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It was a lovely day last week for our Annual General Meeting and Networking Event in Tideswell. We used the recently refurbished Fountain Square Church in the village and welcomed our members and local community groups to come and talk to us and our Trustees, learn a bit about what we do and have lunch – cake kindly provided by Bakewell Women’s Institute!
We also had a presentation on the Five Ways to Well-being from Fee Unwin, Health Practitioner, Derbyshire County Council, Public Health.
As usual, our AGM is the chance for us to present the Derbyshire Dales CVS Annual Award to one of our member groups. The award first started in 2002 and is in memory of the CVS’ very first chairman, Jim Heslop.
This year the award went to local organisation Tideswell Community Orchard and Josie Kilner was there to collect the award on behalf of the group.
Josie was very pleased to receive the award, which includes a £200 donation, and said that the group has benefited from excellent support from the community, shared experience from both Baslow and Bradwell Community Orchards and is going from strength to strength – all generations in the village are getting involved.
For more information about the group please visit https://tidzaorchard.wixsite.com/tidza-o ...
  Congratulations to Tideswell Community Orchard
Five Ways to Wellbeing
We continue to administer a small grants scheme on behalf of Derbyshire County Council, Public Health. This scheme is about increasing the understanding of the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ by people in the Derbyshire Dales who are at a higher risk of developing mental ill health.
The ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ are a recommended set of evidence-based public health messages which are aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the population. These ‘Five Ways’ are: – Connect; Be Active; Take Notice; Keep Learning and Give.
There are guidelines to the small grants scheme which explain each of the Five Ways to Wellbeing more fully and how a project might include or address them, as well as an application form.
If you would like a copy please contact Derbyshire Dales CVS on 01629 812154 or email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk
Or download information about the Five Ways to Wellbeing small grant scheme from our website. The next closing date for applications is Friday 29th November 2019.
Better Derbyshire Dales Fund
Many of our members will be familiar with the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund  – this small grant scheme is an amalgamation of the scheme we began administering for the Clinical Commissioning Group over 10 years ago which was later supplemented by Public Health.
It has since been further augmented by a fund from Derbyshire Dales District Council and so became the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund in 2015.
It has two strands – capital and revenue – and this means that applicants can apply for a grant to improve village halls; sports clubs and community centres – for example to pay for new windows and doors or new kitchens, etc. The  capital strand goes up to a maximum of £5,000.
The revenue strand incorporates all the health funds and the community element of the money from DDDC. The revenue strand can go up to £1,000 and can support all sorts of community activity such as community events, small community groups such as lunch clubs and youth clubs as well as any activities that have a health benefit to the Dales communities.
The next deadline for this fund is Friday 8th November 2019.
For more information please contact Jonathan or Sarah at DDCVS on 01629 812154 or click this link Better Derbyshire Dales Fund.
Sat 16th Nov - Sat 16th Nov
10:00am - 4:00pm
At The Empire Ballroom, Ashbourne.
Any organisation wanting to have a stall and use the opportunity to raise funds for Charity or for their own organisation are welcome to attend. To find out more or to book a space please contact John Dick, Chairman, Ashbourne and District 50+ Forum
Tel: 01335 370200
Email: jadick40@gmail.com.
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Matlock Imperial Lunch Club has got vacancies at their Lunch Club for older folks and those aged 50+ and less able. It meets every Tuesday from 11.45 until 2ish.
“We are a friendly bunch. Come and see us – you probably know a lot of us anyway if you are local, some of you probably went to school together! We provide a freshly cooked traditional hot meal for £5.00 including a pudding. We would love to see you. Come down and give us a go. Bring a friend. Turn up at the Imperial rooms in Matlock any Tuesday between 11.45and noon. For those of a more technical bent – check the web page www.matlockoapclubs.co.uk.”
High Peak Diabetic Self Help group has been busier than ever in October. The group held an information stand at the AGM of Derbyshire Dales CVS on the 17th October. The event was very interesting and networking of a wide range of groups gave mutual help and interest.
