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.
The safety of the public will always come first. Updated statement from MHRA Chief Executive Dr June Raine.
UK’s independent regulator to evaluate latest data from Pfizer and BioNTech to ensure the quality, safety and effectiveness of the vaccine meets the standards required.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus. Updated to include visa extension for healthcare workers whose visa expires between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021.
Information on COVID Winter Grant Scheme funding to support vulnerable households.
What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Added ‘Help with accessing and buying resources for remote education’ to the remote education section.
Information for schools and school buying professionals on sourcing educational resources during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The government’s plan for managing COVID-19 through the end of 2020 and into the start of 2021.
A series of posters displaying information about the various tiers of restrictions in England from 2 December 2020.
Research by University College London shares learning from local authorities that have a downward trend in childhood obesity, including practice examples.
The government’s plans to support people’s wellbeing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic this winter.
Tests will be at the cost of the traveller to protect the capacity of NHS Test and Trace.
Governance Advice & Updates
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Expenses and benefits for employers – phones, internet and homeworking: This webinar shows you how to deal with tax and National Insurance when providing a mobile phone, internet connection or homeworking expenses to an employee.
Expenses and benefits for employers – employee travel: Find out about the tax and National Insurance treatment of mileage payments to employees using their own vehicle for work, and travel and subsistence payments.
Payrolling – tax employees’ benefits through your payroll: We’ll explain the advantages of payrolling, how to register and show you examples using some of the most common benefits.
You can also watch this video about payroll software and sending reports to HMRC, on their YouTube channel.
Finally, there’s 'Expenses and benefits from employment toolkit' – very useful for those employers dealing with the completion of forms P11D.
Wednesday 9 December from 10am to 4pm
DSC's one day online course: Increasing Corporate Support and Sponsorship is perfect for any fundraiser looking to increase their work with corporates.
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Tuesday 1st December 2020 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Every Christmas, big businesses across the country choose to partner with large national charities. Media outlets pick household names as their charity of the year. Amidst this very competitive environment, it remains very difficult for micro and small charities (81% of whom have an income of under £100k) to be able to tap into support from business.
On this Giving Tuesday, the Small Charities Coalition ask what more could be done to get businesses of all shapes and sizes to better partner with small charities.
Do businesses have a good enough understanding of charities and social change organisations? Is the focus on economies of scale at odds with the reality of how small charities operate locally and within very niche specialisms? Is there a culture clash between small charities and businesses? Would small charities be better suited working with small businesses?
Wednesday 25th November 2020 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
As part of the awareness raising campaign for White Ribbon Day and Domestic Abuse we will be hearing from Tony Hyland from the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) about their services and support for survivors of domestic abuse.
Tony will also share information about the Sharon Project and how small charities can sign up to the Employer Domestic Abuse Covenant to make sure everyone that is impacted by domestic abuse can get the support they need.
A session for both those supporting those affected by domestic abuse and those looking to support staff and volunteers who maybe affected.
Suitable for: Staff, Trustees and Volunteers of small charities and not for profits working on issues of crime and community safety
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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