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Thu 21st Sep - Thu 21st Sep
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Agricultural Business Centre  [ Directions ]
A free introductory workshop for voluntary organisations, community groups and clubs working with 5 – 18 year-olds. The session will increase your awareness and understanding of child and adolescent mental health.
Trainer:     Debra Nash (Dip. Couns. Registered Member MBACP)
The workshop will cover:
  •  Mental Health: protective factors and risk factors
  •  Societal influences/lifestyles, and the pressures they bring
  •  Common mental health problems in children and young people
  •  Spotting the signs of deteriorating mental health
  •  Supporting children and young people at risk of deteriorating mental health
  •  Where to go for help
To book a place on the workshop, please contact us at DDCVS on 01629 812154 or email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk.
Future in Mind is the name given to the national strategy to improve children and young people’s mental health services. In North Derbyshire new Future in Mind services are currently being developed to meet the needs of young people experiencing mental ill-health.
Thu 19th Oct - Thu 19th Oct
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wirksworth Memorial Hall  [ Directions ]
We have booked the Memorial Hall in Wirksworth for our AGM this year which will be followed by a networking event for voluntary and community organisations in the area.
If you would like take part in the networking event and perhaps put up a display about your group please get in touch with Jonathan Simcock at DDCVS on 01629 812154.
You can set up from 12.00noon, our AGM will start at 1.00pm and should be fairly brief, with the networking opportunity carrying on from 1.30 – 3.00pm.
The Farming Life Centre is recruiting a Chief Executive, 21 hours per week (Flexible), £30,785 FTE – NJC Scale 2017 Spinal Point 35)
(Actual salary: £17,239.60), contract until 30th September 2018.
The Farming Life Centre is based at the Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell and at Outreach Locations across the Peak District. For more information and a Job Pack please see www.thefarminglifecentre.org.uk or telephone: 01629 810903.
Or you can email Mary McNaught – marymcnaught@thefarminglifecentre.org.uk
Deadline for receipt of applications:5.00pm Friday 15th September, interviews to be held: Thursday 21st September.

The first round of the University of Derby Community Fund closes on 30th September 2017. There will be three rounds of funding, with £5,000 available in each round.


Groups can apply for up to £2,500 for work that benefits the local community.


Priority will be given to applications which demonstrate any the following:

