The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited

 

 
 

Date:  04/09/2020

                             Issue: 98

 

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.

Please note that the staff will be working from home and can be contacted on the details below during our usual office hours 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Our email address info@linkscvs.org.uk will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: sandra.pink@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07889 726846..
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: jon.wynn@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email: martin.conlan@linkscvs.org.uk
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: sushri@btinternet.com Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email: james.lee@linkscvs.org.uk


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 -

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RXZ9NWS


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. 

However, there are still people needing help, mainly for shopping, collecting prescriptions, someone to talk to; and they could be your neighbours. 

Are you doing this in your local area or do you know of any people who have got together and are offering neighbourly support to people in need?

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that you can be added to the list of help in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire.

Link to survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NRRNR9G


Chesterfield COVID-19 support directory

Comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources
  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information
  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision
  • personal and business financial support and guidance
  • resources for children and parents

The directory can be accessed here - http://ow.ly/Nqir50zjdrz

Please use the contact link at the top of the page to suggest corrections or contributions to the information in the directory, making sure you select ‘other.’


Below you can find a range of sources for advice and guidance on the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak for individuals and organisations.  These websites are updated regularly so to ensure you have most updated guidelines please check them frequently. Please forward this on to anyone you think may find this helpful.

Included in this bulletin:

Government Updates

No changes to travel corridor list

Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

COVID-19: reducing transmission – what you can do to help

COVID-19: guidance for food businesses

Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 3 September 2020

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

Demographic data for coronavirus testing (England): 28 May to 26 August

Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool

Governance Advice & Updates

ACAS - National e-connect newsletter

HMRC Webinars - Employer Support

DSC Essential Online Training - more dates added

Charity Commission launches improved public register of charities

Small Charities Coalition - Weekly Newsletter 01.09.2020

Funding News

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

LGBT Consortium and the National Emergencies Trust

Derbyshire County Council - Small Grants for Falls Awareness

Funding Talk: Catalyst COVID-19 Digital Response Fund

The Theatre Artist Fund

Government Updates


No changes to travel corridor list

People should check latest government advice before travelling.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/no-changes-to-travel-corridor-list 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

Jobs that qualify for exemptions from self-isolation or passenger locator form requirements.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules


COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Revised language in relation to self-isolation.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance 


COVID-19: reducing transmission – what you can do to help

Advice on how you can help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Revised language in relation to self-isolation.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-reducing-transmission-what-you-can-do-to-help 


COVID-19: guidance for food businesses

Advice for food businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK. Revised language in relation to self-isolation.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-food-businesses


Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 3 September 2020

Early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and society. These faster indicators are created using rapid response surveys, novel data sources and experimental methods.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-and-the-latest-indicators-for-the-uk-economy-and-society-3-september-2020 


NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact tracing data in its weekly reports. Updated to include more detail about coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-test-and-trace-statistics-england-methodology 


Demographic data for coronavirus testing (England): 28 May to 26 August

Information on testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) by different demographic groups under NHS Test and Trace.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/demographic-data-for-coronavirus-testing-england-28-may-to-26-august 


Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool

National monitoring tool that brings together metrics to assess the wider impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on health. Updated with new data release.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wider-impacts-of-covid-19-on-health-monitoring-tool 


Governance Advice & Updates


ACAS - National e-connect newsletter

The latest newsletter from ACAS featuring:

  • Free process maps
  • Digital training sessions and webinars
  • And more

HMRC Webinars - Employer Support

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing

HMRC will provide an overview of the scheme, including flexible furloughing, examples of how to work out the amount you can claim and the changes for September and October.

