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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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.
Public Health England issues a heat-health warning as the Met Office forecasts high temperatures.
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.
Notification to healthcare organisations, GPs, local authorities and arm’s length bodies that they should share information to support efforts against coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.
Guidance for providers of supported living settings.
Brunei and Malaysia will be added to the travel corridors list.
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.
Understanding your qualifications grades this summer. Grading in 2020 – information for students animation video added.
Arrangements confirmed for appeals on AS, A level and GCSE grading in summer 2020.
A guide for those receiving qualification results in England this summer.
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.
Results of real-time assessment of community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) during June 2020.
The second monthly REACT-1 report from Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI has been published, showing how the virus has spread in England.
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.
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.
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.
The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, cases and deaths in the UK.
Governance Advice & Updates
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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