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Wed 30th Mar - Wed 30th Mar
The next meeting of the Children & Young People’s Network is on 30th March at 2pm on Zoom.
The Network aims to bring together groups and individuals who support children and young people in the Derbyshire Dales area to share skills, information, experiences, good practice and resources.
If you would like to join us please contact Polly Yates, Development Worker by email polly@ddcvs.org.uk or telephone 01629 812154 and press 1 for Development Workers.
We currently have vacancies on our Board of Trustees, and would be glad to hear you from if you are interested in taking one of these roles.
You don’t necessarily need any particular qualifications or experience to be a trustee, but some knowledge of managing organisations, or knowledge of the voluntary sector and the communities of Derbyshire Dales might be useful.
We would welcome applications from all sections of the community, and would particularly like to hear from people involved in the local voluntary sector; people with some knowledge of financial management; and from younger people over 18 years of age.
If you are interested, please contact Neil Moulden on neil@ddcvs.org.uk or call 01629 810901 for more information.
Wed 6th Apr - Wed 6th Apr
We will be hosting a regular forum for Community Interest Companies throughout the year.
These information sessions would also be of interest to any community organisation wanting to earn part of their income from trading.
We have 5 sessions booked over the year, they will mostly be on Zoom, other than the final one which we hope will be ‘in real life’ – most likely at the Agricultural Business Centre.
If they go well, and participants find them useful, they are certainly something we would continue and develop in 2023.
Wed 6th April 4.00 -5.45 pm
Business Planning covering business model canvas, the importance of segregating restricted/unrestricted funding, profit & loss / budgeting & cash flow forecasts.
Lead: – Simon Redding
Wednesday 29th June 11.45 -1.00pm
Topic: – Support & Training – what support is there, what other forums can you join as a social enterprise, where do you find out about training for SEs and CICs
Leads: Sarah Paisley and Polly Yates
Tuesday 13th September 10.15-12.00
Topic: – Commissioning
Lead: – Neil Moulden and representative from DCC Public Health
Tuesday 18th October 12.15-2.00
Topic: – Legal Structures for Social Enterprises; is CIC the right fit for you?
Lead: – Neil Moulden
Tuesday 13th December 10.30-12.00
Topic: – Mince Pie Social
Hopefully, and in real life session, bringing people together for a mince pie and a chance for them to network
If you would like the Zoom link for any of the above please contact Sarah Paisley on 01629 812154 press 1 for development workers or email sarah@ddcvs.org.uk
Working with Ashbourne Sports & Community Partnership; Platform Housing, the 50+ Forum, DDCVS, Rural Action Derbyshire (and many more!), Connex is delighted to be extending their Tea, Talk ‘n’ Tech project into the Digital Connextions Café in the wonderful new Ashbourne Sports & Community Pavilion in April 2022.
There will be weekly drop-in sessions, to provide digital support to people in a safe, comfortable environment.
You or someone you know may be a complete beginner who would just like to know what the fuss is about. Or you may know someone who is sitting at home with a tablet or phone that they just don’t quite know what to do with!
Juliet Short, Operations and Development Manager at Connex, said -:
“Whatever your interests or background, with or without any gadgets, we’re sure that technology has something to offer you: why not come and find out? If you’d like to come along for a cup of tea (or coffee!) and find out more, call us on 01335 818283. We will also be looking for more digital volunteers, who could offer 1-2 hours a week to support us.”
Technical expertise not necessary, but a friendly face, patience and a head for problem-solving will be useful! If you’d like to find out more about volunteering in this capacity, please email us at teatalktech@connex.org.uk
We are pleased to continue to manage the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund – a small grants scheme for voluntary and community groups in the Derbyshire Dales.
The scheme is funded by Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Derbyshire County Council Public Health and Derbyshire Dales District Council and has both a revenue and capital strand.
Groups can apply for up to £1,000 of revenue costs such as room hire, activities or sessional worker costs and up to £5,000 of capital costs such as repairs to a village hall or improving a community space.
There will be four rounds in the financial year 2022-2023 with the following closing dates:
  •  Friday 22nd April 2022
  •  Friday 15th July 2022
  •  Friday 28th October 2022
  •  Friday 27th January 2023
Please contact us by email or telephone for an application form and guidelines. Tel 01629 812154 or email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk
Deadline: 23rd May 2022
Funding to improve understanding and awareness of overlooked historic places and stories across England. Community and heritage organisations will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects which engage with a wide range of heritage and enable people to creatively share overlooked or untold stories of their communities.
