A quick round-up of projects and schemes that have been given the go-ahead, or awarded funding lately including workspace centres in Penzance, Liskeard and Hayle, renewables generation and community centre expansion near Truro, and 14 small green schemes across Cornwall.
Cornwall Council is asking the VCSE sector to help identify people who could apply for their Covid Winter Grant, to support those in poverty. Find out how, and who, here. Act Now!
Guidance around bidding for Government contracts, local Additional Restriction grants for businesses which have had to close and fell through the cracks of previous grants schemes, plus consultancy support for BAME organisations.
The Government has published a green paper and other rule changes today that will transform the way public sector work is procured, especially benefitting small businesses and VCSE sector organisations.
Volunteer Cornwall’s Christmas Buddies scheme launches, to tackle loneliness at Christmas, plus Christmas waste & recycling info from the council, and Christmas fire safety.
Make sure the voice of the VCSE sector is heard in consultations on Truro Town Deal, the St Austell Bay Neighbourhood Development Plan, the Commission on Ethnic Disparities and Inequality consultation, and more.
Benefits update – Universal Credit, PIPs, support for self-employed people, and businesses, pus more detail on the winter support package for families.
The Voluntary Sector is invited to share our views on the Council’s draft budget at an online meeting on the 19th. Plus read the Carers service consultation report.
Benefits update – Lockdown changes, Winter fuel payments and Cold weather payments, plus changes to ESA, UC for self-employed people, and a ruling against housing benefit discrimination by landlords.
Cornwall Council’s consultations – the Langarth Garden Village, near Truro, Adult Social Care charging policy, and the Council’s budget. Make sure the voice of the sector, and the disadvantaged, is heard.
Cornwall Council has produced three new information packs, for community organisations, businesses, and those self-isolating, to collect the relevant information that is needed. Please get your copies and share them.
Find out the latest on Test and Trace self-isolating support payments, what the three-tier system means for Cornwall, and where to see the latest Cornwall figures.
Share your views – the police Safer Summer scheme, accessible homes, road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders, plus ASC charging policy & budget from Cornwall Council.
Cornwall Council has issued advice around council tax debt and rent arrears for households in financial difficulty. Make sure you know where to signpost people for help.
Cornwall Council has set up a new Redundancy Support Hub, to help people and businesses at risk of, or experiencing, redundancy. Find out what support there is for you, here.
Have your say on two important consultations – Cornwall Council’s draft budget for 2021/22, and the Government’s housing proposals for Cornwall. Act now – these will impact us all.
After the Government’s series of COVID announcements this week, here is a round-up of the changes as they apply to the voluntary sector, and those we support.
Cornwall’s Director of Public Health has published her annual report, focussing on Planetary Health.
The Government has announced that refused asylum seekers will be receiving notices to leave the UK within 21 days, from this week.
Venues open to the public must display a QR code for the NHS COVID-19 app from 24 September. This could include you – make sure you’re compliant.