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 those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Guidance updated to reflect new national restrictions in England from 5 November.
New short film released by the government shows how coronavirus lingers in enclosed spaces, and how to keep your home ventilated.
The government, through the work of the Vaccine Taskforce, has put the UK in an extremely strong position if and when a vaccine meets robust standards of safety and effectiveness
Military personnel are supporting public services across the UK to assist with the response to COVID-19. This page has the latest information on the MOD’s activities. Updated: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response page as of 17 November 2020.
Data about Ofsted’s visits to schools during the interim phase of our return to inspection.
A list of local authorities across England issued with rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) tests by the Department of Health and Social Care. Added the following local authorities to the list: Barnsley, Cheshire East, Cheshire West, Croydon, Derbyshire, Ealing, Havering, Hounslow, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Medway, Northamptonshire, Rotherham, Sheffield and Thurrock.
Advice for seasonal poultry workers coming to England to process poultry on farms and their employers.
Non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Guidance updated to reflect new legislation to prevent enforcement of evictions in England during the period of national restrictions and over the Christmas period.
Governance Advice & Updates
A total of £37,032,789 was raised on the night, with the final total expected to be announced soon. Civil Society have reported that money is expected to come in from thousands of fundraisers already held, or scheduled to happen, across the UK.
Trustees play an important role in making sure charities are well managed and able to achieve their aims. Understanding your duties as a trustee will help you to run your charity effectively, keep to the law and make a bigger difference.
In partnership with the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), NCVO have created an accessible, interactive trustee eLearning course that you can study at your own pace, at a time that suits you.
This course will equip you with the basics of being a trustee. It offers an overview and understanding of the roles and main duties of trustees. And most importantly, it can fit around your schedule and priorities.
Once you have completed the course you will be able to:
The course is designed to take approximately half a day to complete in full, including exercises. You can complete the course at your own pace within your access period (30 days) and can pause at any point and come back to where you left off as your progress will be saved.
Thursday 26 November, 11:00 - 12:30
What property will charities need in the future? How should they be looking at what they have already got?
Covid has brought property right up to the top of the agenda for charities, and has highlighted in many cases the need for a fundamental shift in how they use and occupy land. This also has implications for what charities should be looking at in respect of their existing premises.
This virtual roundtable will be chaired by partner Andrew Small of Russell-Cooke with Dr. Peter Damesick, Chair and Antonia Swinson CEO of The Ethical Property Foundation and Catherine Flexer, associate from Russell-Cooke. The discussion will explore these topics in light of the results from the '2020 Charity Property Matters surveyed', conducted by EPF and sponsored by Russell-Cooke.
This meeting will be an interactive session. You will be virtually introduced to the speakers and have the opportunity to ask questions
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