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.
Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07889 726846..
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.
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.
A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19. The EAFRD Q&A has been updated. See the dates next to all questions for recent updates and additions.
Information for schools, students and parents on how GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020. Guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers: Summer 2020 grades for GCSE, AS and A level, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths document updated. VTQ awarding organisation appeals and complaints links guidance added to General resources for Vocational Qualifications section.
Advice on vocational and technical qualifications, and other general qualifications.
What local authorities will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term.
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. The YouTube video about how to participate in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme has been amended and information about what has changed for parents – Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, has been added.
Guidance updated in line with the Health Protection Regulations 2020 and The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus. Updated to add information on if your endorsement has expired for a Global Talent, Start-up or Innovator visa.
Our online services have not been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are running as normal. Updated driving licence extension information
Review into how different factors have affected COVID-19 risk and outcomes. Added 8 spreadsheets to provide further data from the review. Updates made to main report which include new updates and corrections log.
Minister for Equalities Kemi Badenoch’s letter to stakeholder engagement participants to the Public Health England Review, to thank them for their work and invite them to further engage with government.
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 9 August) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.
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.
Governance Advice & Updates
Tuesday 25 August, 11:00-11:45am
Many charity landlords and tenants will be thinking about changing their use or occupation of property post-Covid 19, e.g. by reconfiguring, sharing or offloading space or changing their activities carried out from the property.
Clare Garbett from Russell Cooke will provide an insight into the legal matters to consider when doing this and the legal pitfalls to avoid.
Thursday 8th October, 9:45-10:45am
For many employers, payroll tasks continue. Almost all benefits in kind can now be payrolled meaning no more forms P11D.
Payrolling – tax employees’ benefits through your payroll: You can register for payrolling benefits in 2021-22 up to 5 April 2021. This webinar will explain how to register, what advantages there are and examples of how to deal with some of the most common benefits.
The Directory of Social Change’s Key Guides give you everything you need to know about the most important parts of running a successful charity, and if you’re managing and leading staff or volunteers, Debra Allcock Tyler’s books could be just what you need to boost your inspiration.
Research carried out by the charity leaders body Acevo and the Centre for Mental Health shows 33 per cent of the 85 charities surveyed said they expected to have to make job cuts in the next 12 months. But a further 36 per cent of respondents said they were unsure if they would have to make redundancies, meaning at worst almost seven in 10 charities could be cutting jobs over the next year.
NCVO’s latest newsletter includes information and expert guidance from partner organisations that we work with frequently across four key areas:
Race & Equality
While those communities have often been accused of a lack of integration, the response from Muslim charities is nothing short of active citizenship. In March, lockdown plunged the UK into crisis. The coronavirus pandemic that we are all now too familiar with, wreaked havoc on the charity landscape as need for aid escalated and donor streams simultaneously plummeted.
Many charities were stretched to their limits, working day and night in dangerous conditions to deliver support to isolated and vulnerable people.
An overwhelming sense of community spirit began to emerge in all communities, and among these the Muslim community were no stranger to the effort.
But while charitable response across all sectors as been phenomenal, for Muslim-led groups the overwhelming silence about their valuable contribution has been almost deafening.
To cast a spotlight on the work of Muslim-led community organisations responding to critical need, the Muslim Charities Forum produced a report titled The Neighbours Next Door.
To read the report please click the link below:
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.
These grants are aimed at projects for children and young people aged 0 to 19, or up to the age of 25 if they have a disability. The following are examples of the things we are looking to fund:
If you’d like to check whether the project and items you are requesting funding for are eligible please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants and technical support are available for town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums to draw up a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order in England.
The following support is available:
The Force for Change Programme has been set up in response to the findings of a recent Trust consultation which indicated that the three areas most in need of support are: mental health, veterans at risk of isolation and support for Armed Forces families.
Established registered charities or community interest companies with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; Armed Forces unit or bases; local authorities; and schools can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects lasting up to a year.
Projects must fit under one of two main themes:
In response to the coronavirus crisis, Theatres Trust has repurposed their small grants schemes to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to not-for-profit theatres across the UK to help make Covid-19 related adaptions and prepare for re-opening. The scheme will run an a rolling basis throughout 2020.
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