As previously noted the Tideswell’s Community Orchard was presented with this year’s prestigious CVS award – but did you know – High Peak DSHG were the very first winners back in 2002!
Members also attended the Tideswell Parish Council Open Evening and Community Awards that night. Again, an information stand was available for the public .This was a magical event, honouring a number of local residents for their achievements through the year, and the group was proud to take part.
At the Buxton Fire Station Community Room, members met for their monthly meeting to learn more on First Aid from Brenda at “Kiss of Life”. Some members were adept at bandaging their partners, some less so, but by the end of the evening everyone was competent. Brenda has been a great supporter of the group and all were pleased to hear her own success story.
The next meeting will be the AGM at the Buxton Fire Station 7.00pm Mon 18th November. Everyone is welcome, whether a family member or a person with any type of diabetes themselves.
Work has started on the restoration of the historic railway goods station at Millers Dale.
The project has received a grant of £320,000 from a rural development fund.
Closed for more than 50 years, the goods shed had fallen into disrepair. The roof collapsed long ago and the walls were unstable. The regeneration will include replacement of the roof structure, restoration of external walls, repairs to the adjacent canopy wall and provision of new entrances and doors. Intended as an interpretation facility for visitors, information panels, audio equipment and interactive displays will be installed. To be open all year round, it will help tell of the railway shed’s busy past and point to other attractions nearby.
The shed is next to the recently restored Millers Dale station and the Peak District National Park Authority would like people who remember when these buildings were part of a working railway to get in touch.
Head of visitor experience development Emma Stone said: “As part of the project, we are keen to hear from anyone with memories of when the trains were running. Perhaps they caught trains here or brought goods or produce to transport to other parts of the UK. We would like to capture their stories to help explain how the site was used.”
To share your memories, send off an email to media@peakdistrict.gov.uk.
The Music in the Community grants programme is administered by Music for All, which is the charity of the UK musical instrument industry, and is also supported by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation in the US and endorsed by a number of musical celebrities. Grants are typically around £2,500.
The grants programme is intended to act as a helping hand to projects and initiatives across the UK that seek to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at groups that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes.
Funding is available for musical instrument costs, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society.
Upcoming closing date of 1st November 2019.
http://www.musicforall.org.uk/apply-for- ...
Welfare Rights, Derbyshire County Council has a new team running The Pension Credit Project. This new team specialises in benefits for people of pensionable age and they offer:
• Benefit checks
• Support with applying for benefits
• Talks (speaking to your community group about benefits for people of pensionable age)
• Surgeries (coming to your group to provide one-to-one benefit advice and support with claiming Pension Credit)
To book a time for either of the above options, or both, or simply to find out more about the project please contact elisa.mcdonagh@derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 537968.
Fri 8th Nov - Fri 8th Nov
9:15am - 3:30pm
Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD) is delighted to present an informative and interactive conference with top speakers, case studies and a networking lunch, specifically for managers of village halls and community buildings.
This conference is an ideal opportunity for anyone with an interest in, or involved with the management of a community facility whether it’s a charity, social enterprise, faith building or a statutory managed building. The aim is to help organisations become more sustainable and ‘fit for the future’.
The conference will run from 9.15am to 3.30pm and all are welcome to stay for RAD’s short AGM afterwards.
Speakers: –
• Improving long-term sustainability – Sally Soady, Community Business Adviser from Plunkett Foundation
• Investment for your village or community hall – Rachel Veitch-Straw, Investment Manager & Adrian Bean, Lead Investment Manager – Midlands, Key Fund
• Communication, marketing and community engagement – Hannah Leiper (Project Manager, Google Digital Garage)
• Planning, funding and building a new village hall – Kyran Farrell & John Perks (Trustees of Repton Village Hall)
Also, there will be the opportunity to attend two 45 minute workshops in the afternoon from a variety of topics including income generation & fundraising, online booking systems, broadband and the internet, recruiting/retaining volunteers and community engagement.
Refreshment breaks and a light buffet lunch are included. There will be ample opportunities for networking between participants, stand holders and speakers.
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