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.
Information on meeting with others safely. Page updated in line with the latest government guidance.
The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives. Page updated in line with the latest government guidance.
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Revised to reflect changes to upcoming NHS Test and Trace rules and restrictions on social groups gatherings.
Frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak. Document updated in line with the latest government guidance.
This guidance is designed to enable the safe reopening of places of worship for a broader range of activities and includes a checklist for special religious services and gatherings. Added High Holy Day services and gatherings COVID-19 checklist.
Organisations in certain sectors should collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and visitors on their premises to support NHS Test and Trace. Updated with information for organisations on displaying an official NHS QR poster.
How you can safely expand the group of people you have close contact with during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Updated the guidance to say that support bubbles cannot be changed.
Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak. Easy read version of the guidance added.
How to travel safely in airports and on aircraft during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New rules on social gatherings of more than 6 people.
New experimental data on the UK economy detailing the impact on businesses from the coronavirus (COVID-19).This article introduced weighted BICS data for the first time and provides details on the method and differences with the unweighted estimates from previous BICS releases.
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 type II masks to the list of items that can be ordered and updated order limits for GPs and social care providers.
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. Specified that the £300 of funding for employer representatives is for each job placement.
Guidance and video to help you do your antibody test correctly, post your sample and get your results.
Guidance to help local authorities and partners to deliver activities supported through the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund. Updated RHSS FAQ with version 5.
Guidance for schools and further education (FE) providers on the initial supply of coronavirus (COVID-19) home testing kits for pupils, teachers and staff. Updated information on ordering test kits and clarification of wording for different age group test use.
Our online services have not been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are running as normal. Updated contact centre opening hours.
Governance Advice & Updates
In a blog post for the equality campaign group #CharitySoWhite, Kristiana Wrixon said that in her experience, “policy departments in ‘mainstream’ charities are one of the whitest, middle-class, non-disabled, heteronormative parts of the voluntary sector workforce”.
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Magic Little Grants will be awarding over 900 grants of £500 to community projects. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. Applications will receive a decision on their application and, if successful, the funding within two months of submission. There are only around 200 Magic Little Grants left so please get your applications in ASAP!
Important Coronavirus Update
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.
Congratulations to the African Caribbean Community Association for their successful bid to the Tackling Inequalities Fund for £6000. They will be providing their members with tablets and equipment to take part in weekly chair based exercises on Zoom.
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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