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Tue 9th May - Tue 9th May
9:45am - 12:45pm
St Oswald's Church Hall Ashbourne  [ Directions ]
We are hosting an event in Ashbourne to share information about the available services for older people in Ashbourne and the Southern Derbyshire Dales.
You will be able to speak to representatives from the Health, Funding and Voluntary Sectors about any gaps you see in the present service provision.
If you have an idea about a new service, this is your chance to speak to DDCVS staff about your project.
Please book your place with Jonathan Simcock at Derbyshire Dales CVS.
The Disability Employment Service is funded by Derbyshire County Council. It supports disabled people to find training, work experience, voluntary work and paid employment.
What the service offers:
  •  Help to match you to the job that’s right for you
  •  Help to find work experience and voluntary work
  •  Make sure you find out about job vacancies
  •  Help to sell yourself with application forms and CV
  •  Help you to prepare for interviews
  •  Advise you about support in the workplace, such as equipment or other support you may need
Who does the service work with?
  •  Anyone living in Derbyshire who has a disability.
For more information contact the office on 01629 532441, Tom Winlow, Derbyshire Dales Officer: 07976 445905
A new community-focused space has just opened its doors in Matlock. It’s very accessible from the town centre or via the park, based on Olde Englishe Road, DE4 3RR.
It is available for bookings for any type of social events, clubs, training, workshops, music, dance, theatre, educational groups, church groups, youth groups, toddler groups etc.
It comprises of a main hall with an adjoining fully fitted commercial kitchen. There is a separate meeting room for smaller events or needs. The Venue is fully accessible and has baby changing facilities as well as accessible toilet facilities. The group is currently seeking volunteers for a range of community activities including a “Super Kitchen” as well as clubs and events for older people and youth groups. All community groups, ideas and suggestions are welcome. For details please contact us: Lindsay Allen:- 07881 504732. David Wetton:- 07900 998364 Email:- thevenuematlock@gmail.com
Rowsley Village Hall has new classes starting from February 2017!
Hatha Yoga for All
Mondays 9:30 – 11:00
Limited Mobility Chair-based Exercise Class
Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:30
Fitness & Conditioning
Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:30
Classes are FREE for the first 4 sessions, after which they are £2 for the next 8 sessions.
The South Derbyshire & South Dales Locality Children’s Partnership (LCP) brings together agencies and organisations who provide services and support to children and young people locally, aiming to improve their wellbeing.  The LCP has agreed its own local priorities and has developed a 3 year Action Plan to work jointly to deliver them.
At the moment the Action Plan mainly consists of, and reports on, activity by statutory sector partners.  However, at the last meeting there was a positive response to the inclusion of services delivered by voluntary and community sector organisations which contribute to these priorities:
Keeping Children Safe
  •  Promoting emotional health and well-being
  •  Developing awareness and responses to e-safety and CSE
  •  Improving our understanding of and response to the impact of domestic violence and neglect on children.
  •  Improving our understanding and response to children affected by parental substance misuse
Ensuring that children are healthy and ready to learn
  •  School readiness
  •  New 0-5 offer, involving children’s services, Health and Community/Voluntary sector
  •  Family support services to the most vulnerable children, including Special Educational Needs and Disability.
Raising Aspiration
  •  Raising aspiration pre and post transition to secondary school.
  •  Attendance
  •  Post 16 options
This is an opportunity to include and evidence the contribution our sector makes to supporting children, young people and families in South Derbyshire and South Dales.  If your organisation provides activities or services which deliver or contribute to any of the 3 priority areas and would be willing to report quarterly on progress and activity, then please contact Kerrie Fletcher at South Derbyshire CVS by email kerrief@sdcvs.org.uk
The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives, and promote practical approaches to lasting change.
To apply you need to be registered as a Charity or a CIO and have income between £25,000 and £1 million in your previous accounts.
