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.
The measures to protect students and universities during the coronavirus outbreak, including temporary student number controls and additional places.
An operational note for Ofsted inspectors carrying out interim visits to registered early years providers from 1 September 2020.
A guide for schools and colleges on who should enter students for autumn exams. It also explains the support DfE is giving for sites, invigilators and exam fees. Updated guidance setting out the support that DfE is providing for autumn exams through the DfE Exam Support Service.
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. A webinar about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been added.
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Updated global case numbers.
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.
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. Vehicles – Updated guidance on consulting the workforce before returning to work (section 2) and protecting people who are at higher risk (section 2.1).
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Updated translated versions to reflect changes to core guidance.
Summary of the PHE data series on deaths in people with COVID-19, outlining what the changes mean and how the data compare to other COVID-19 death data series.
The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, cases and deaths in the UK. The way deaths are reported has been reviewed and updated using a measure based on a 28-day limit between the date of a positive lab-confirmed test and date of death. In addition, we are no longer publishing the ‘tests made available’ and have included an explanation for this.
The publication of daily data on coronavirus deaths will resume from today, following a review by Public Health England (PHE) of the methodology used to calculate the figures.
Governance Advice & Updates
The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) has published a new report on how foundations can align funding practices with their mission, consider the impact of funding practices on those who experience them, and seek to achieve a positive impact beyond a financial contribution. Find out more.
Andrew Purkis, DSC trustee, looks at what approach is most effective for creating change in public policy. Find out more.
The latest Employer Bulletin from HMRC includes all of the latest COVID-19 updates to help you continue to meet your payroll obligations to HMRC and to claim any relevant grants and rebates during this challenging time. This includes the latest update on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and what you need to know from 1 August onwards, as well as a reminder on the Loan Charge and an update on the end of VAT payment deferrals.
The government has published updated coronavirus volunteering guidance, which reflects the latest changes on local lockdowns, travel, face coverings, shielding, self-isolation and working safely.
You can read the ‘Coronavirus: how to help safely’ guidance here.
Guidance on volunteer placements, rights and expenses has also been updated here.
Lloyds Bank Foundation has announced a £7.4 million COVID recovery fund for small and medium-sized charities that support people with complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness or domestic abuse. Around 140 charities will be given a two-year grant of up to £50,000 as well as a development partner. To ensure funding is distributed equally, at least a quarter of the funding will be given to charities that are led by, or that benefit people from BAME communities.
Round two of the Social Enterprise Support Fund opened today (13 August). Grants of between £10,000 and £300,000 are available to social enterprises in England that are supporting people and communities affected by the pandemic.
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