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.
Findings from Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI show the number of people with antibodies fell by 26.5% over 3 months.
Find a Kickstart gateway in England, Scotland or Wales who have expressed interest in helping employers get a Kickstart Scheme grant. Added link to new ‘find a Kickstart gateway’ online service.
Reports assessing the impact of COVID-19-related physical distancing measures on delivery of childhood vaccination programmes in England. Added fourth report covering vaccine counts to week 41 and vaccine coverage to August 2020.
Find out what restrictions are in place if you live in an area where the local COVID alert level is high. Added translated versions of guidance in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Polish, Romanian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.
Information on local COVID alert levels, including what they mean, why they are being introduced and what the different levels are. Added translated versions of the guidance in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Polish, Romanian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.
Governance Advice & Updates
Over the weekend, you might have heard Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran, fielding questions on what the government is doing to support charities at this time. Listen here from 7.50:45.
The item was in response to the results from our first monthly Voluntary Sector Impact Barometer, developed in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, Sheffield Hallam University and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Here's a quick summary of the findings:
Read the full report and press release for more information.
Share your thoughts using #VolSecImpact.
A special thanks to the 700 charities, community groups and social enterprises in the UK who told us how they’re being affected by Covid-19. We would like to thank everybody who provided feedback, we're really grateful for your time and insights.
The next survey is now open to responses until 9 November and we'll share the findings in the week of 23 November.
Charity L&D professionals are facing tough challenges trying to support their staff through coronavirus. Alongside unexpected, urgent new demands there are some silver linings too, with great examples of fast, innovative thinking. Find out how members of the Consortium are solving some of the challenges of supporting staff through a pandemic.
The chair of the Charity Commission, Baroness Stowell, will step down from the role in February. Civil Society have reported that she said: “It is a huge privilege to be chair of the Charity Commission, I will say that, and certainly between now and when I finish at the end of February I am going to keep on the mission that I have been on since I arrived.”
Proposal Writing for Beginners - Tuesday 1 December
Managing for Managers - 5 dates in December & January
Confidence at Work - Wednesday 2 December
Moving into Leadership - Wednesday 2 December
Support and Supervision of Staff - Wednesday 9 December
Increasing Corporate Support and Sponsorship - Wednesday 9 December
Living our Values - Friday 11 December
In June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA”) made some temporary changes to insolvency and corporate governance law. New secondary legislation means many of these changes will now continue until either December or the New Year. Companies and charities facing financial difficulty, or finding it hard to hold members’ meetings, may be able to take advantage of the continuing flexibility.
DSC's CEO, Debra Allcock Tyler, discusses unrequited love and the government's lack of support for the charity sector in her latest article.
HMRC have published further information on the Job Support Scheme – including how you can check if you’re eligible and when you can make your first claim. This bulletin goes into details about the new scheme and how to apply.
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