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

 

 
 

Date:  07/08/2020

                             Issue: 84

 

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

Hot weather warning issued for parts of the country

Claim money back through the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Coronavirus (COVID-19): notification to organisations to share information

Domestic abuse: get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas to be removed from travel corridors list

School attendance: guidance for schools

Your results, what next?

Appeal arrangements for AS, A levels and GCSEs

Student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints: summer 2020

Student guide to post-16 qualification results: summer 2020

REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: June 2020 results

Largest testing programme for coronavirus shows virus continued to decline in June

Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 6 August 2020

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

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

Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics

Governance Advice & Updates

What COVID-19 means for the charity sector 

DSC - Holiday Time

Are young people replacing older volunteers?

NCVO Webinars

Semble - Upcoming FREE workshops from THE FUNDING DOCTOR

Stir to Action Festival - 1st-3rd September 2020

School for Social Entrepreneurs - Navigating the New Normal

Build Back Better Campaign

Funding News

Social Enterprise Support Fund 

The Centre for Social Justice Awards Live

Government Updates


Hot weather warning issued for parts of the country

Public Health England issues a heat-health warning as the Met Office forecasts high temperatures.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hot-weather-warning-issued-for-parts-of-the-country 


Claim money back through the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Find out how to claim the reimbursement for discounts given to diners with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. The claims service for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme is now live.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-money-back-through-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): notification to organisations to share information

Notification to healthcare organisations, GPs, local authorities and arm’s length bodies that they should share information to support efforts against coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-notification-of-data-controllers-to-share-information 


Domestic abuse: get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse. Added more information about help for children and young people.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help 


Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for providers of supported living settings.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supported-living-services-during-coronavirus-covid-19 


Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas to be removed from travel corridors list

Brunei and Malaysia will be added to the travel corridors list.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/andorra-belgium-and-the-bahamas-to-be-removed-from-travel-corridors-list 


School attendance: guidance for schools

How schools can use pupil registers and attendance codes, including in circumstances due to coronavirus (COVID-19), and set school hours and term dates. Added ‘Addendum’ document, updated main guidance document with information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and edited ‘details’ text to explain the role of the 2 documents for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-attendance


Your results, what next?

Understanding your qualifications grades this summer. Grading in 2020 – information for students animation video added.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/your-results-what-next 


Appeal arrangements for AS, A levels and GCSEs

Arrangements confirmed for appeals on AS, A level and GCSE grading in summer 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/appeal-arrangements-for-as-a-levels-and-gcses 


Student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints: summer 2020

A guide for those receiving qualification results in England this summer.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/student-guide-to-appeals-and-malpractice-or-maladministration-complaints-summer-2020 


Student guide to post-16 qualification results: summer 2020

A guide for those receiving qualification results in England this summer. Page 7 of the guide now includes a website link for the Information Commissioner’s Office website and further details.Page 11 and 20 of the guide have been updated with additional information and guidance on appeals.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/student-guide-to-post-16-qualification-results-summer-2020 


REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: June 2020 results

Results of real-time assessment of community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) during June 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/react-1-study-of-coronavirus-transmission-june-2020-results 


Largest testing programme for coronavirus shows virus continued to decline in June

The second monthly REACT-1 report from Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI has been published, showing how the virus has spread in England.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/largest-testing-programme-for-coronavirus-shows-virus-continued-to-decline-in-june 


Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 6 August 2020

Early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and society. These faster indicators are created using rapid response surveys, novel data sources and experimental methods.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-and-the-latest-indicators-for-the-uk-economy-and-society-6-august-2020 


NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact tracing data in its weekly reports.  Updated to correct an error in how the number of people tested relates to the number of positive cases and to add further details on which cases are transferred to NHS Test and Trace.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-test-and-trace-statistics-england-methodology


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. Updated with: CBILS and BBLS data by constituency.

