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Tue 1st Oct - Tue 1st Oct
11:45am - 2:45pm
  •  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?
  Active Derbyshire Funding Advice Session
Tue 8th Oct - Tue 8th Oct
10:00am - 1:00pm
We are hosting an Adult Safeguarding session with Derbyshire County Council next month.
This half-day sessions is for people who volunteer with adults, for example, lunch clubs, car-schemes, health-related or general support groups.
Please let us know if you would like to attend by emailing enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk or telephoning 01629 812154.
Thu 17th Oct - Thu 17th Oct
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday 17th October is our AGM – at the Fountain Square Church, Tideswell. http://www.fountainsquarechurch.org/
This year our AGM will be combined with a Networking Event for local voluntary groups and statutory partners.
In addition we will be presenting our annual Derbyshire Dales CVS Award to a local voluntary organisation, and the recipient of the award will be telling us a bit about their work.
The networking event will begin after the AGM at around 1.15pm with a presentation by Fiona Unwin, Service Development Officer, Public Health, Derbyshire County Council.
Light refreshments will be available from 12noon onwards.
Bright Ideas Nottingham has launched a new project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
There are volunteering opportunities which require visiting the Derbyshire Record Office and researching and transcribing archival material. I
Helen Bates at Bright Ideas is ideally looking for volunteers who have some experience of looking at archival material as most will involve 18th/early 19th century records .
Helen is looking for people living within Matlock or a short distance away as they have some funding for volunteer travel expenses but not a huge amount
If you think this sounds like something you might be interested in please email Helen direct. helen@brightideasnottingham.co.uk
The Ernest Bailey Charity will consider requests for financial assistance on 28th November 2019.
The Charity is required to ensure that funds must be applied for the general benefit of the inhabitants of Matlock and district.
Call 01629 761392 or visit www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/ernestbailey
The closing date for applications is Monday 28th October 2019
The Community Foundation for Staffordshire is working with UK Community Foundations to deliver the Tampon Tax Community Fund in Derbyshire.
The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. The Community Foundation will be awarding grants of up to £10,000 to charities and community groups delivering projects that support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and well-being, and build social networks.
Applicants will need to demonstrate how they meet one or more of the following objectives:
  •  Building skills and confidence, for example, supporting women and girls to learn new skills, giving them the ability to apply for new jobs and/or return to the workplace.
  •  Improving health and well-being,for example, teaching women how to look after and improve their own mental or physical health and live in good health for longer.
  •  Building social networks, for example, connecting women to others they can share similar experiences with, supporting them to feel less lonely, more valued, more able to pass on that support.
For more information and details on how to apply, please visit https://staffsfoundation.org.uk/tampon-t ...
Or contact the office on 01785 339540 or email office@staffsfoundation.org.uk
Thu 10th Oct - Thu 10th Oct
12:30pm - 4:00pm
Healthwatch Derbyshire invites carers to their Annual General Meeting and information event.
There will be speakers and an information market-place. Participants will also have the opportunity to input their top three priority areas to improve health and social care services across Derbyshire.
If you would like to attend please email enquiries@healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk or telephone 01773 880786 or visit www.healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk
  Spotlight on Carers Event
Update from the Connection Space
Matlock based Community Interest Company – the Connection Space – runs a nature based project at Matlock Farm Park.
This project is seeking volunteers living with memory difficulties and ‘buddy volunteers’ to support the project. The project follows on from the successful Care Farming Projects that have run at Matlock Farm Park.
Again Matlock Farm Park is keen to collaborate with the Connection Space and with the additional funding from the National Lottery, Derbyshire Dales District Council Local Projects, Matlock Town Council, Derbyshire Voluntary Action and the Alzheimer’s Society, there is an opportunity to access meaningful volunteering roles.
Starting in October – on the 4th Monday of each month 10.30 – 2.30 – Jaggers Lane, Matlock, DE4 5LH.
If you are interested or if you know someone with memory difficulties or dementia who might like to come along, please contact the Connection Space on 07450 195051 and speak to Mary. Or email theconnectionspace@icloud.com
The Connection Space would also like to share news of ‘Care to Dance’ starting up again on the 21st October.  This is a creative and therapeutic dance project for people living with health conditions including dementia that may be affecting wellbeing. It takes place at the Claire Dobinson School of Dance in Rowsley. Contact details – as above.
Flourish Rural Derbyshire – a new independent Community Interest Company –  has been very busy since their inception in March of this year. Flourish aims to help build projects and collaborate with providers of services which tackle isolation and loneliness linked to long term illness and living in a rural place.
In July Flourish were able to transplant the gold award winning RHS Mindfulness garden designed and kindly donated by Rae Wilkinson from RHS Chatsworth to a neglected patch of land at the Eco-Centre, Middleton by Wirksworth. Flourish secured a small grant form the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund to enable the purchase of soil and structural boards.
Very many people were involved in making this happen but special praise must go to a dedicated skilled team from the Derby YMCA and Peter Eley from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, provided 3 full days of invaluable hard work to clear and prepare the site for planting.
Also, to the army of volunteer gardeners from Wirksworth and Middleton who have taken the garden to heart and now water and look after the space.
Flourish is still in need of further funding to construct seating and pathways and they would welcome any help with this. AND – Volunteers are always very welcome of all ages. This is intended as a place of sanctuary for the community so please visit and enjoy.
For further information and to get involved please visit https://www.flourishcic.com/ or email flourishcic23@gmail.com
  Flourish Rural Derbyshire – tackling loneliness and isolation
A new free phone line has been launched to give people (living in Derby and Derbyshire) impartial advice on how to stay warm at home and cut their energy bills.
The Warmer Derby & Derbyshire service is a partnership between the Marches Energy Agency charity and the Local Authority Energy Partnership (LAEP) – which includes all Derbyshire councils.
You can call for advice about:
  •  energy bills
  •  switching tariff
  •  how to make their homes more energy efficient
  •  how to apply for grants for heating systems and insulation
Ring 0800 677 1332  – this is a free number.
Home visits are also available to those who need more help.
The advice line is being funded using a grant of around £70,000 from the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme. It’s managed by The Energy Saving Trust on behalf of the Government’s gas and electricity regulator Ofgem to distribute payments from energy companies who may have breached rules.
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