking Part Web Panel Data: Engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic

HM Treasury coronavirus (COVID-19) business loan scheme statistics

HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

PPE deliveries (England): 27 July to 2 August 2020

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

‘Please give me space’ social distancing cards or badges

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 30 July 2020

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

European Structural and Investment Funds: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

COVID-19: guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Governance Advice & Updates

One in five donated to charity

Report says publicly funded charities should be inspected for racism

ACAS - Latest Newsletter

Funding News

Fat Beehive

Co-op Community Dividend Fund

Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants Programme

Postcode Neighbourhood Trust 

Baring Foundation - Arts and Mental Health Programme 

Comic Relief - Project Delivery Grant

AHF - Transforming Places Through Heritage

Government Updates


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Local authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies

Guidance for local authorities on how to use your allocation of the Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies Adding Grant allocation tables to the guidance.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-local-authority-emergency-assistance-grant-for-food-and-essential-supplies 


Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. A YouTube video about the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme has been added.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-if-your-business-is-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19 


Taking Part Web Panel Data: Engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic

Estimates of cultural, digital and sporting engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Update to data tables to include data collected in Wave 2 (3rd – 18th June 2020).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/taking-part-web-panel-data-engagement-during-the-covid-19-pandemic 


HM Treasury coronavirus (COVID-19) business loan scheme statistics

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hm-treasury-coronavirus-covid-19-business-loan-scheme-statistics 


HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

HMRC data about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and the VAT payments deferral scheme. Published updated weekly data (up to end of Sunday 2 August) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hm-treasury-coronavirus-covid-19-business-loan-scheme-statistics 


PPE deliveries (England): 27 July to 2 August 2020

Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/ppe-deliveries-england-27-july-to-2-august-2020 


COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Updated easy read version with changes to self-isolation period.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance 


‘Please give me space’ social distancing cards or badges

Optional badges that can be used to show the carrier may have difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/please-give-me-space-social-distancing-cards-or-badges 


Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 30 July 2020

A summary of attendance in education settings from Monday 23 March to Friday 17 July and early years settings from Thursday 16 April to Thursday 30 July.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/attendance-in-education-and-early-years-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-23-march-to-30-july-2020 


COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. Removed out-of-date guidance for young people.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19 


European Structural and Investment Funds: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19. The ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/european-structural-and-investment-funds-coronavirus-covid-19-response 


COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Added translated documents in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing 


COVID-19: guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

Guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Updated to reflect the extension of self-isolation from 7 to 10 days.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-a-funeral-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic 


COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Added translated documents in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing 


Governance Advice & Updates


One in five donated to charity

One in five Britons have donated to a charity in the past three months, according to data from YouGov. The market research firm's analysis also found that people had been more likely to give a one-off gift rather than a regular donation during the COVID-19 crisis. Find out more.

https://yougov.co.uk/topics/consumer/articles-reports/2020/07/30/one-five-britons-have-given-charity-last-three-mon 


Report says publicly funded charities should be inspected for racism

Charities and other organisations that are publicly funded should be inspected to make sure they are not perpetuating structural racism, a report from Cumberland Lodge, in partnership with the Young Foundation, says. The recommendation is one of 24 outlined in the report Resilient Communities. 

https://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/read-watch-listen/resilient-communities-cumberland-lodge-report 


ACAS - Latest Newsletter

Latest National e-connect newsletter featuring digital events and the latest advice updates.


Funding News


Fat Beehive

Grants are available to small UK registered charities for building websites or digital products that enable them to carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit. You can apply for up to £2,500.  

Priority projects for support include those in the following areas:

  • Environmental protection or climate change mitigation
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Equality and diversity
  • Social justice, refugees and housing
  • Education
  • Art and culture
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Prisoner rehabilitation

https://www.fatbeehivefoundation.org.uk/ 


Co-op Community Dividend Fund

Grants are available to support local causes and make a positive difference across the central region of England.  You can apply for up to £5,000. Grants average around £2,000.  Normally, grants are awarded four times a year to a wide range of organisations; however, during the next four months (from July 2020), grants will be awarded on a monthly basis to support those suffering financial hardship due to the pandemic and others looking to step in to help those affected. 

https://www.centralengland.coop/community-covid/ 


Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants Programme

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 for projects, activities and organisations that will be of real direct benefit to families and have a direct and tangible social impact on people’s lives.

https://www.warburtons.co.uk/corporate/sustainability/financial-giving 


Postcode Neighbourhood Trust - Deadline: 19th August 2020

Grants to help not-for-profit organisations in Great Britain increase resilience by adapting or expanding their services, or to meet new challenges brought on by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Grants range from £500 to £20,000.

The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:

Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with OSCR/Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.

Applicants that are registered with OSCR/Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.

postcodeneighbourhoodtrust.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/ 


Baring Foundation - Arts and Mental Health Programme - Deadline: 18th August 2020

Grants are available for established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems, using the skills of professionally trained artists. Organisations do not need to apply for a specific amount of funding. The Foundation expects to be making grants of between £12,000 and £15,000. The final grant awarded will depend on the level of demand.

https://baringfoundation.org.uk/news-story/baring-foundation-launches-first-funding-round-to-support-arts-and-mental-health-organisations/ 


Comic Relief - Project Delivery Grant

Project delivery grants of up to £4000 will support grassroots organisations to deliver projects that address Comic Relief’s four strategic themes. Projects should be able to clearly show, the local need for the project, robust planning, and legacy.

Examples of project delivery grants: 

  • Training for parents and carers to help support  their children’s development before starting school
  • Activities for girls or women to help them make healthier life choices
  • Supporting people with mental health issues to improve an outdoor space or create a meeting space
  • Setting up a peer support network for people experiencing homelessness
  • Hire of room where homeless people can access support

This list is not exhaustive and there will be many other types of projects that can be funded. all projects must be completed in 12 months. Core organisational costs, may be included but the fund will not fund projects which only contribute to organisational general running costs or solely a continuation of services. Project delivery grants do not require match funding, however if they do the Comic Relief Community Fund should be the main funding source.

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/national-grants/comic-relief-community-grants/comic-relief-apply-for-project-delivery-grant/ 


AHF - Transforming Places Through Heritage

This programme supports projects that will contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England helping them become thriving places, strengthening local communities and encouraging local economies to prosper.  It is part of a wider initiative to revive heritage high streets in England, alongside Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zones. Together, these programmes form part of the Future High Streets Fund, administered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Our programme is for individual heritage buildings in, or transferring to, community ownership. We will support charities and social enterprises to develop projects with the potential to bring new life to high streets by creating alternative uses for redundant or underused historic buildings in town centres.

What types of funding are available and when can I apply?

The AHF can provide grants to help with assessing the viability of a project, or to help fund development costs or to match funds raised through Crowdfunding and Community Shares. We will also provide a small number of capital (delivery) grants for Transformational Projects. Below you will find the dates for the opening of initial grant applications. 

  • Project Viability Grants: up to £15,000, for early viability and feasibility work, open now for applications.
  • Project Development Grants: up to £100,000, for capital project development costs, open now for applications.
  • Crowdfunding Challenge Grants: up to £25,000, to match fund crowdfunding campaigns, open now for applications.
  • Transformational Project Grants: up to £350,000, for transformational capital projects, open now for applications. Deadline for applications: 30th September 2020, for a decision in December 2020
  • Community Shares Booster Grants: further info to be announced.

http://ahfund.org.uk/england 

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