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

 

 
 

Date:  06/08/2020

                             Issue: 83

 

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

Flu immunisation training recommendations

Coronavirus and shielding of clinically extremely vulnerable people in England: 9 to 16 July 2020

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

Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short-term students

Governance Advice & Updates

The National Lottery Community Fund commits £1.4 million to a new partnership with Global Fund for Children

Directory of Social Change Online Training

NCVO Governance Round-Up: July 2020

Funding News

The Screwfix Foundation

Government Updates


Flu immunisation training recommendations

Guidance on flu immunisation training to support healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flu-immunisation-training-recommendations 


Coronavirus and shielding of clinically extremely vulnerable people in England: 9 to 16 July 2020

Analysis of clinically extremely vulnerable people (the shielding population) in England during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including their behaviours and mental and physical well-being.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-and-shielding-of-clinically-extremely-vulnerable-people-in-england-9-to-16-july-2020 


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

Guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Added translations in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (CN), Chinese (HK), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

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


Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/transport-use-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short-term students
Guidance for Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short-term students on temporary concessions in response to the outbreak of coronavirus. Added information for sponsors of distance learners and that students who star a course by distance learning outside the UK must be granted a visa before travelling to the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-tier-4-sponsors-migrants-and-short-term-students


Governance Advice & Updates


The National Lottery Community Fund commits £1.4 million to a new partnership with Global Fund for Children

The National Lottery Community Fund has today announced a £1.4m investment that will aim to support black, Asian and ethnic minority-led infrastructure and leadership practice across the sector.

The funder has partnered with Global Fund for Children to assist with the co-creation and delivery of the Phoenix Fund, a BAME-led fund that will support communities and BAME leadership practice in England.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2020-08-04/the-national-lottery-community-fund-commits-1-4-million-to-a-new-partnership-with-global-fund-for-children 


Directory of Social Change Online Training

August

Tools and techniques for problem solving - Thursday 6 August

Moving into fundraising - Thursday 6 August

Resilience - Thursday 6 August

Communications and branding - Monday 10 August

Essential presentation skills - Thursday 13 August

Communicating to influence - Friday 14 August

Minute taking skills - Friday 14 August

Proposal Writing: Developing your skills - Wednesday 26 August

Introduction to impact measurement - Wednesday 26 August

Introduction to corporate fundraising - Thursday 27 August

Duties of a Company Secretary - Friday 28 August

September

Impact: Understanding and Quantifying Your Social Value - Monday 7 September

Support and supervision of staff  2- Thursday 16 September

Moving into Management - Tuesday 22 September

Support and supervision of staff 1 - Thursday 24 September

Finance for Non-Finance Managers - Thursday 24 September


NCVO Governance Round-Up: July 2020

In NCVO’s governance round-up for charity trustees this month:

  • an update on the Charity Governance Code refresh
  • Charity governance code webinar
  • registration is open for our governance forum later this month
  • some advice on maintaining staff wellbeing during the pandemic
  • and more...

https://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2020/07/28/governance-round-up-july-2020/ 


Funding News


The Screwfix Foundation

After being closed for nearly three months, the Foundation is now open for applications from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be helping those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, distress or other disadvantages in the UK.
  • Be looking for funding to support projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings in deprived areas or for those in need.

This can include repairing run-down buildings and decorating the homes of people living with illness and disability. Projects should be environmentally friendly.

https://www.screwfix.com/help/screwfixfoundation/ 

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Offices 1 & 2, Lower Ground Floor of Town Hall
No. 1 Rose Hill East
Chesterfield, S40 1NU

Company Limited by Guarantee No.4294079 / Registered Charity No.1089963
Tel 01246 274844
Email info@linkscvs.org.uk