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This is our 10th newsletter since lock-down, we hope that you are finding them useful and ask you to please share with other members of your group and across your communities.
This week we have updated updated Funding and Grants information – download the PDF here.
Our Better Derbyshire Dales Fund funding round is OPEN with a closing date of Monday 22nd June. The fund can support smaller voluntary organisations with running costs, activities or capital items / repairs. Please contact us for an application form and guidelines. Email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk
We are running the Five Ways to Well-being Small Grants Scheme again with the next round closing on 30th September. More information about the scheme here.
We have some additions to the Keeping Busy Resource too – download it as a PDF here – plenty to keep us occupied as the weeks go by.
We are still keen for you to complete our survey about getting people better connected so if you have five minutes to spare, please complete via this link – How do we get the Derbyshire Dales better connected?
There is one slot left for community group treasurers, to go over their books with Janet Smith!
We hope all is well with you in your community – please do continue to share with us via email or our social media – what you have been up to. Via https://twitter.com/home   https://en-gb.facebook.com/DDCVS/
Contact us as usual by phone or e-mail. There will be no newsletter next week – but we will bring your more news the following week.
Please note that the road entrance to the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell is now OPEN.
  Update from DDCVS
Thu 4th Jun - Thu 4th Jun
10:00am - 11:00am
We have organised another online get-together for DDCVS members for the week after next.
The purpose of the ‘online coffee mornings’ is to get your feedback and input regarding how you and your community are coping with the coronavirus situation.
Also, if there is anything we can support with, in terms of advising your community group.
It also brings the welcome chance to meet some new people who are members of other community groups in the Dales; to share stories or just listen.
If you wish to attend, please would you email Jonathan Simcock at the CVS so that he can send you an invitation with the link. Email jonathan@ddcvs.org.uk
Wed 3rd Jun - Wed 3rd Jun
10:00am - 12:00pm
The Derbyshire Dales Children and Young People’s Well-Being Network exists to bring together individuals who support children and young people in the Derbyshire Dales area to share skills, information, experiences, good practice and resources.
The network is open to all groups, organisations and development workers operating in the Derbyshire Dales area.
Join us on Wednesday 3rd June for a virtual catch-up via Zoom!
We would really like to hear from you if you are part of a group for young people – sports – drama – Scouts/Guides – you name it! It’s a great chance to share information about what you are doing at the moment – what you feel able to do / what you would like to do – with a view to supporting each other and helping young people feel less isolated.
To book your place & receive your ZOOM link contact Louise at Derbyshire Dales CVS Tel: 07453 383235 email: louise@ddcvs.org.uk
If you are unable to use Zoom or don’t feel comfortable joining an online meeting please do contact Louise as we do hope to meet in person in the future and you might want to contribute your thoughts or ask for support for your work with children and young people. See contact details above
Helping Others – Connex Volunteer Continuous Commitment
Connex Community Support continues to provide bespoke practical and emotional support to anyone who needs it during this time.
“We are still accepting referrals to help with shopping, prescription delivery and telephone/video support (whilst face-to-face support remains on hold) thanks to our fabulous Home from Hospital, Readycall and Transport Volunteers. We hope to be able to provide limited one-to-one transport to urgent medical appointments in June, however we are not able to provide socially distanced transport at this moment in time.
As we move into week 10 of lockdown, we are particularly conscious of those shielding or self-isolating. We are therefore delighted to have started distributing 200 ‘Seeds of Hope’ packs across the Dales, thank you to the generosity of Age UK Derby and Derbyshire. These packs contain a little growing pack with calendula seeds and mindfulness activities. We hope to be delivering more nurturing and mindful treats during June.
As we approach June, we are looking forward to Volunteers Week (more to follow) and are phoning everyone who offered support through the CRU to see whether they would like to continue to volunteer in the future with organisations and community interest groups across the Dales.”
Connex can be contacted on 01335 348600 or 01629 693 693, email:dales@connex.org.uk
As it’s a Bank Holiday Weekend, Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Sports Development Team has created The T-20 Challenge for anyone and everyone to take part in. The idea is that at some point over the long weekend you, or you and your family take 20 minutes and see how far you can go.
“You could choose to walk, run, cycle, scoot or skate but we want to know how far you can go! But please stay local and follow the current Social Distancing measures. To take part in the challenge all you need to do is email: SportsDevelopment@derbyshiredales.gov.uk with your name, age, how far you went, how you did it and any photos that you don’t mind sharing!”
Entries need to be emailed in by 10.00am on Tuesday 26th May
Everyone who enters will receive a certificate via email that they will be able to print and keep and a mention on the Active Dales Social media channels (Active Dales will only use names and photos with peoples express permission) the challenge is open to anyone so please feel free to share with your family and friends.
  T-20 Challenge from Active Dales
How do we get the Derbyshire Dales better connected?
We’d appreciate you completing this short survey to help us get a better sense of how well connected people in the Derbyshire Dales are. While we are socially distanced, it shouldn’t mean that people are socially isolated, and connecting digitally is more important than ever, so we’d like to hear your views.
Please would you take a couple of minute to complete – the survey closes on Thursday 28th May – thank you.
If you would like to talk anyone about the survey or the subject of getting people connected digitally in the Derbyshire Dales please email harriet@ddcvs.org.uk to discuss further or ring Debbie on 07483 126823.
The Funding Guide has been updated this week – Click here to download the Funding Guide.
