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 government has announced new measures to suppress the virus and keep the number of infections down.
Mental health campaign supports the wellbeing of children, young people and their parents.
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Amended to reflect up coming changes to rules on social gathering
Frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Department for Education wants to build temporary educational psychologist capacity in England to support schools and colleges returning in September.
If you are an employer looking to create jobs placements for young people, apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme. Added instructions for public sector organisations and exempt charities without a Companies House or Charity Commission number.
Guidance on infection prevention and control for COVID-19. Sustained community transmission is occurring across the UK. Removed ‘Considerations for acute personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages’.
Guidance for those managing council buildings. Updated to reflect changes in rules on gatherings, and on track and trace.
Slides on coronavirus from yesterday’s press conference.
Advice on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others from coronavirus. Updated guidance on meeting other people.
The ‘Hands. Face. Space’ public information campaign urges the public to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates and avoid a second peak.
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. 5 steps to working safely – This section has been withdrawn.
How you can safely expand the group of people you have close contact with during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.
Guidance for higher education providers in England on when and how to reopen their campuses and buildings. Updated HE provider guidance and added Higher Education coronavirus (COVID19) NHS Test andTrace handbook.
Action notes to inform European Social Fund (ESF) grant recipients of an action they must complete. ESF Action Note 054/20 – Clarification on the requirement that only participants achieving RQF-accredited qualifications be counted when reporting on the qualification-related ESF result indicators has been added.
Governance Advice & Updates
Tuesday 22 September 2020 - 11:00 - 11:45
The financial impact of Covid-19 has led many unincorporated charities to reconsider their legal structure, given the potential for personal trustee liability.
Gareth Roy will consider the benefits of incorporating your charity, including the protection it offers to trustees, and will explain the process of incorporating into either a charitable company or a charitable incorporated organisation.
Nearly 200 charity sector colleagues have signed up so far for a week of inspiration, updates and information on all things finance, leadership and governance.
Book your space now to watch 3 sessions a day live, take in plenty of pre-recorded video content to view at your leisure and much more besides. Even if you have commitments when some of the sessions are running, you won't miss out as you will be able to access recordings of any sessions you may have missed.
Think tanks try to influence the climate of opinion and the direction of public policy. So anyone who cares about women’s rights, their distinctive challenges and future opportunities, will want to know that think tanks are equipped to understand these and take them thoroughly into account.
Opens for round 3 applications on Thursday 10th September at 1pm, for one week exactly.
The fund provides grants of £10,000 to £300,000. It's for:
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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