Historic England is delivering the Everyday Grants: Celebrating Working Class Histories programme as part of its Diversity and Inclusion strategy, published in 2020, which outlines its commitment to helping the heritage sector become more inclusive. Grants could be used to celebrate aspects of diverse heritage including:
• Local industry such as railways, mines and factories
• The working-class history of coastal and rural towns
• Local architecture
Activities should provide innovative volunteering opportunities for young people or people facing loneliness or isolation, as well as contribute positively to participants’ wellbeing.
For further support with creating a proposal, Historic England will be hosting online drop-is to talk through the application process, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Everyday Heritage Grants – creating a proposal and application support drop in sessions:
10.30 – 12.00 Tuesday 22 March 2022,
15.30 – 17.00 Thursday 31 March 2022
Reserve your space at one of these events by contacting by email: –
Connex Community Support and Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport are registered charities, both of which have provided community transport for more than three decades, across the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak.
Juliet Short, Operations and Development Manager for Connex says; ‘ Our organisations work together to provide transport for those who are unable to use public transport because of their age, disability or rural exclusion: enabling them to get to medical appointments or to social activities.  Our services are a lifeline to many – but we know that not everyone knows about us or that volunteers lie at the heart of our work.
We wanted to take the opportunity to spread the word at this time!  Community Transport takes many forms: we operate car schemes, minibuses and wheelchair accessible vehicles.  What they all offer is a safe, supportive means of getting from ‘a to b’.
If you, your neighbour or your group are struggling with transport needs, please call or email us for further information.  There is a charge for our transport, but we try to keep our costs to the minimum through the work of our amazing volunteer teams.
Moreover, we always need more volunteers.  In particular, we are calling out for drivers in the Bakewell, Cromford, Hulland and Matlock areas: so please give us a shout if you have a little bit of free time to spare!”
Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport       01629 641920 / info@bect.org.uk
Connex Community Support                          01335 344700 / dales@connex.org.uk
Thu 30th Jun - Thu 30th Jun
9:00am - 3:00pm
Taking place at Chesterfield Football Club, timetable below, for more information and to book your place please Email Jodie.hart@derbyshire.gov.uk
  •  9.30 – 9.45am Welcome / House Keeping / Chesterfield Football Club Connecting the Community, John Croot (Chesterfield FC Chairman)
Short Story – Life in Lockdown – Ellie Scott
  •  9.50 – 10.20am What a Connected Derbyhshire means to Public Health
Why reducing loneliness and isolation is a Public Health priority. With Q & A Dean Wallace Director – Derbyshire Public Health
Short Story
  •  10.25 – 10.55am Jo Cox Foundation – Connection Coalition
A look at how national policy looks to reduce loneliness and isolation. With Q & A Will Fletcher, Jo Cox Foundation
  •  10.55 – 11.20am Connection Time – Comfort break and refreshments
  •  11.20am Short Story
  •  11.25 – 11.55am ‘Social connectedness – getting to know the evidence-base’
A look how loneliness affects our physical and psychological health. With Q & A Dr Jo Hall
  •  12.00 – 12.15pm Connect Derbyshire
An explanation of the structures and work that has been undertaken across the county to reduce loneliness and isolation, James Green, Derbyshire Public Health
  •  12.15 – 1.25pm Connection Time – Lunch
  •  1.25 – 3.00pm Delegates can choose a workshop to attend;
  •  Workshop 1 – Accessibility and connecting people
  •  Workshop 2 – A day in the life of a Social Connect Worker
  •  3.00pm Closing address James Green
3.05pm Conference closed
The Arts Society is offering grants of up to £3,000 for UK-registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3 million to deliver projects and activities that engage young people with the arts, support skills development and training in the arts and heritage sector and support local and regional art organisations and museums. Funding will support projects that make a positive contribution to people’s lives through the arts and engage people who wouldn’t typically participate in arts activities.
Funding is for projects that fall under one or more of the following priorities:
  •  Young Arts – Projects that support a wide range of activities to introduce young people to and engage them in artistic experience and practise
  •  Skills Development – Projects that further the development and training of skills in the arts, crafts, and heritage
  •  Regional Museums, Galleries, and Arts Organisations – Projects that support regional and local museums (Regional and local theatres and performing arts spaces will also be considered)
Deadline: 31st March 2022
Each year the trustees of the Woodward Charitable Trust set aside funds for summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years. Trustees only fund programmes that run for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days across the summer holidays.
Grants can only be paid to registered charities. If you are not a registered charity, please give the full name and address of a registered charity who has agreed to accept a grant on your behalf. Please note you will need to upload a copy of their most recent audited accounts at the end of the application form. Most grants awarded are in the range of £500 to £1,000. Around 35 grants are made each year.
Deadline: 8th April 2022
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