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.
The UK’s International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, delivered this statement during the Interactive Dialogue on COVID-19
Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation. Sports added to the team sports guidance list.
This page provides advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated when new advice is available. Additional guidance for regular court users and witnesses providing evidence during coronavirus document updated.
Today the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) and the MOD have announced that 100 UK Armed Forces charities will benefit from nearly £6-million of extra funding to support serving personnel, veterans and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. Three new charities added.
Sets out how to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK. You will not be allowed to leave the place you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK. Added example of exceptional circumstance which may permit you to leave your place of self-isolation: if you have a health condition or a disability that would be seriously exacerbated if you were not able to leave your accommodation (and its outdoor areas) where you are self-isolating to take exercise.
This prospectus provides prospective bidders with information on how to apply for funding and how the assessment process will work.
A further 25 charities will receive a share of £1 million boost as part of the government’s £10 million emergency fund.
Added ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 10 September 2020’.
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.
Governance Advice & Updates
The Building a Successful Organisation series, a collection of six half-day courses covering governance, marketing, strategy, income diversification and leadership, is back next month.
Each workshop will give insight, practical guidance and examples to improve a particular area of the organisation. Workshops can be booked individually, however you'll maximise your knowledge and skills by attending all six to help you build your organisation’s resilience.
Monday 5 October – Characteristics of successful, resilient and sustainable organisations
Friday 9 October – Legal, governance and risk management
Monday 12 October – Creating an appropriate organisational strategy that is practical, engaging and inspiring
Friday 16 October – Income diversification
Monday 19 October – Dynamic leadership approaches
Thursday 22 October – Communications and branding
The Pro Bono Economics and Civil Society Media COVID-19 Charity Impact Survey, in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Finance Group, is now open and will run until Sunday 20 September. The monthly tracker is designed to shine a light on the pressures that COVID-19 has placed on the charity sector. In August it showed that most charities expect to scale back their activities, despite demand for services being on the rise, leading to a £10.1 billion funding gap over the next six months.
Unsure about GDPR in the new Covid-19 world? TrustLaw are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 17th September to address the legal implications of Covid-19 on data protection for UK-based nonprofits and social enterprises. This is an opportunity to address your legal concerns and receive expert advice directly from lawyers.
Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing
We’ll 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.
We’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:
National Lottery Heritage Fund who is managing the fund on behalf of Defra is accepting applications for projects taking place in England that contribute to at least one of the following themes:
Projects will be favoured that create or retain jobs, creating opportunities and benefits for all ages, including young people. The fund will create a broad range of jobs such as ecologists, surveyors, nature reserve staff and education workers in environment organisations, and support their suppliers in areas such as agricultural engineering, horticulture, and equipment and seed supply.
A total of £40 million is being made available with grants ranging from £50,000 to £5 million. The funding can be used for both capital and core costs during the period 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2022.
The deadlines are:
The Enterprise Development Programme offers grant and learning support for charities and social enterprises looking to increase their sustainability by developing or growing their enterprise. It is open to organisations in a range of sectors including mental health and equality, and at different stages of development, from those in a testing phase to those at a stage of scale.
To find out more about the Enterprise Development Programme and complete an expression of interest by 25th September (for mental health) or 29th October (for equality) click on the link below.
The KFC Foundation provides grants to support grassroots organisations in the communities where KFC’s restaurants are located. Grants are intended for organisations who are empowering young people in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. The Foundation aims to fund work that helps young people create firm foundations, by addressing their needs through early intervention. Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available.
Development grants and matched investments are available for new and existing community businesses, with charitable purposes, that are based in England and are planning to make, or have recently launched, community share offers. The programme offers three levels of support, dependent on an applicant's stage of development:
Applications from areas in greater need (for example areas in the top 30% of the UK Government's Indices of Multiple Deprivation) are encouraged and given priority.
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