  •  Promotion of Derby City or Derbyshire County heritage
  •  Contribution to educational development
  •  Benefit to local communities
  •  Increased engagement between the University and the community
  •  Widening participation in education
  •  Environmental sustainability
Find out if your group is eligible and how to apply by visiting www.derby.ac.uk/about/community/fund/
Invest Fund open – project and core cost grants available
 The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives and promote practical approaches to lasting change. To apply you need to be registered as a Charity or a CIO and have income between £25,000 and £1 million in your previous accounts.
Support can be provided through our two grants programmes Enable and Invest, along with an optional support programme (Enhance) for successful applicants. These programmes demonstrate the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support charities that have the greatest impact on improving the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities.
INVEST: – The Invest programme is a flexible, long term core funding programme for organisations delivering clear, targeted outcomes for disadvantaged people. These are typically around £25k p.a. with the potential to fund for up to six years. This programme is open for applications between 29th August and 22nd September 2017 with grants being made in April 2018.
ENABLE: – A grants programme for organisations that have identified clear development needs in areas such as governance, planning, evidencing need monitoring, communications etc. Grants of up to £15k are available for you to develop your organisation.
All grantees will be eligible for additional support through our ENHANCE programme –providing an option of tailored in-kind support to strengthen and develop charities.
If you are successful in applying for an Enable or Invest grant, Lloyds Foundation will work with you to identify whether support under the Enhance programme is right for you.
How to apply:
It is an online application process and applicants are encouraged to find further information on our programmes and strategy at: www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk
It is always wise to have an informal chat first. If you wish to do so then please contact Gary Beharrell by email              gbeharrell@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk or telephone 07734 973060.
The District Council’s consultation on its car parking policy is now live and taking place across the district until 18 September.
The review comes about following recommendations by the Community & Environment Committee, 16 March to review various aspects of the car parking policy.  These include:-
  •  charges for season tickets
  •  charges for permit holder car parks
  •  charges for 3 and 7-day permits
  •  bringing some existing free car parks into charge
  •  making some existing free car parks available for permit holders only
The free car parks in question are Ashbourne’s Cokayne Avenue, Cromford Market Place and Lime Yard, Matlock’s Edgefold Road and Wirksworth’s Canterbury Road and North End.
An online questionnaire can be completed at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/parkingreview.
Publicity for the review states that “It’s important to stress that no decisions have yet been made. Feedback from this survey will go to a meeting of the District Council on 16 November when councillors will consider whether to make further changes to the parking policy.
“We are not proposing to change any other aspect of the existing Parking Order and our residents should note that the annual Residents’ Free Parking Concession issued to every household annually is not part of this review. People will, of course, ask us why we are considering changes to the existing policy – and we understand this. The fact is that successive central government grant cuts, including a further 20% for 2017/18, make it harder than ever for us to provide the front line services that residents need. We have to find additional ongoing savings of £1.6 million over the next three years and, if possible, aim to do this without substantially increasing the financial burden on Derbyshire Dales Council Tax payers. This means we have no choice but to explore new income areas and to continue to review all our services to achieve further savings and efficiencies.”
Any questions about the review may be emailed to carparks@derbyshiredales.gov.uk, or call 01629 761392 or 01629 761302.
The Executive Board plays an important role in contributing to the strategic direction of Healthwatch Derbyshire, ensuring necessary financial and human resources are in place for the organisation to achieve its objectives.
Joining the Board provides a great opportunity to help make a real difference to delivering service improvements and benefits for communities across Derbyshire.
Healthwatch Derbyshire Executive Board positions are voluntary and unpaid but out of pocket expenses are paid.
Telephone 01773 880786 or email for an application pack. If you would like more information about the role please contact John Simmons the Chair of the Board on
HWD is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes diversity.
Closing Date: Friday 29th September 2017, Interviews: to be held in October
First Board Meeting: 11th December 2017 1-4pm
Wed 27th Sep - Wed 27th Sep
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Pilsley Village Hall, Chesterfield  [ Directions ]
All village hall charities will have a governing document that sets out the village hall trusts and the constitutional structure. Rural Action Derbyshire has organised a training seminar on ‘Understanding your hall’s governing documents and how to amend them’.
The session will include:
  •  Understanding your governing document
  •  Explain what it means to be a corporate village hall charity
  •  Why it is important to review and update a charity’s governing document
  •  Knowing when to either change or amend a charity’s governing document
  •  Understanding your powers to amend and the correct procedure to follow
  •  How to notify the Charity Commission of any changes made
If you have any queries about this or any other RAD training seminars, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Helena Stubbs, Community Buildings Officer, Rural Action Derbyshire, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN. Direct Line: 01629 592973
The Peak District National Park Authority is working with Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales District Council and other partners across Derbyshire to deliver a package of support for businesses within the visitor economy sector. The project is part of the Growing and Developing the Visitor Economy Sector within Derbyshire programme funded by the England European Regional Development Fund.  The National Park is leading on the £450k ‘Pedal Peak Business Initiative’ strand of the project which will increase the competitiveness of Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) to create a welcoming destination by stimulating and supporting a number of tourism businesses that are cycle friendly and contribute to a growing economy.
The project is :
  •  Developing a cycle tourism toolkit for businesses
  •  Developing a local Cyclists Welcome accreditation
  •  Launching a £150k small grants scheme to enable businesses to offer good quality experiences for types of cyclist
  •  Delivering workshops and events to enable businesses to understand the cycling market and to maximise benefits
  •  Promoting cycle loops and itineraries for residents and visitors around the four cluster areas
If you are a local business with less than 250 employees who could be interested in applying for a grant to boost your business please contact Carol Parsons, Pedal Peak Business Officer carol.parsons@peakdistrict.gov.uk 01629 816297
Tue 3rd Oct - Tue 3rd Oct
1:30pm - 4:30pm
The Post Mill Centre  [ Directions ]
Rural Action Derbyshire has organised a training seminar on PAT testing delivered by Quick Test – the session is relevant to village and community halls, parish & town councils, schools, church organisations or any small rural business. Quick Test working with RAD to help keep your organisation safe with a Portable Appliance Testing workshop.
Did you know . . .
  •  You are required by law to ensure that the electrical appliances you supply in your community building are safe!  The IET code of practice  recommends visual inspection and PAT testing as a means to take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your appliances 
  •  If there is a fire in your hall the insurance company may reduce the pay out if you cannot produce your PAT testing records even if the fire was not caused by an electrical fault.
  •  The safety of your electrical appliances is important every day. Not just the day the PAT testing is done.  A regime of checking the condition of appliances in your hall is so easy to put in place.
Reasons to attend a PAT Testing Training Course
  •  Save the cost of hiring a contractor  by PAT testing yourself
  •  Convenience – You can PAT test at your convenience rather than that of the contractor
  •  Even if you don’t want to carry out your own PAT testing you will know what your responsibilities are.  You will know what your PAT testing contractor should be doing and when.
Requirements to attend the Quick Test PAT training course
  •  Common Sense – you do not have to be an electrician to PAT Test
  •  Half a day of your time
A Certificate of Competence in PAT testing will be awarded on successful completion of the course. All delegates will keep the fully illustrated training manual used on the course.
The half-day workshop delegate fee is £98 +VAT – a good investment for your organisation over time, as it could save you the cost of regularly hiring a private contractor as well as helping you to keep your community buildings and premises safe.
If you have any queries about this or any other RAD training seminars, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Helena Stubbs
Community Buildings Officer, Rural Action Derbyshire, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
Direct Line: 01629 592973
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