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..
Venues open after lockdown survey
Some groups are finding their meeting place is not big enough to allow social distancing. We would like to hear from venues who may be able to offer them alternative facilities.
Link to survey here -
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.
For people who need support when outside their home and people who provide this support during coronavirus (COVID-19).
A new £500 million funding package will be invested in next generation testing technology and increased testing capacity.
Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak. Added a new section on how home care providers can support the NHS Test and Trace service. Updated links to hospital discharge service guidance.
How you can see people that you do not live with while protecting yourself and others from coronavirus (COVID-19). Added information on fines for participating in or holding an illegal gathering of over 30 people.
If you are an employer looking to create job placements for young people, check if you can apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme. Added link to specific Kickstart Scheme employer contacts.
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 children’s care homes and secure homes and children’s residential special schools to the categories of provider that can order from the portal. Updated the order limits for GPs and pharmacies.
Standard operating procedure on how to run a safe and effective medicines reuse scheme in a care home or hospice during the coronavirus outbreak.
Guidance for education providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection. Added links to guidance on interim activity for state-funded schools, independent schools and further education and skills providers.
Information for providers about managing initial teacher training courses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). We have removed guidance relating to the 2019 to 2020 academic year and added an ITT trainees from overseas section. We have also updated the C1.2 degree entry requirements and the 120 days in schools and early years ITT sections.
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 Self-Employment Income Support Scheme YouTube videos for claiming the second grant and for Universal Credit and Child Benefit have been updated.
Guidance for residential educational settings with international students under the age of 18 entering and travelling to the UK.
How to protect care home residents and staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Added a new section on how care homes can support the NHS Test and Trace service.
Data tables containing estimates for engagement in DCMS sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic
The number of individuals claiming the SEISS grant up to 31 July 2020 by age, gender, industry sector and geography. The ‘Glossary’, ‘Methodology and data sources’ and ‘Strengths and limitations’ sections have been expanded to include additional information.
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.
Governance Advice & Updates
This special event, the brainchild of one of the UK's leading charities Volunteering Matters, will be hosted from London by TV and radio presenters Gaby Roslin and Amanda Byram on 17 September. The Massive Get Together will provide an evening of entertainment and variety, to raise money for the 10 amazing charities involved - Marie Curie, The Children's Trust, FareShare, St John Ambulance, Royal Voluntary Service, Love Your Neighbour, Crisis, Thames Hospice, Volunteering Matters and The Conservation Trust.
Legacy consortium, Remember A Charity, is urging charities across the UK to come together and celebrate the impact of legacy during this year's Remember A Charity Week (07-13 September 2020), inspiring supporters to consider leaving a gift in their Will.
A growing proportion of finance directors at the UK’s biggest charities moved into the sector from private companies, according to a survey. The data, published in Civil Society's September Charity Finance magazine, shows that 45% of finance directors at the largest charities had a corporate background directly before starting their current job. Around one in five charity finance directors joined from a public body, with another third recruited from within the voluntary sector.
To support charities during COVID-19, NCVO have opened their member-exclusive resources to everyone. For just a few more weeks, you can still get access to NCVO’s practical resources, from governance support to volunteer management or finance help.
NCVO’s autumn training programme is now live and they have a full range of accessible and affordable online courses, focusing on key topics including funding strategy, planning your next steps and safeguarding.
The second round of funding is now open for Arts Council England's £500 million Culture Recovery Fund. Funding is available to both profit and not-to-profit cultural organisations in England that were financially stable before COVID-19 but are now at risk.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist the employment prospects of people aged 11 years and older.
Applications will be considered from UK charities that have been registered with the Charity Commission for at least three years and have an annual turnover that does not exceed £500,000. Priority will be given to charities working with collaborative networks.
One-off grants are available to registered medically related charities in the UK and Republic of Ireland for medical capital projects, medical care or research, medical training and running costs. It offers grant funding to registered health charities such as hospitals, hospices and medical organisations for medical projects, care, research or support of medical training. You can apply for up to £10,000.
The MSE Charity is funded by Money Saving Expert and gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money.
The Charity holds two funding rounds each year, with a different theme for each round.
In response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Charity has modified some of the funding criteria for the September 2020 round but has kept the overarching theme the same as in previous years. The Charity will fund projects that focus on building financial capability skills for those who need it most, to support people recovering from the results of the pandemic and equip them to move forward.
The maximum grant is £7,500. The applications most likely to be successful are those that ask for funding for a specific activity cost rather than a general contribution to running costs or a much larger project. Organisations can include requests for up to £500 for IT equipment that is essential for the delivery of the project in their application.
Small to medium-sized non-profit organisations with a constitution can apply.
Individual packages of financial and business support are available for successful applicants. These could include any or all of the following:
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust offers funding to UK registered charities whose work takes place in the UK and directly supports the theme selected by the Trustees for that year.
The Trust operates a three-year rotation system, with different fields of interests being funded each year:
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