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


Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, cases and deaths in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public


Governance Advice & Updates


What COVID-19 means for the charity sector 

COVID-19 has changed the way charities operate, and will continue to do so. Charity Digital explores what this means for the sector - past, present & future.

https://charitydigital.org.uk/topics/what-covid-19-means-for-the-charity-sector---past-present-and-future-7750 


DSC - Holiday Time

Holidays are meant to be holidays, so whether you are heading abroad or staycating, it's important to know the job will be done while you've got your feet up. Ben Wittenberg, DSC's Director of Development has some top tips for taking holidays and making sure you've got someone acting in absence to manage your team.

He's even given you our own Acting in Absence policy to pinch, so you've no excuse for not letting a more junior member of staff step up. Download it for free here.


Are young people replacing older volunteers?

The number of older volunteers has declined during the pandemic, exacerbating trends across the sector over the past eight years the nfpSynergy report "The big trend; Are young people replacing old people as the key volunteering group?" finds. The report says there have been some fairly dramatic changes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

https://nfpsynergy.net/blog/are-young-people-replacing-older-people-key-volunteering-group 


NCVO Webinars

The latest NCVO webinars are now open for booking on their website.

One course not to miss is the recently launched case for support workshop. This interactive session contains all the information that you need to write detailed, high value funding applications and proposals.

https://booking.ncvo.org.uk/training/categories/online 


Semble - Upcoming FREE workshops from THE FUNDING DOCTOR

This series of workshops, run by the expert “Funding Doctor” Corinna Hartwig, will help you get smart and savvy about securing sustainable funding.

Across three workshops - 11 Aug, 25 Aug and 15 Sept - we’ll explore where to find more funding opportunities, how you can be more attractive to funders, and how to build a solid funding strategy. Get ready to share ideas, connect with like-minded changemakers, and leave empowered to win funding for your community project.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/semble-27770217239 


Stir to Action Festival - 1st-3rd September 2020

Stir to Action’s annual festival is a unique three days of inspiring conversations, interactive workshops, virtual reality experiences, live podcasts, idea surgeries, crowdfunding, sustainable food, craft beer, and live music.

https://www.stirtoaction.com/festival 


School for Social Entrepreneurs - Navigating the New Normal

The School for Social Entrepreneurs are looking for 10 organisation leaders to take part in their action-learning style course that will take place over five sessions and help one another whilst developing a blueprint for how the sector can recover from Covid-19. They will be holding a Question and Answer session on 25th August for anyone interested in applying for the course. The cost is £850 per organisation.

https://www.the-sse.org/courses/navigating-the-new-normal/ 


Build Back Better Campaign

The Build Back Better is a campaign for a coronavirus recovery plan that builds back better. The campaign is all about creating a new deal that prioritises people, invests in our NHS, and creates a robust, shockproof economy that is capable of tackling the climate crisis. The Build Back Better campaign is a great way for you to get involved with promoting social business and cooperative ways of working, whilst supporting new deals, and playing a part in the change. 

https://www.buildbackbetteruk.org/what-we-want 


Funding News


Social Enterprise Support Fund - Opens: Thursday 13th August for 1 week only! 

Round Two of the Social Enterprise Support Fund is open on Thursday 13th August at 1pm. The fund is providing essential financial support to help social enterprises during COVID-19. The aim is to help social enterprises meet additional demands, change the way they work, make their spaces COVID secure, and manage liquidity during the next six months.

The fund is only open for a week and will close at 1 pm on Thursday 20th August.

https://socialenterprisesupportfund.org.uk/


The Centre for Social Justice Awards Live!

The Centre for Social Justice Awards are open for applications for 2021. An annual, high profile award ceremony honouring the best grassroot, poverty-fighting charities and social enterprises across Britain, this is definitely an award to consider applying for if you are working hard to prevent and tackle poverty in Britain. The application process closes on 11th October 2020, and four winners will receive a grant of £10,000 to help them scale their impact.

https://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/awards/apply-2021 

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