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.
The latest information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Information updated to show Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier applications and applications to the Farming Recovery Fund are now closed. Removal of information about Bank Holiday opening hours.
This article follows turnover expectations of the same businesses over time, using the final results of Waves 6 to 11 of the voluntary fortnightly Business Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey (BICS), covering the period 1 June to 23 August 2020.
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds. Added employer contacts page to the collection.
Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England.
A ‘bounce-back’ plan of trade measures for the consumer and retail industry has been announced today to help support businesses impacted by Coronavirus.
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 couple of existing questions. There is one additional new question. See the dates next to the questions for updates.
To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, DfT provides statistics on transport use by mode, published daily for the return to school period.
This report compiles routinely updated indicators from multiple sources and summarises important findings from ongoing surveys.
These Spotlights describe variation in the mental health and wellbeing of the population by a particular characteristic, such as age or gender.
We are seeking views on proposed changes to the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. Updated to reflect all responses received by email as well as responses received directly through the online platform. This does not make a significant difference to the outcome of the consultation.
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term to support the return of children and young people with special education needs and disability (SEND). Updated guidance to reflect the actions special schools and other specialist settings need to support full opening from the start of the autumn term. The main changes are listed at the start of the document.
Governance Advice & Updates
Getting on Board is offering six full bursaries to people of colour to participate in its Charity Board Leadership Programme. People of colour represent only 8% of trustees, compared to 14% of the population. In the largest charities, that falls to 6%. Getting on Board wants to help people from all walks of life become trustees by working with charities to change their attitudes towards diversity and by working with aspiring trustees to better equip them to secure and thrive in a trustee role.The bursary offer deadline is Sunday 13 September.
Macmillan Cancer Support has warned that it's Coffee Morning fundraising is likely to drop by £20 million - or more than 70% - due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which takes place across cafes, shops, schools, offices and hospitals around the UK every September, was the second biggest mass-participation fundraiser organised by a charity in 2019 raising £27.5 million.
HMRC has now issued Revenue & Customs Brief 13 (2020): VAT charity digital advertising relief . The change is that HMRC now accepts that ‘Location Targeting’ is also within the zero rate.
The Alpkit Foundation is prioritising funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the pandemic. The grant generally supports direct action projects that work towards removing the barriers to getting outdoors. However, their grants of between £50 and £500 are now available for individuals, groups and schools that are responding to the crisis. The Foundation’s trustees consider applications every two months.
Grants are available for grassroots, local groups and organisations who can support LGBTQ+ communities through the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
Four levels of funding are available:
Grants are available to registered charities for projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in the UK or overseas, particularly those with a Christian emphasis and ethos. There is no application form. Applications should be made in writing and submitted by post or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be no more than two sides of A4. Applicants should also send audited accounts.
Grants are available for UK registered charities working in the UK in the areas of advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare, and improvement or protection of the environment. Grants generally range from £500 to £5,000. The majority of grants are one-off grants for one year. Occasionally longer term grants (usually up to three years) are agreed by the Trustees when deemed to have particular merit. The Trust offers funding to UK registered charities whose work addresses its charitable objectives, which are:
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