The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited

 

 
 

Date:  30/09/2020

                             Issue: 112

 

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.

Please note that the staff will be working from home and can be contacted on the details below during our usual office hours 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Our email address info@linkscvs.org.uk will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: sandra.pink@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07889 726846..
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: jon.wynn@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email: martin.conlan@linkscvs.org.uk
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: sushri@btinternet.com Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email: james.lee@linkscvs.org.uk


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 -

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RXZ9NWS

You can view responses to this survey via the following link:

Survey Responses


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. 

However, there are still people needing help, mainly for shopping, collecting prescriptions, someone to talk to; and they could be your neighbours. 

Are you doing this in your local area or do you know of any people who have got together and are offering neighbourly support to people in need?

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that you can be added to the list of help in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire.

Link to survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NRRNR9G


Chesterfield COVID-19 support directory

Comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources
  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information
  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision
  • personal and business financial support and guidance
  • resources for children and parents

The directory can be accessed here - http://ow.ly/Nqir50zjdrz

Please use the contact link at the top of the page to suggest corrections or contributions to the information in the directory, making sure you select ‘other.’


Below you can find a range of sources for advice and guidance on the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak for individuals and organisations.  These websites are updated regularly so to ensure you have most updated guidelines please check them frequently. Please forward this on to anyone you think may find this helpful.

Included in this bulletin:

Government Updates

COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England

COVID-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

Personal protective equipment (PPE) strategy: stabilise and build resilience

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020

NHS Test and Trace in the workplace

COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of council buildings

Responsibility for autumn exams

Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Governance Advice & Updates

Charities 'overwhelmingly negative' about ability to deliver

Directory of Social Change - November Courses

ACAS - October Online Training

Funding Central Events

Funding News

Art Fund Respond and Reimagine grants 

Leaders with Lived Experiences 2020

Rapid Recovery Challenge

BAME Healthy Communities Surviving COVID-19 Fund

Music For All - Community Project Funding

Funding Successes

Chesterfield Filipino Community Association

Government Updates


COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England

A resource for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Updated guidance, providing more information on types of gloves.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-how-to-work-safely-in-domiciliary-care 


COVID-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Replaced links to social distancing guidance and easy-read counterpart with updated guidance on staying alert and safe, coronavirus outbreak FAQs and guidance on meeting with others safely. Updated links to guidance on both supported living and home care provision.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-supporting-adults-with-learning-disabilities-and-autistic-adults


Personal protective equipment (PPE) strategy: stabilise and build resilience

The government’s strategy for preparing for a second wave of COVID-19 covering supply and logistics for distribution of PPE.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-protective-equipment-ppe-strategy-stabilise-and-build-resilience


COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19


Transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020

What local authorities will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term. Added link to PHE guidance in ‘Prevention’, clarifying guidance on when to self-isolate.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transport-to-school-and-other-places-of-education-autumn-term-2020


NHS Test and Trace in the workplace

Guidance on NHS Test and Trace for employers, businesses and workers. Updated to reflect the launch of the COVID-19 app and how it should be used in the workplace. Corrected the period that people are infectious to say: from 2 days before the person was symptomatic up to 10 days from onset of symptoms.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-workplace-guidance


COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of council buildings

Guidance for those managing council buildings. Updated to reflect changes around test and trace, working from home, gatherings and face masks.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-council-buildings


Responsibility for autumn exams

Guidance for schools and colleges on who should enter students for autumn exams, the health arrangements for exams and the support DfE is providing. Updated information on public health arrangements for autumn exams to include information on autumn exam contingencies, candidate health and reasonable adjustments.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/responsibility-for-autumn-gcse-as-and-a-level-exam-series


Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus (COVID-19). Added children’s homes, and courts and tribunals to list of action cards by sector

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reporting-outbreaks-of-coronavirus-covid-19 


Governance Advice & Updates


Charities 'overwhelmingly negative' about ability to deliver

Charities are 'overwhelmingly negative about their ability to deliver on their objectives according to the Covid Charity Tracker. Latest figures show almost half of UK charities have revised down their financial forecasts over the past two months, The Tracker, which is conducted monthly by Pro Bono Economics in partnership with the Charity Finance Group and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, also showed that more than half of charities say demand for services might outstrip their ability to deliver.

https://www.probonoeconomics.com/september-15-20-covid-charity-tracker-survey-results 


Directory of Social Change - November Courses

Introduction to Impact Measurement - Wednesday 4 November

Introduction to Trust Fundraising - Thursday 5 November

Maximising Support from Trusts and Foundations - Friday 6 November

All About Asking - Thursday 12 November

Tools and Techniques for Problem-Solving & Decision Making - Thursday 19 November

Writing for Impact - Friday 20 November

Mastering Time Management - Friday 20 November

Duties of a Company Secretary - Monday 23 November

Finance for Non-Finance Managers - Tuesday 24 November

Fundraising with Digital Marketing - Tuesday 24 November

Moving into Fundraising - Thursday 26 November

Moving into Management - Thursday 26 November

Financial Governance for Trustees - Monday 30 November


ACAS - October Online Training

Managing discipline and grievance - 6th October

During these unprecedented times, more people are working remotely. How your business deals with discipline and grievance may need to be adapted but it must still follow employment legislation.

