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Photo: Bakewell Artability
Artability is a voluntary group whose purpose is to give people with a disability or other health needs, the opportunity to learn or re-learn art skills. The Bakewell and Matlock Artability groups are jointly run by a committee of volunteers and they would very much like to attract more members to come and take part in the group.
Art can give people the ability to express themselves, to regain confidence and self-belief, and develop an ‘I can do’ mindset.
Members comments include: – “It’s something I can do” – “Makes time go quickly” – “Satisfaction” – “Good rehabilitation” – “Exciting” – “Challenging” – “Relaxing” – “When people admire your paintings you feel on top of the world” – “Transported to another world”.
The groups meet on Tuesday afternoons 2-00pm to 4-00pm and membership is £2.00 per session. All materials are provided. One week the venue is Matlock at Victoria Court and the alternate week is Bakewell at Hoyle Court – you can attend either session or both. If you would like further information please contact  David Brown (01629 732585) or Kath Soppitt (01629 583267).
  Artability – Matlock and Bakewell
Tue 24th Jan - Tue 24th Jan
11:30am - 3:30pm
Agricultural Business Centre  [ Directions ]
If you would like advice on funding for your SportsClub you can book a half-hour one-to-one advice session with Edwina Archer from Derbyshire Sport.
Sport England has a number of new funds for 2017 including Tackling Inactivity; Funding for Volunteering and the Community Asset Fund.
Sessions are free to all participants but priority is to Dales based groups as Edwina is running sessions in other parts of the county.
To book a slot please call us on 01629 812154 or email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk
Just a reminder that the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund will support organisations or specific projects that aim to develop or strengthen communities and/or people’s health and well-being. We are also interested in supporting less popular causes and work that supports disadvantaged and marginalised sections of the community. There is a capital strand that will support village halls, community centres and sports clubs with costs towards improving facilities for their community.
The grants-scheme also includes money from North Derbyshire CCG and Derbyshire County Council Public Health and therefore we welcome applications from community groups doing something that has a health and well-being benefit.
There are quarterly rounds for applications with the next closing date being Friday 3rd February 2017.
Please contact Sarah Paisley or Jonathan Simcock at DDCVS for an application form. Tel 01629 812154 or email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk
The form can also be downloaded from our website by going to http://www.ddcvs.org.uk/projects
The next round of Derbyshire Dales District Council Area Community Forms will be in February: –
Tuesday 7 February, 7pm – Dale Road Methodist Church Hall, Darley Dale
Monday 13 February, 7pm – Hulland Ward and District Millennium Village Hall
Tuesday 21 February, 7pm – Ashford War Memorial Institute
The standard agenda items, ‘You Said, We Did’, ‘Good News’ and ‘Question Time’ will be included and the forums will also feature a County Council bus service update.
For more information contact Ros Hession on 01629 761302 or email ros.hession@derbyshiredales.gov.uk
Fri 17th Feb - Fri 17th Feb
9:30am - 12:30pm
The Life Chances Fund (LCF) is an £80 million top-up fund, whose objective is to help those people in society who face the most significant barriers to leading happy and productive lives. The £80 million has been committed by central government to provide contributions to outcome payments for payment-by-results contracts, which involve socially minded investors – i.e. towards Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). These contracts must be locally commissioned and aim to tackle complex social problems. The fund is particularly focused on outcomes in early years and for young people.
The second call for Expressions of Interest opens in January. A launch event will take place from 9.30 until 12.30 on 17th February 2017 in Nottingham. The event will be delivered by the Head of the Fund and will include:
  •  An overview of the fund and how it works;
  •  Eligibility;
  •  How to put together a good EOI.
The event is for providers and commissioners of early years and young people’s services.  To reserve a place email homepage.
As part of the Tercentenary Celebrations, it is the Provincial Grand Master’s wish that the Province focuses on Freemasonry and the Community through an increased collaboration with Civic Leaders for the benefit of communities in Derbyshire. Each Freemason’s Lodge in Derbyshire has been asked to nominate two worthy causes in their community that might benefit from a financial award.
If you would like an application form please contact us at DDCVS and we will forward one on. Alternatively please visit: http://www.pglderbyshire.org.uk/tercente ...
Mon 6th Mar - Mon 6th Mar
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Imperial Rooms, Matlock  [ Directions ]
If you would like advice on funding for your sports clubs you could book a half-hour one-to-one advice session with Edwina Archer of Derbyshire Sport.
Sport England has a number of new funds for 2017 including Tackling Inactivity; Funding for Volunteering and the Community Asset Fund which Edwina will be able to explain to you.
Sessions are free to all participants – priority to Derbyshire Dales based groups as Edwina is running sessions in other parts of the county.
To book your slot please contact us on 01629 812154 or email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk
Tue 31st Jan - Tue 31st Jan
9:30am - 3:15pm
Elim Church / Waterside Centre  [ Directions ]
Richard Murrell, Befriending Champion Coordinator has organised a day’s training for anyone who wants to help tackle isolation and loneliness in Derbyshire. It is for paid employees or volunteers. Lunch is provided. The session will cover: –
  •  9.30-10.15am            Dementia Friends Information Session – learn more about dementia and how to help to create dementia friendly communities;
  •  10.30am-1.00pm     Befriending Champions training session – find out what it is to be a Befriending Champion, the skills needed and how to carry out the role;
  •  1.30-3.15pm               Microgrant funding information/workshop session – support to develop project ideas that reduce isolation and loneliness in Derbyshire, how to apply for the microgrant, and help to access other sources of local funding.
For more information contact Richard Murrell, Befriending Champion Co-ordinator on 01283 219761 or email champions@sdcvs.org.uk
The East Midlands Chamber and the University of Derby are vacating their current premises in Chesterfield.  As a result of the move, and the wind-up of some university projects a large amount of redundant office furniture is coming available over the next 2 months.
Equipment includes storage, shelving, desks, reception furniture and IT-suite furniture.  It is hoped that items can be gifted to VCS organisations with prioritisation of new and smaller organisations.
To register interest in advance please email office@one-em.org.uk with brief details of your groups, the equipment you need and a contact name and number.
All equipment must be collected from Chesterfield.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. The CQC registers, monitors and inspects services to make sure they provide safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care. A formal consultation on the next phase of regulation has been launched.
The consultation document, ‘Our next phase of regulation: A more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach’, follows the strategy for 2016 to 2021 , published in May 2016, which sets out an ambitious vision for a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation, so that more people get high-quality care.
Please see here for more details.
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