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Tue 11th Jun - Tue 11th Jun
10:00am - 12:30pm
Derbyshire Dales CVS is  hosting  a Community and Voluntary Group Coffee Morning at Hathersage Memorial Hall on Tuesday 11th June.
DDCVS Development Worker Jonathan Simcock organiser of the event, says “it should be an interesting and informative morning…we are hoping to have many local voluntary and community groups and service providers at the event. We are also looking to learn about any gaps in local services and opportunities for new voluntary services and community groups to be developed.”
There will be presentations from: –
  •  Foundation Derby – a local funder,
  •  Village Aid – a small international charity based in Bakewell,
  •  CASE – social enterprise and co-operative growing the impact of the co-operative and social enterprise economy in the East Midlands by delivering business support.
Information will be also available about Derbyshire County Council’s Community Action Grants. The event will start at 10.00am and finish by 12.30pm.
The event offers the chance to meet with both community and voluntary groups and local service providers, with stalls from a number of organisations including:
  •  Derbyshire Dales CVS
  •  Foundation Derbyshire
  •  Age UK Roadshow
  •  Farming Life Centre
  •  Village Aid
  •  Disability Direct
  •  Hathersage Luncheon Centre
  •  Hathersage Bowls Club
  •  Hathersage Careline
  •  Alzheimer’s Society
  •  Social Impact & Investment
  •  Hathersage U3A
Any DDCVS member group wishing to book a stall should contact Jonathan on 01629 812154 or by email to enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk
If you are coming to browse and listen – no need to book!
  Hathersage Community and Voluntary Group Coffee Morning
Mon 17th Jun - Mon 17th Jun
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Active Derbyshire Funding Advice Sessions
  •  Would you like advice on funding and grants for your Sports Club?
  •  Are you part of a Community Group that delivers a project about being physically active?
  •  Perhaps you have an idea for a project that promotes being physically active?
Why not book an advice session with Edwina Archer; she is the Funding Lead at Active Derbyshire and is offering half-hour one-to-one advice sessions after the Community Brunch in Ashbourne.
Date:          Monday 17th June
Time:          13:00 – 15:30
Where:       Small room, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, DE6 1AN
Sessions are free to all participants.
Priority booking for Derbyshire Dales based Sports Clubs as Edwina is running session in other parts of the County. Organised by Derbyshire Dales CVS, you can book your place by emailing enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk or calling 01629 812154.
NB There will be another session in Bakewell on Thursday 27th June at the CVS offices.

Active Derbyshire is pleased to announce that the Derbyshire Coach Bursary opened 1st of April 2019. The Bursary is aimed at supporting coaches/activators who need financial help to gain qualifications required to deliver their activities.


The fund looks to support individuals who are:

  •  Supporting the inactive to become active
  •  Ensuring that people are supported and encouraged to engage in sport.
  •  Helping to keep people engaged in physical activity and sport throughout their lives

In particular those who are coaching/activating:


i. Women and girls.


ii. People from lower socio-economic groups.


iii. Young people aged 5-18


iv. People with disabilities to become more active and engage in physical activity and sport.


