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Tue 26th Jul - Tue 26th Jul
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The law on workplace pensions has changed. Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called ‘automatic enrolment’. Whether you’re a hairdresser, an architect or employ a personal care assistant, if you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties. This applies to you if you run a small voluntary organisation or charity that employs someone.
John Carter from ProAktive will be giving a presentation on automatic enrolment and there will be a discussion on the planning, implementation and ongoing administration requirements of automatic enrolment. In addition, you can find out if your existing pension scheme complies with automatic enrolment.
This is a free session and should last no longer than 90 minutes, refreshments from 9.45am.
At the end, you are welcome to stay and network or ask other advice. To book a place please contact Janet Smith at Derbyshire Dales CVS. 
The government is inviting views from the public to help guide the policy direction for the Big Lottery Fund, on the Fund’s distribution of National Lottery money across England programmes covering the whole of UK. The policy directions, last reviewed in 2012, include a renewed focus on local engagement, and a new focus on variety and innovation. New guidelines will give explicit directions on the UK-wide funding portfolio.
The consultation runs to 12th August. See https://www.gov.uk/government/consultati ...
Fri 17th Jun - Fri 17th Jun
This year there will be a whole stage of the Women’s Tour in Derbyshire. Stage 3 on Friday 17th June is departing from Ashbourne at 10.45 am then winding its way through stunning countryside to finish in Chesterfield.
During its time in the Dales, the following towns and villages will all see action from Stage 3 first hand as the race travels through Ashbourne (start 10.45 am confirmed), Earl Sterndale, Flagg, Monyash, Youlgrave, Winster, Wensley, South Darley, Darley Bridge, Darley Dale, Matlock, Beeley and Baslow.  The following villages are very close to the route and will be able to see the race without much effort: Fenny Bentley, Tissington, Biggin, Heathcote, Hartington, Chelmorton, Alport, Stanton in Peak, Birchover, Elton, Edensor and Pilsley.  The Stage will leave the Dales area to travel through Buxton and the day’s race will finish in Chesterfield.
Detailed timings will be released nearer the time and more information on the race route and stages can be found on the official site: http://womenstour.co.uk/home.php
The District Council is keen to support the race across the district and in particular wants to encourage local communities, groups and businesses to get involved to help maximise the benefit of having such a major sporting event visit Derbyshire Dales and hope that Town / Parish Councils & Parish Meetings will encourage local communities to get involved.
Grants of up to £100 are available (please refer to scheme criteria) to assist with the staging of events or activities. More information on the District Council’s website www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/womenstour including a registration & application form for interested parties http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/things ...
Groups and projects which provide activities for young people in Derbyshire can now apply for a share of £50,000 from Derbyshire County Council.
The ‘YOUTHINC, We Grant’ scheme, was devised with the help of Derbyshire Youth Council and will award grants of up to £1,500 to develop youth activities in Derbyshire which deliver the youth councillor’s priorities each year. The funding could support traditional activities and projects such as youth clubs, sports, music and games clubs, media workshops, such as dance, drama or art sessions but can also support innovative projects too.
Members of the youth council will help decide how the money is given out and will consider:
  •  ·         If the project or campaign is accessible to all young people
  •  ·         How many young people will benefit
  •  ·         How long the project will run
  •  ·         Whether it is value for money
  •  ·         The long-term impact of the funding
  •  ·         What the money will be spent on
Groups and projects can apply for a grant by visiting www.derbyshire.gov.uk/grants
Applications need to consider and work towards achieving the Derbyshire Youth Council priorities which are outlined in the application pack. The closing date for applications is Friday 1 July 2016.
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 18th August 2016. We would like applications submitted by Friday 12th August 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 
Last year over 140 cases for not-for-profit organisations were matched with volunteer lawyers through LawWorks and the organisation is keen to make even more charities, community groups and social enterprises aware of the free legal help available. Where a not-for-profit organisation needs help with a one-off legal issue, LawWorks matches the organisation with a volunteer lawyer from its network of member law firms and in-house legal teams who can advise on that matter.
Examples include:
  •  Drafting a contract,
  •  Reviewing a lease,
  •  Updating a constitution/articles, and
  •  Clarifying rights in a commercial dispute.
Volunteers can advise on property, commercial/contract, tax, IP, insurance, insolvency, data protection, defamation, and company law. The organisation can check if it is eligible at the following link: https://www.lawworks.org.uk/legal-advice ...