They’ll also share information on the Job Retention Bonus, including how to check if you’re eligible.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8528021499696163331 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme: 

More dates have now been added. Get the latest information on:

  • who can claim
  • who you can claim for
  • how to make a claim
  • what you may be entitled to, and more.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/3667545685723120643 


DSC Essential Online Training - more dates added

Financial governance for trustees -  Thursday 1 October

Introduction to Corporate Fundraising – Monday 5 October

Moving into Fundraising – Wednesday 7 October

Mastering Time Management - Wednesday 7 October

Tools and Techniques for Problem-Solving & Decision Making - Thursday 8 October

Living our Values - Friday 9 October

Creating an organisational strategy: practical, engaging and inspiring - Monday 12 October

Managing for Managers - Tuesday-Thursday 13-15 October

Proposal Writing for Beginners - Thursday 15 October

Income Diversification - Friday 16 October

Communications and Branding - Thursday 22 October

Proposal Writing: Developing your Skills - Thursday 22 October

Fundraising with Digital Marketing - Friday 23 October

Emotional Intelligence for Managers and Leaders - Thursday 29 October


Charity Commission launches improved public register of charities

The Charity Commission has launched an improved public register of charities, which makes more information about individual charities available to donors and the public. The register receives over 40 million page views per year. The regulator says the public feel strongly about transparency around where charity money goes and the efficient use of resources by charities, and the register is an important source of information for the public, funders, philanthropists and charities themselves. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-online-register-of-charities-widens-the-publics-window-into-how-charities-are-run 


Small Charities Coalition - Weekly Newsletter 01.09.2020

The latest newsletter from the Small Charities Coalition featuring:

  • Latest News from the SCC
  • News from Civil Society
  • Resources
  • Consultations and surveys
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
  • And much more

https://linkscvs.org.uk/sites/default/files/SCC%20Weekly%20Newsletter%2001.09.2020.pdf 


Funding News


The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund is a new fund to tackle food poverty. We have seen a significant rise over recent years in the coalfields of the number of projects providing food to those who cannot afford it. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this problem with more people being referred to food banks, and tens of thousands of children skipping meals due to family income being too low.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting the UK’s former coal mining communities, has joined forces with Company Shop to award fast track funds to projects responding to these growing challenges. Company Shop is the UK’s largest commercial redistributor of food and household products, and sells surplus food and household items from well-known retailers and brands at hugely discounted prices.

 Projects can apply for up to £2,500 and if successful, will be granted a Company Shop membership to maximise their purchasing power. The discounts offered means for every £10 spent, a project will typically get £30 in goods (if they purchased these goods directly from the retailer). So for a £2,500 award a project could receive goods up to the value of £7,500.

https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/england/the-coalfield-food-insecurity-response-fund/ 


LGBT Consortium and the National Emergencies Trust

LGBT Consortium and the National Emergencies Trust have announced a new £350,000 grants programme to support UK based LGBT+ non-profit groups, organisations and projects most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all the funding has been awarded.

https://www.consortium.lgbt/NETFund/ 


Derbyshire County Council - Small Grants for Falls Awareness - Deadline: 21st September 2020

Derbyshire County Council’s Falls Prevention Social Marketing Campaign has relaunched across Derbyshire.  As part of this campaign, they are running a small grants scheme to support local activities, especially amongst community groups, teams and services who are not usually involved in falls prevention work.  They would welcome applications from across Derbyshire but are particularly interested in those people who live and work in areas with higher numbers of fallers.  These are High Peak, Chesterfield, South Derbyshire and Amber Valley.

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/adult-care-and-wellbeing/help-to-live-at-home/falls/falls-prevention-grants/falls-prevention-grants.aspx 


Funding Talk: Catalyst COVID-19 Digital Response Fund

Monday, September 7, 2020 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Emergency funding of up to £60k available to nonprofits in England that are committed to proactively sharing learnings with other organisations in their networks.

Funding size: £5,000 to £60,000

Application deadlines:

7th September 2020, 5pm (Discovery Programme)

20th September 2020, 5pm (Development Programme)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/funding-talk-catalyst-covid-19-digital-response-fund-tickets-119579362091


The Theatre Artist Fund

The Theatre Artist Fund is welcoming its second round of applications for one-off emergency grants of £1,000. The fund was set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers in the UK. The Fund is supported by donors such as, Netflix, The Estate of Sir Peter and Lady Saunders, Backstage Trust, and Arts Council England. Applications close at 12pm on Thursday 10 September. The purpose of the grant is to support applicants' living costs.

https://theatreartists.fund/who-is-the-theatre-artists-fund-for/ 

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

 
     
 
                                       
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