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 -
You can view responses to this survey via the following link:
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.
Guidance for making arrangements for limited visits for care homes with the support of their director of public health. Added a note to say that the guidance will be updated following publication of the adult social care winter plan.
Contact details for complaints to awarding organisations offering vocational and technical qualifications in England. Version updated with new links to provide more accurate information.
This year’s Stoptober campaign is calling on smokers to put their lungs first and breathe easier ahead of flu season.
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.
The Environment Agency’s priority is to protect people and the environment, and to support those we regulate during the coronavirus pandemic. Our offices and Applying for a permit sections updated.
Sets out the infection control measures that the infection control fund will support, including information on the distribution of funds and reporting requirements. Added updated document ‘Reporting template: annex E of circular’ and updated deadline to 30 September 2020.
The government’s allocation of testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) in England.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock spoke about the government response to the recent acceleration of coronavirus, including an isolation support payment and testing allocation.
Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty gave a data briefing on coronavirus.
A joint statement from the UK CMOs recommending that the UK COVID-19 alert level move from level 3 to level 4.
Informal childcare and caring arrangements will be allowed to continue across the nation, the Health Secretary has announced today.
Monthly statistics providing data of COVID-19 in HM Prison and Probation Service in England and Wales.
Governance Advice & Guidance
With the resurgence of Coronavirus, it's clear that charity leadership is going to remain challenging for many months to come. For a different perspective on governance during COVID-19, and how the role of charities is changing, check out these Charity Chat podcasts from DSC Chief Executive Debra Allcock Tyler, and DSC Trustee Andrew Purkis
Charity Leaders' Summit Online on Tuesday 20 October. Spend the day learning from exceptional leaders and hear how they overcame challenges similar to those you’re facing. This one-day online conference is perfect for those responsible for shaping the direction, mission, policies, and major programmes of their organisations, including: executive-level charity leaders, not-for-profit board members and senior leaders in the charity and not-for-profit sector.
In the first of a series of conversations between PEAK Grantmaking President and CEO Satonya Fair and members of the PEAK community, she spoke with Jim Canales, President and Trustee of the Barr Foundation.
The Fundraising Regulator has reported that analysis of how well charities are meeting the requirements of section 13 of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 shows near compliance in some areas, but said there is still work to do to improve reporting. The regulator said many charities are reporting on fundraising approach and to a lesser extent on voluntary regulations and schemes, and complaints. But most organisations are not providing enough information about the reporting of monitoring of fundraising activities carried out on behalf of the charity, numbers of complaints and, crucially, what they are doing to protect vulnerable people and other members of the public while fundraising.
Association of Charitable Organisations is raising awareness of grant-giving charities that can provide assistance to people who need support, in anticipation of more redundancies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government's Job Retention Scheme ending. The Here to Help Campaign (#HeretoHelpAlways) will be working with key advice and referral agencies, charities and other organisations that work closely with people who may be in need of assistance, along with the media, to raise awareness of the services available from grant-giving charities.
Featured in NCVO’s newsletter this week:
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29th September - 9:30am-12:30pm
This interactive and informative digital event will give the opportunity, within a safe environment, to see how mediation works and the positive outcomes an effective mediation process can achieve.
Petplan Charitable Trust, in partnership with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council, has created a COVID-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund for smaller UK equine welfare organisations with an annual turnover of less than £500,000. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000, with Petplan expecting the average grant to be around £2,500.
Festival UK will be a nationwide festival taking place across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales throughout 2022. It will comprise a collection of ten large-scale projects that will showcase the UK’s creativity and innovation to the world.
The Festival’s Research and Development (R&D) Project is a structured, self-directed, creative project for 30 ‘creative teams’ comprising talent drawn from the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), from across the four nations of the UK.
These teams should be capable of developing mass public engagement concepts and ideas to be presented to a selection panel to shortlist to a final ten which will be fully commissioned as a national or UK-wide project for the festival.
This is a £3 million R&D opportunity. A total of 30 teams will each receive up to £100,000 to create compelling and ambitious and ideas for projects that have the potential to reach millions of people. The money can be spent on fees, access, administration and the presentation of the final concept, including associated documentation.
Congratulations to the Asian Association for being awarded a grant of £1996 from Derbyshire County Council Covid-19 Fund. They will use the grant for digital development costs and a sessional worker for publicity purposes.
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