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.
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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.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement at the coronavirus press conference.
The Environment Agency’s priority is to protect people and the environment, and to support those we regulate during the coronavirus pandemic. Our regulatory role section updated.
Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak. Updated Easy Read guidance to reflect latest rules on social contact and face coverings.
Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation. Return to recreational team sport framework updated with 24 September guidance changes.
Guidance for higher education providers in England on when and how to reopen their campuses and buildings. Updated the travel and transport section.
Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. The YouTube video for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – how to claim the second grant has been updated.
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. Providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities – Updated guidance on keeping your customers and users of sports and gym/leisure facilities safe (section 2), social distancing (section 4) and and face coverings (section 7.1).
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.
Guidance on NHS Test and Trace for employers, businesses and workers. Corrected an error implying that the NHS COVID-19 app is mandatory, which it isn’t.
Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governance Advice & Updates
Charities are #NeverMoreNeeded, but they are also never more challenging to manage.The Directory of Social Change’s Building a Successful Organisation series of six half-day, online workshops begins next week.
Designed for anyone moving into more senior roles in the not-for-profit sector or for new trustees (or anyone who wants to refresh their knowledge), the series provides a comprehensive guide to building, improving, or scaling your organisation in a time of uncertainty and change.
Each module is a standalone workshop, but we recommend all six to give you holistic knowledge and skills to improve your organisation’s resilience.
Nearly 30 charities have signed the Show The Salary campaign’s pledge that commits to always include salary details in their job adverts. Pledgers are also “strongly encouraged” to avoid asking candidates about their previous salary or requiring a degree, unless absolutely necessary for the role. The Show The Salary campaign launched on 2 September to encourage organisations in the sector to be fairer and more transparent in their recruitment processes.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 which (among other things) allowed online Board meetings and made some temporary changes to insolvency and corporate governance law, hasn’t been renewed.
The latest bulletin from Catalyst (Helping charities build digital skills and improve their services) featuring:
Chesterfield Borough Council has opened applications for up to £15,000 of neighbourhood funding through the Community Infrastructure Levy.
The funding can be used by local charities and community groups to support projects across Chesterfield. Funding can be used for one off projects, such as developing a new community hub, or a sustainable project such as community tree planting, but it can also be used to fund maintenance and repairs or to support existing local services. Organisations are able to submit multiple applications for funding.
The Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Fund is open to projects in non-parished areas of Chesterfield Borough. Neighbourhood funding in parished areas of the Borough is managed separately by Staveley Town Council and Brimington Parish Council for their respective areas.
Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “The community infrastructure levy is a key source of funding for a variety of projects that support our local communities. We want to fund community led approaches which help address local needs and aspirations and we hope that this money can be used to maximise match funding opportunities from other funding.
The funding will be awarded to facilitate projects, services and activities that improve the overall quality of life and wellbeing of residents in Chesterfield Borough, in line with the priorities of the Council Plan: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/media/1030535/council-plan-2019-2023-updated-2020.pdf.
Councillor Terry Gilby, cabinet member for economic development, said: “The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge that is applied to new developments. It allows the council to ensure the developer is committed to the community and also helps ensure that any negative effects created by the new development are limited.”
Applying for funding through this scheme is different depending on how much money each project requires.
For projects that will cost up to £1,000, applicants will need to complete a short application form. The form and further details are available on the council’s website: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding
The closing date for the first round of applications to this fund is Friday 30 October 2020. If your bid is successful you will be notified within one month of the closing date.
There are further opportunities to apply for this funding, for the details of further funding rounds and closing dates for applications please visit: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding
Any organisation wishing to apply for funding to the value of £1,000 and £5,000 will need to speak to a variety of local stakeholders and provide more detailed information. More details on the application process are available on our website: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding
For funding applications valued between £5,000 and £15,000 applicants must submit an expression of interest form and if this is approved to proceed to the next stage a council officer will help guide through the process to submit a formal bid. More details on the application process are available on our website: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding
The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge that local authorities in England and Wales can require of certain types of new development in their area in order to pay for the infrastructure needed to support development. Community Infrastructure Levy charges are based on the size, type and location of the proposed new development.
For further information on applying for funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy, please contact Wendy Blunt, Health and Wellbeing Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01246 959657.
Grants are available for schools and community groups in the UK to increase youth engagement with nature. Grants of up to £1,000 are available, however applications for significantly lower amounts are welcome. Grants can be used for materials, room hire, publicity, speakers, trainers, freelancers, project-specific staff costs, audio-visual hire, reasonable volunteer expenses, transport, or other costs of activities/events.
Support is available to charities and social enterprises working in the equality sector in England to make the transition to new enterprises or to grow existing ones.
To be eligible, applicants must be a legally constituted charity, voluntary sector organisation, or social enterprise which:
Funding is available to non-profit organisations for community, biodiversity or heritage projects that benefit local communities in areas within the vicinity of a Viridor site in England. They fund capital expenditure . Their main grants scheme funds up to £50,000 whilst their large grants scheme funds from £50,001 to £100,000.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications from UK based not-for profit organisations that are working to create resilient rural communities. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to build on projects that came about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects must be completed by March 2022. Applications close at 12pm 3 November.
The latest newsletter from FCS Associates featuring:
The nationwide lockdown measures and social distancing policies introduced in the context of the pandemic had major impact on the UK’s institutional sectors in Quarter 2 (April to June) 2020.
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Updated global case numbers.
To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. DfT provides statistics on transport use by mode. Latest data table update added.
Summary of the PHE data series on deaths in people with COVID-19, outlining what the changes mean and how the data compare to other COVID-19 death data series. Updated related deaths time series spreadsheet with latest figures.
Statistics on abortions performed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from January to June 2020. Added new document: ‘Abortion statistics during COVID-19: supplementary analysis, freedom of information requests and other data releases’. This includes 4 new files: 1) age by gestation weeks, 2) ethnicity by gestation weeks, 3) marital status by gestation weeks, 4) number of women they are aware of who have gained access to medical abortion pills past the current 10-week limit on ‘home’ abortion and the 24-week legal limit.
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