If eligible, the online application form can be completed at: (https://www.lawworks.org.uk/legal-advice ...) LawWorks will then work with the organisation to gather more information and see how it can help. More information about the free legal assistance service is available here: https://www.lawworks.org.uk/legal-advice ...
If you have any questions about these services, please do not hesitate to get in contact with LawWorks by emailing nfp@lawworks.org.uk
Derbyshire Sport is working locally to recruit new disabled volunteers to sign up to a new project and start their journey as a sports volunteer. By being part of the IMPACT project will help create more opportunities for people with disabilities and sensory impairments to participate in sport and physical activity. All volunteers will be provided with support, appropriate training and deployed in suitable placements.
Derbyshire Sport understands that many people who would like to volunteer often have limited time available to do so. With IMPACT you can decide how much time you are prepared to give. Opportunities vary from occasional volunteering for special events to just one hour each week supporting a disabled person, or someone with a sensory impairment to take part in sport. You may wish to offer support on a more regular basis as a means of developing your skills for a career change, or to help you to get a job as we also need volunteers who have specific skills such as accountancy, marketing, administration, writing press reports etc.
What’s in it for you?
  •  Learn and develop new skills.
  •  Build self-confidence, self-esteem and independence.
  •  Meet new people and develop new friendships
  •  Raise awareness on issues that are important to you.
  •  Increase employability
  •  Enhance health and happiness
  •  Increase communication skills
For more information and an application form visit: www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/impact
Or contact: Rachael Dyer, Sports Development Officer, Derbyshire Sport on 07807 089845
EMAS NHS Trust is looking to improve services by better tailoring them to meet the needs of patients. The Trust needs patients, their carers and the public to become more involved with the Trust and have a say in how their health service is run to give the Trust a better understanding of the needs of the people using the services.
In the Nottinghamshire area the Trust holds quarterly Patient Voice Groups. In Derbyshire, they would like to establish a sub-group and are looking for volunteers who would be interested in participating. This network will be ‘virtual’ with most of the communication taking place through email, telephone or social media but there will be networking opportunities at the bi-annual engagement events.
If you are interested in joining the sub-group please contact Karen Long, PALS and Service Improvement Coordinator by email: karen.long@emas.nhs.uk
Baroness Estelle Morris, Patron of Darley Dale based First Taste, launched the Charity’s latest chair based exercise CD “Yet More Music to Move” on Friday 13 May at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale.
This new resource has been produced specifically to encourage care / nursing homes’ & day care centres’ care staff to undertake sessions of gentle exercise coupled with reminiscence for frail older people in their care. Many other groups or individuals may find the CD useful too.
The exercises have been carefully devised by Physiotherapist, Angela Hill who gives the voice-over exercises to background music from well-known musicals.  First Taste’s Interactive Music Tutor, Tom Pilkington has overseen the CD’s production collaborating with his brother, Stephen Pilkington, who plays the music on his Steinway grand piano. It is hoped that the familiar tunes, that have been very carefully chosen by Tom & Stephen, will also provoke memories & stimulate conversation.
Funding of this new CD has been given by Bakewell Rotary, AgeUK Derby & Derbyshire through their Strictly No Falling Programme, the Barchester Charitable Foundation & Dr Jennifer Bute. Copies of “Yet More Music to Move” are available from the First Taste Office, c/o Ladygrove Mill, Two Dales, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2FH  (tel: 01629 733849 Email: firsttaste@btinternet.com) at £8 per copy (P & P inclusive)  All orders need to be accompanied by a cheque for £8 made payable to First Taste.
Opportunity for charities looking for additional space to use on a RENT & BUSINESS RATES FREE basis. Avire is able to offer office accommodation in a prime location close to Meadowhall:
* Ground floor and first-floor office accommodation: 3,750 – 7,500 sq ft
* Ground floor and first-floor office accommodation: 1,875 – 3,750 sq ft
Many of the charities we work with use spaces such as these for workshops, training or just for storage. The only costs you will incur for using this property will be utility bills.
For further information or to arrange viewing please email yvettecautonelliott@avire.co.uk or telephone 01295 256 338
We have successfully organised over 200 Charity lettings throughout the UK.  If you, as a charity, have any property requirements please let us know and we will see if we can source a property for you rent and rates free. Whether it is an industrial, a shop or an industrial unit, please get in touch.’
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