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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
People should check latest government advice before travelling.
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from self-isolation or passenger locator form requirements.
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Revised language in relation to self-isolation.
Advice on how you can help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Revised language in relation to self-isolation.
Advice for food businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK. Revised language in relation to self-isolation.
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.
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.
Information on testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) by different demographic groups under NHS Test and Trace.
National monitoring tool that brings together metrics to assess the wider impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on health. Updated with new data release.
Governance Advice & Updates
The latest newsletter from ACAS featuring:
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme:
More dates have now been added. Get the latest information on:
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
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.
The latest newsletter from the Small Charities Coalition featuring:
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.
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.
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.
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
7th September 2020, 5pm (Discovery Programme)
20th September 2020, 5pm (Development Programme)
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.
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