Managing employee mental health - 8th October
This 3-hour digital event is based on our popular face to face training. It has been tailored specifically to help you support employee mental health issues during the Covid pandemic.

Back to work - managing employee attendance  - 14th October
Using an interactive storyboard approach, this 3-hour digital event takes you on the fictional journey of Packaging Solutions Ltd’s return to the workplace after the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Transition from lock down: key employment considerations for workplaces  19th October
This 2-hour digital course has been designed to address the key issues that employers have told us they are facing in navigating from lockdown to transition and beyond. 

Redundancy: getting it right (England & Wales) 20th October
Making staff redundant is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision. This digital event outlines the legal responsibilities faced by employers managing redundancies. It will also focus on good practice at this challenging time. 

Employment law update  22nd October
The legal landscape and how it affects your workplace is constantly evolving. 
This digital event will update you on the latest changes in legislation and highlight future developments - a key consideration for business planning.

Changing terms and conditions of employment 28th October
A 3-hour digital event which will help you understand the legal obligations and good practice, so that you can be confident in your decisions to implement a change to employment terms and conditions.  


Funding Central Events

Get Grants will be joined by Groundwork to explore Comic Relief Community Grants with participants.
 
4th Nov 2020 - 11 Nov 2020: Online Corporate Fundraising Course (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Our online corporate fundraising course is a practical overview for those considering how to develop their income through companies.
 
4th Nov 2020 - 09 Dec 2020: 'Write to Change' (Time: TBC)
A 6 day Programme spanning 6 weeks. Commencing on Wednesday 4th November 2020
 
16th Nov 2020 - 23 Nov 2020: Trusts & Foundations Fundraising Course (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Our new course will equip you with the skills required to increase your organisation's income through Trusts and Foundations

Funding News


Art Fund Respond and Reimagine grants - Deadline: 12th October 2020

The third round of funding is now open for the Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine grants. Grants of £10,000 to £50,000 are available to help UK museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond and adapt to challenges connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.artfund.org/supporting-museums/programmes/respond-and-reimagine-grants


Leaders with Lived Experiences 2020 - Deadline: 13th October 2020

Grants for voluntary and community organisations set up or run by leaders with first-hand experience of a social issue to ensure lived experience plays a key role in shaping how communities across the UK move towards recovery and renewal after the impact of COVID-19. Grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 are available. 

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/leaders-with-lived-experience-2020#section-1 


Rapid Recovery Challenge - Deadline: 26th October 2020

Registered UK businesses, charities, community interest companies, community groups and public bodies are invited to apply for support to accelerate innovations that can help vulnerable workers that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis to access jobs and financial help. The Challenge has two streams:

  • Job Recovery Stream - supporting solutions that connect younger workers or those in (or who have recently lost) low-paid or insecure work into open jobs that match their skill sets. To help make these connections to live jobs, Nesta expects solutions in this stream may also provide tailored learning, training, or advice to people seeking work.
  • Financial Recovery Stream - supporting solutions that help younger workers or those in (or who have recently lost) low-paid or insecure work access financial assistance more easily, manage their cash flow or, where necessary, access affordable, responsible credit.

https://rapidrecovery.challenges.org/  


BAME Healthy Communities Surviving COVID-19 Fund - Deadline: 30th October 2020

Grants are available for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) led voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations across the UK to help them support their communities during and beyond the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, building wellbeing, resilience, and capacity. 

Three levels of funding are available:

  • Option 1: Grants of up to £5,000 for organisations with an annual income of under £50,000.
  • Option 2: Grants of up to £10,000 for organisations with an annual income of between £50,000 and £150,000.
  • Option 3: Micro grants of between £500 and £1,000.

https://www.ahpn.org.uk/grants


Music For All - Community Project Funding - Deadline: 1st November 2020

Grants are available to UK-based community groups that aim to bring musical projects to their local communities.  Grants of up to £2,500 are available.  The programme is intended to act as a helping hand to projects and initiatives across the UK that seek to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at groups that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes.

http://musicforall.org.uk/apply-for-funding/ 


Funding Successes


Chesterfield Filipino Community Association

Congratulations to Chesterfield Filipino Community Association for a successful bid of £7,550 from the Active Partners Trust.  They will use the money to support their basketball team, dance sessions, gymnastics and healthy eating sessions.  They will also use it to resume face-to-face meetings by providing Covid-19 related expenses and transport for the members who are still worried about using public transport.

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

 
     
 
                                       
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