Support can be provided through our two grants programmes Enable and Invest, along with an optional support programme (Enhance) for successful applicants. These programmes demonstrate the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support charities that have the greatest impact upon improving the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities.
  •  ENABLE(open all year) A grants programme for organisations that have identified clear development needs in areas such as governance, planning, evidencing need monitoring, communications etc. Grant of up to £15k are available for you to develop your organisation;
  •  INVEST(open for application 22 May – 16 June) A flexible, long term core funding programme for organisations delivering clear, targeted outcomes for disadvantaged people. These are larger grants with the potential to fund for up to six years. However please note competition is extremely tough and it is advisable to speak to a grants manager first;
  •  ENHANCE –provides an option of tailored in-kind support to strengthen and develop charities. If you are successful in applying for an Enable or Invest grant, Lloyds will work with you to identify whether support under the Enhance programme is right for you.
How to apply: For an informal discussion contact Gary Beharrell at Email gbeharrell@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk  or telephone 07734 973060
Sport England has launched two new funds that aim to create exciting new volunteering and social action opportunities. They are interested in working with new partners and finding new ways to inspire and engage a more diverse workforce.
The Opportunity Fund aims to get people from economically disadvantaged communities to volunteer. Sport England want to invest in projects that benefit people facing disadvantage as a result of the community they live in – and that allow them to make a positive contribution to those communities. These could range from inner-city areas with high levels of crime and social exclusion to remote rural areas with few services.
The Potentials Fund – Sport England want to create opportunities that get people helping others from an early age. Many of those who take part in social action regularly started when they were as young as 10. Sport attracts many young people and can provide a springboard to social action.
Just over half of young people prefer sport to any other volunteering pastimes. Sport England are keen to test bold new approaches with our Potentials Fund to get young people involved in social action that includes sport and physical activity – especially those who might not have been involved in a sport before.
Details of the new funds can be found here – volunteering investment guide and the deadline for Expressions of Interest is 12pm on the 24th April 2017.
For more information contact: – Rachael Dyer, Sport Development Officer, Derbyshire Sport, Direct Line: 01773 571225 Mobile: 07807 089845
Any community group or organisation working in Derbyshire will be eligible to apply for the University of Derby Community Fund unless they are part of the University.
Each project can request up to £2,500 from the University of Derby Community Fund and successful applicants must be prepared to publicise their completed project, provide evidence of the amount of money spent and say how the project has helped the community.
For more information please visit http://www.derby.ac.uk/about/community/f ...
Derbyshire Dales District Council is inviting local people to take part in a consultation as part of the process to outsource the management of its four leisure centres as a package to a new service provider.
Dales councillors voted unanimously in December last year to start the process, where the leisure centre buildings in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Wirksworth will continue to be owned by the District Council, but a specialist leisure operator will take on the responsibility of managing the service for the next 10-15 years.
An online survey, available at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/LeisureReview, together with consultations with partners and key stakeholders, will help define the contract, which is to be advertised in June this year.
Feedback will be used to inform the tendering specification and the consultation, which is now open, runs until 16 April. A District Council spokesperson said: “We have invested heavily in our leisure centres in recent years, and this is the next step in sourcing further improvements for a valued service.
“Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Bakewell Swimming Pool, Arc Leisure Matlock and Wirksworth Leisure Centre attract over 600,000 visitors each year and are an important asset to the communities they serve. Most leisure centre members are Derbyshire Dales residents, which is why we are asking local people to help us shape the new contract for the future.”
The results of the process will be reported back to Council no later than May 2018, when a final decision will be made. Local people can sign up to regular email updates about the Leisure Review at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/enewsreg
The Money Saving Expert Charity are currently running two grant rounds.  Each round focuses on delivering financial life skills to different defined groups. The current grant rounds are:
  •  Raising the Next Generation – Children, youth and families.
  •  Living with Long Term Challenges – Dementia, autism and disabilities.
Organisations should have an income of under £500,000 and have less than six months free reserves.  You can apply for up to £5,000.  For more information please visit the website
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