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Local residents are being asked their views on Derbyshire County Council proposals to stop paying for local bus services and community transport to help the council deal with the biggest budget cuts in their history.
By 2020, the funding DCC gets from central government is expected to be more than a third less than in 2010. This means they need to review expenditure on local bus services which don’t carry enough passengers to be run commercially (subsidised buses). Also being reviewed is the amount of money given to Derbyshire’s six community transport schemes to run Dial-a-Bus (DAB) ‘shopping buses’.
DCC is already scaling back on the support for DAB services meaning that from this year DCC will fund one of these trips a week for every community, town or village, to a nearby town centre or supermarket. Some areas currently have several services a week. The council is now putting forward further proposals to help save £4.4m on transport costs.
The consultation will run for eight weeks until Sunday 24 April 2016. Take part in transport consultation.
Printed copies will also be available from local libraries and community transport schemes.
Derbyshire County Council’s Improvement and Scrutiny People Committee want to understand people’s awareness and understanding of child sexual exploitation (CS). Residents – as well as organisations that help safeguard children – are being encouraged to contribute.
A questionnaire for organisations involved in safeguarding can be accessed below:
Another questionnaire is for parents/guardians/grandparents and can be accessed below: 
In the last five years, Children’s Services in Derbyshire County has seen its budget fall from £126.8m to £95.3m, a reduction of almost 25%.  Derbyshire County Council needs to make further cuts, which means that the Children’s Services budget could ultimately reduce to circa £70m, around half of the 2010-11 budget.
DCC are reviewing the services they offer to families which could result in the closure of 32 Children’s Centres across Derbyshire.  This may also mean that other services provided from a children’s centre may also have to close or relocate, eg Citizen’s Advice Service. The consultations have now begun.
Please complete the survey below and pass it onto as many people to complete as possible.
If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533 190
Wed 23rd Mar - Wed 23rd Mar
YMCA,Derby  [ Directions ]
An event to inform the development of the Voluntary and Community Sector role in health transformation planning by:
Identifying SDCCG priorities in delivering transformation; being better informed of the intentions within each of the six delivery areas for transformation; identifying routes for engagement; agreeing and prioritising  the next steps in developing a joint action plan in partnerships
Places are limited and will be allocated to ensure representation in each of the transformation delivery areas. Please apply as soon as possible. If you are successful you will receive confirmation of your place in early March.
Contact: Kath Cawdell, Partnership Co-ordinator Email kath.cawdell@communityactionderby.org.uk or Pam Wood, Co-ordinator Southern Derbyshire Health and Social Care Forum Email PamW@sdcvs.org.uk
Grants are available to UK registered charities for a range of projects, which changes each year. The theme for 2016 is Children and Youth.
The online application form is available and applications are being accepted for the 2016 theme of Children and Youth. Priority will be given to projects focussing on homelessness, domestic abuse, prisoners/offenders, training and education, counselling and support, and activities for those with limited access or opportunities.
Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects taking place within the UK. The deadlines for application are 1 June 2016 and 1 November 2016. More information on: austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk
The Fund has allocated a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes for disadvantaged communities. some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show BME involvement.
Trustees look to Fund
  •  Projects for children aged 5 to 18 years
  •  Locally based schemes lasting from 2 to 6 weeks
  •  Schemes with strong volunteer support
More information on the website: Hilden Summer Playscheme Funding
Applications must be received by Friday 20th May 2016.
The Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme offers funding to groups and individuals who provide and promote swimming in their local community. Grants vary from £300 to £2,500 and will be awarded to organisation supported by pools that are participating in Swimathon,
The grants are administered by British Swimming and the Swimming Trust and are awarded on an annual basis. More information on how to apply on the website: Swimathon Foundation
Funding is available for projects in England And Wales that give people of all abilities the chance to develop skills, confidence and expressive abilities through anything that involves music and/or dance.
Grants of between £100,000 and £250,000 are available for projects that give people of all abilities the chance to develop skills, confidence and expressive abilities through anything that involves music and/or dance. The deadline for applications is 22nd April 2016 (5.00pm) More information available on the website: Spirit of 2012 Trust
In August last year, we amalgamated the Health Development Fund with the community grants streams from the District Council that we administer to form the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund.
This means that although you can apply for funding towards events; play areas and village halls (in line with some of the original funding streams at the District Council) you can also apply for any activity or running cost associated with a community group that addresses health issues.
Applications to the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund are assessed quarterly with the next grants panel meeting on the 12th May 2016. We would like applications submitted by Friday 6th May 2016. If you have any question about the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund please contact Jonathan Simcock or Sarah Paisley at DDCVS on 01629 812154. Or you can download a form and guidance here 
If you are looking for office accommodation for your organisation, we have space in our offices that might be just what you’re looking for. Up to three workstations are available in a number of configurations, including as a whole dedicated office, to rent straight away. This would be ideal for a small voluntary organisation, or small business. Our offices would give you:
  •  A modern office environment
  •  Up-to-date ICT, including Wi-Fi and fast Broadband
  •  High quality photocopying and network printing
  •  Use of meeting rooms
  •  Dedicated, direct-dial phone numbers
  •  Dedicated lockable filing cabinets for your paperwork
  •  Free car parking for staff, volunteers and visitors
  •  Kitchen and toilet facilities
  •  A friendly and supportive working atmosphere
  •  Location in Bakewell at the Agricultural Business Centre, a short walk from the town centre.
Terms are negotiable depending on your requirements. So, if your organisation is interested in high-quality office accommodation in the heart of Bakewell shared with the DDCVS team, please contact Janet 01629 812154 or email: janet@ddcvs.org.uk
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