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.
Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19 in an emergency. Added hand hygiene to the list of items that can be ordered.
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. Added paragraph clarifying the position for travelling to work in local lockdown areas.
Article by Ofqual Chair, as first published in Sunday Telegraph 9 August 2020.
This page provides details about security, cleaning and social-distancing arrangements in court and tribunal buildings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health and social care settings, other non-clinical settings, and for the general public. Updated to reflect changes to self-isolation period and face coverings regulations.
Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers, employees and suppliers
NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England will extend its partnership with local authorities to reach more people testing positive and their contacts.
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 9 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England.
Governance Advice & Updates
The Directory of Social Change are trying again to get key information about the Coronavirus Community Support Fund into the public domain – and don’t forget you’ve still got time to get your bid in this week if you haven’t already.
The update at the end of July by the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) was helpful but key questions remain unanswered. So last week they have made another Freedom of Information request, this time to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
It is no secret that disadvantaged households and families in our society have been disproportionately affected by the COVID19 outbreak. Refugees and asylum seekers have been particularly hard hit due to isolation (many don’t have access to phones or internet) and from being cut off from the support services they rely on.
Have you watched the Fundraising Regulator's new webinar? It introduces charity staff, volunteers and trustees to the Code of Fundraising Practice, which sets the standards for fundraising. Watch the short video now.
Read the latest report from NESTA on how the voluntary sector and start-ups can collaborate and how charities and start-up organisations can begin to maximise these benefits and minimise barriers.
Funding Top Tips
Jay Kennedy and the DSC research team give you some handy funding tips.
Top tips for managing funder relationships in a crisis
Director of Policy and Research, Jay Kennedy, gives you 7 top tips for managing funder relationships in a crisis.
Wednesday 19th August, 9:30am – 10:30am
Get Grants will be joined by the Lloyds Bank Foundation team to explore their new COVID Recovery Fund with attendees.
This new fund seeks to support registered charities beyond the immediate crisis by offering them unrestricted funds to recover from this complex period. The Lloyds Bank Foundation COVID Recovery Fund will offer around 140 charities a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside a Development Partner to help charities navigate a tumultuous future.
Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and receive insights direct from Lloyds Bank Foundation about the new COVID Recovery fund.
Where: Zoom – meeting ID and password will be emailed to you prior to the event.
This funding opportunity is about looking to the future and making a bigger change. We’re looking for organisations that will make a significant contribution to their sector – for example, whether that’s forging new ways of working in the wake of COVID-19, contributing evidence that will move things forward, cross-sector collaboration which recognises the way issues intersect, or advocacy and campaigning work. We are looking for change making efforts that are relevant to our social change themes of homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, and early childhood development.
Funding of £150,000 to £600,000 is available.
The £1m Phoenix Fund will support Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are four short application windows with deadlines on 21 August, 2 September, 16 September and 13 October.
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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