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 -
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.
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.
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.
The government’s strategy for preparing for a second wave of COVID-19 covering supply and logistics for distribution of PPE.
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.
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.
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.
Guidance for those managing council buildings. Updated to reflect changes around test and trace, working from home, gatherings and face masks.
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.
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
Governance Advice & Updates
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.
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
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
Back to work - managing employee attendance - 14th October
Transition from lock down: key employment considerations for workplaces 19th October
Redundancy: getting it right (England & Wales) 20th October
Employment law update 22nd October
Changing terms and conditions of employment 28th October
3rd Nov 2020: FREE Virtual Meet the Funder Event: Groundwork - Comic Relief (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
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
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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