A £25k grant has been secured from the Ministries of Housing, Communities and Local Government ‘Pocket Park’ funding which will pay for the 1st phase of improvements to the Spider Park playground at ‘The Orchard’.  It will also go towards the creation of a natural ‘woodland’ play and wildlife area.
Trees have been donated by Matlock Town Council and planted by volunteers from the estate, Denefield rangers and Church in the Peak.  The grant will pay for native wildflower bulbs (Bluebells, Snowdrops, Anemone, Wild Garlic and Wild Daffodils) to be under planted among the new trees creating seasonal interest and increase wildlife.
Everyone involved with the Estate Regeneration Project hope that in years to come, this area will become a setting for forest school activities that the Friends of Hurst Farm and the Castle View Primary School are planning to hold on the estate.
In addition the project has received packets of native wildflower seeds from Kew Gardens and the ‘Grow Wild’ project.  These will be used to create a ‘pilot’ mini wildflower meadow, sown and planted with the children of Castle View Primary School
Derbyshire Dales CVS will soon have a Community Development Manager post based on Hurst Farm. More information about this in our next newsletter in June.
Do you need to borrow a wheelchair for a short period of time?
Thanks to a very generous donation from Eyam Half Marathon, Connex Readycall Macmillan in Bakewell are able to offer this new service to the local community. A brand new, self-propelled, aluminium wheelchair can now be hired for a refundable deposit of £10.
For more information, please contact Sam or Jill in Bakewell on 01629 693693, or email sam@connex.org.uk / jill@connex.org.uk.
  Freewheeling in Bakewell!
Sat 13th Jul - Sat 13th Jul
10:00am - 4:00pm
Could you plant a bee and insect-friendly garden? Harness power from nature? Reduce your use of plastics?
There are so many ways to live a greener lifestyle – and people living in and around the Peak District National Park can learn more in a special event on Saturday 13th July (10am to 4pm).
The Pledge, Protect, Connect event is hosted by the Peak District National Park Authority at the Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow. Celebrating 2019 as the Year of Green Action (YoGA), it will bring together community groups who are already making a difference and those looking for inspiration.
Peak District National Park youth development officer, Carina Humberstone, said: “We’d love people of all generations to come together at this event, to inspire and to be inspired. We can support and help communities to make their ideas a reality and to get their projects up and running through our community small grants and engagement opportunities. We would like to celebrate all community action that encourages people to connect to and protect the local environment.”
Mike Joseph who, with other dads and schoolchildren, masterminded hydroelectric-powered Christmas lights in Bradwell, will be talking about this project at the event.
And other communities involved in green projects are invited to give talks and demonstrations or to host a stall.
The Year of Green Action (YoGA) is a year-long drive to help people get involved in projects that support nature – in their own gardens, schools or workplaces, and as consumers.
Staff and volunteers at the Peak District National Park Authority are highlighting their own green credentials by taking part in a series of events throughout the year. Recently they staged a lunchtime litter pick in the grounds of Aldern House in Bakewell.
Meanwhile, 14 staff and 14 volunteers have signed up to work towards John Muir Awards as part of the Year of Green Action. The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild places.
To find out more about the event, please contact Adele.Metcalfe@peakdistrict.gov.uk or Carina.Humberstone@peakdistrict.gov.uk
Both can be contacted through the main switchboard 01629 816200.
Thu 16th May - Thu 16th May
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Did you know that the Farming Life Centre organises Rural Social Groups around Derbyshire? These are accessible to anyone who would like to spend an hour or so, meeting old friends and making new ones, over a cup of tea and a piece of cake.
The local charity is pleased to announce that they will be running a new monthly meeting in Matlock. The second meeting for this Rural Social Group will be on Thursday 16th May at Matlock Meadows – a working dairy farm in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales (Snitterton Road, Matlock, DE4 2JG).
Throughout the year this new group will enjoy a monthly get together where the Farming Life Centre will organise activities, guest speakers, outings and lunches to suit the needs and interests of the group.
For more information please contact Amanda Newton, Rural Social Group Co-ordinator on – 07971 521143 or email info@thefarminglifecentre.org.uk
What do you enjoy doing that could benefit others within your community?
You can earn time by sharing your time and skills with a Time Swap member in your community and then you can spend that time on something that you would help with, or maybe you would like to learn something new?
Exchanges can include gardening, computer kills, cooking, sewing, basic DIY, dog walking, music lessons and much much more…..
New members can now join online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/Timeswap
To find out more contact Mel from the Time Swap Team by email mel.dorna@derbyshire.gov.uk
Midlands Energy Hub will award the £1.8 million Rural Communities Energy Fund for the Midlands Region over a two year time period.
Grants are available for rural, community-led projects: –
• Stage 1 feasibility grants under £40,000
• Stage 2 grants under £100,000 for business development and planning of feasible schemes.
At this stage it is envisaged that the overall process will be: –
• Call for applications (4 calls a year)
• Community Group submits a Pre-application Questionnaire
• Principal Regional Energy Project Officer (PREPO) engages with community group
• Application for Stage 1 / 2 submitted
• Applications circulated to RCEF Midlands Energy Hub Board members to review
• Midlands Energy Hub Board meets (with Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy representation)
• Applications awarded / rejected
• PREPO – works with community group to ensure successful groups use grant funds correctly and successfully
Each community receiving funds would need to agree to provide resources to Community Energy England for sharing across all new schemes and provide support to the Midlands Energy Hub on engaging other communities. This is with a view to develop a peer-to-peer support network to further build capacity at local level.
Rural communities are defined as:
a) Settlements below 10,000 residents- as defined in the Defra Rural-Urban Classification for Output Areas in England.
b) Communities within local authority areas which are classified as ‘predominantly rural’ by the Office of National Statistics.
For more information please contact Lindsay Wetton at the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership on 0115 957 8745.
  •  Do you have a passion for wildlife and nature?
  •  Are you looking for training in conservation, but don’t know how to get practical experience?
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is excited to be able to offer full-time, funded trainee-ships based at DWT to gain a level 2 qualification in environmental conservation and a bursary of over £10,000.
No previous qualifications required – in fact this opportunity is for people who don’t have qualifications in conservation.
You just need to be over 18, have enthusiasm for the natural world and be ready to learn new skills.
Come along to an information event at the YMCA, Derby, DE45 8UT to find out more and to do some hands-on conservation – dates 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st June 2019.
For more information visit www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/worki ... or call Lisa Witham on 01773 881188.
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