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.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock spoke at Policy Exchange about the future of public health.
Check examples to help you calculate your employee’s wages, National Insurance contributions and pension contributions if you’re claiming through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Examples have been added for September and October for working out how much to claim for a flexibly furloughed employee.
A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19. The ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates.
How providers will be assessed for the courses they submitted Removed details on submitting an application – applications have now closed.
This factsheet provides information about impacts on visits due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
A brand new organisation whose primary focus is public health protection and infectious disease capability is being established by the government.
Guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19. Updates made to section 4 to include guidance on when health and social care staff can be exempt from being considered a contact for the purposes of Test and Trace.
The statistical standardisation approach used in A levels and GCSEs was not used in most vocational and technical qualifications, including BTECs.
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. Added new guidance for young people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and have been shielding.
Infection survey to expand from testing 28,000 people per fortnight to 150,000 by October.
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. Related deaths time series spreadsheet updated with latest figures.
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 10 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England and coronavirus testing (UK).
A summary of attendance in education settings from Monday 23 March to Friday 17 July and early years settings from Thursday 16 April to Thursday 12 August.
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 16 August) for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.
This release provides data about the characteristics of people testing positive for COVID-19 from the COVID-19 Infection Survey. This survey is being delivered in partnership with the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester, Public Health England and Welcome Trust.
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 weekly stats.
Governance Advice & Updates
The 'insider approach' to government isn't working, Directory of Social Change CEO Debra Allcock Tyler writes in her latest blog. "When it becomes obvious that the normal rules of influencing are not working, then it seems to me that openly speaking truth to power must take priority.”
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS England and Improvement, and Public Health England (PHE) are inviting applications from VCSE organisations to join the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The Health and Wellbeing Alliance is part of the Health and Wellbeing Programme to promote health equalities and reduce health inequalities. The closing date for applications is midday on 6 November 2020.
HMRC has changed its policy on ‘digital advertising’ which could result in significant VAT savings for some charities. VAT is no longer considered due on the majority of internet search browsing advertisements. However, all advertising sent to a social media address that is a ‘personal account’, or where the recipient has paid a subscription for the site continues to be treated by HMRC as standard rated for VAT purposes.
What does the term ‘civil society’ mean to you? For some people it will conjure up images of charities and volunteers. For some, it means trade unions, political parties or pressure groups. Others may think of social enterprises or mutually owned businesses. Maybe to you it means universities, or religious groups.
Today NCVO have published their latest briefing, Beyond Charities, which gives a fuller picture of the size, scope and finances of civil society in the UK. The full report is free to read online. This blog summarises the key trends they’ve identified.
Emergency funding of up to £60,000 available to nonprofits in England that are committed to proactively sharing learnings with other organisations in their networks. This fund is aimed at organisations whose work has been affected by COVID-19 and who need emergency funding to continue to deliver essential services. It will support them to develop the digital, data and design capabilities that allow them to address urgent issues and serve the most vulnerable.
The Barrow Cadbury Trust’s COVID-19 Support Fund has re-opened with much broader eligibility criteria. The scheme is now open to organisations with an income of between £10,000 to £3 million providing support for refugees and migrants.
Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Fat Beehive Foundation Grant for Digital Services
Improving your digital presence can be transformational, but it’s really tough to secure funding in this area. The Fat Beehive Foundation exists to change that, offering small grants of up to £2,500 to charities with a turnover of less than £1 million.
Come and find out more about what they fund and how to apply
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