Added this week: –
Independent Age – Deadline: Thursday 4th June 2020
Independent Age provides advice and support for older age people. The trustees have released £2 million of funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the current pandemic. There will be four rounds of funding, in each of which £500,000 will be made available for grants of up to £15,000 per application. Applications for the first round opened Monday 18 May. https://www.independentage.org/
Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund – Deadline: 27th May 2020
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced a fund of £6 million for homeless charities directly affected by Coronavirus. This fund was launched on the 14 May and is being administered by Homeless Link. Frontline organisations where over half of their beneficiaries are experiencing homelessness and have a turnover of less than £5 million are eligible to apply for funding, the deadline for which is Wednesday 27 May. The awards must be spent by 30th October 2020.
The Government (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Office for Civil Society and Baroness Barran MBE) launched a £5m fund to tackle loneliness resulting from the coronavirus outbreak and period of social distancing. Deadline: Friday 29th May at 12:00pm
National organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections are invited to apply for a share of the £5m funding to continue and adapt their critical work.
Services must meet all of these aims to be eligible for this funding. The application form and further guidance is available below.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio ...
The Severn Trent Community Fund will be reopening on 1st June 2020 to new applications! Please be reassured that the aims of the Community Fund are still the same, since improving community wellbeing is arguably now more important than ever. And the eligibility criteria remains the same too; so they are looking to fund new projects, rather than general organisation running costs. For full details and the application link please go to www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/severn-trent- ...
Counselling Services Free of Charge to Derby and Derbyshire Residents
Relate Derby (www.relatederby.org.uk) has been commissioned by NHS England to provide counselling services free to residents of Derby and Derbyshire and these can be accessed immediately.
“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are delivering all our counselling services remotely via webcam and telephone. Please contact us on 01332 349177 or 07741193484 or email info@relatederby.org.uk.
• IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) counselling for couples and young people (16-18years).
People can access this free service if they are registered with a Derby or Derbyshire GP and are experiencing anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Contact your GP to get referred to Relate Derby or contact us directly and we will advise.
• Support for children and young people’s (age 5-18) emotional health and well-being.
If you know a child or young person who is experiencing depression, low mood, stress, panic or anxiety, or need wider emotional support due to the impact of the Covid -19 pandemic then please refer them to Relate Derby. This is a free service and we currently have no waiting list, so people can get access to a qualified counsellor straight away.
• Counselling for people affected by Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).
Relate Derby has a special project called ‘Living Well with Autism’ (LWA) which supports people with ASC who are wanting to explore their own relationships and people who have a family member with ASC. This service is free to people who are living in Derbyshire. Please visit our dedicated website http://www.livingwellwithautism.org.uk/
• Our free Telephone Helpline (0808 178 9363)
This has been extended and is now running on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am -1pm. Thanks to Foundation Derbyshire for their financial support. Our helpline gives people the opportunity to speak directly to an experienced Relate trained counsellor without having to make an appointment. Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles. If you are not sure whether or not you will be charged, please check with your mobile provider to confirm that 0808 calls are free before calling us.”
This FREE online training is aimed at professionals who work with children, families and young people in Derbyshire and is part of a national initiative to reduce parental conflict in the early stages. This course will enable you to differentiate between parental conflict and domestic abuse.
If you are a Childminder, Police Officer, Family Support Worker, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Early Years Provider or a Volunteer working with children and young people, this course will help you understand the detrimental effects that quarrelling has on children, and why we need to prevent this.
Contact Mark Davey. Tel 07785 110799 or email mark.davey@derbyshire.gov.uk
This E-learning training is divided into 4 modules. The modules discuss the effects of conflict on our children and provide you with resources, each module will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
If you only want to complete module 1, there will be face to face training after the Covid-19 Lockdown. You will be able to choose a half day to look at the resources or a full day which looks at the theory and resource – this is also free.
The course is not accredited but is a Department for Work and Pensions initiative and delivered by Knowledgepool.
Training is for workers / staff / volunteers to enable them to support parents. Training is free and it is open to Derbyshire Voluntary Organisations.
Go the Distance – Online Programme of Art
Exquisite puppets, music dedications to loved ones, nature-inspired animated projections, a good dose of tomfoolery, and a cheeky game of bingo will all feature in the new Remote Access programme as part of First Art’s Go the Distance Festival.
Throughout late May and June, Uninvited Guests and Fuel, Urban Projections, Half a String, Wild N Beets and Tit for Tat will present their works via the Internet, with a focus on audiences in Mansfield, Ashfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire.
“We had a fantastic response to our call out for artists with all sorts of wonderful projects proposed. The successful five projects offer a top quality selection of entertainment for all ages, ranging from circus to puppetry, all inspired by the strange times we are currently living in,” commented Karl Greenwood, First Art Director.
Artists and arts organisations were invited by First Art to apply for up to £3,500 to create projects that encourage people to engage with arts and culture online.
First Art, a Creative People and Places project funded by Arts Council England, works to bring inspirational cultural experiences within reach of everyone living in Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield and North East Derbyshire, as well as helping local people to produce and shape their own cultural experiences and events.
The programme will open with Urban Projection’s Dawn Chorus which sees local artist Rebecca Smith collaborate with illustrator Fabric Lenny to create a playful video-short featuring animated birds and illustrations projected in a Mansfield woodland. The work is inspired by what nature means to people during these unparalleled times and how many are seeking comfort in nature.
More information about the line-up with dates and times for all shows, together with any required bookings will be published on First Art’s website in the coming weeks – https://firstart.org.uk/ All events will be free but some activities may have a Pay What You Decide option.
Details will also be made available on social media:
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