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We offer advice on financial management for voluntary organisations here at Derbyshire Dales CVS. The following services are free of charge to our members: – 
Advice on bookkeeping
  •  accounting systems (manual or electronic)
  •  recording of financial information
  •  what records need to be kept
  •  annual accounts
  •  budget setting
Advice on setting up a Petty Cash system (Imprest)
The services detailed below are charged for: – 
Examination of annual accounts – (small organisations)
  •  external check of an organisation’s accounts by an independent person
Organisational Financial Health Check
  •  an assessment of the organisation’s financial management and governance, policy and procedures, financial reporting and recording, risk management and staffing relating to finance, and offers a broad assessment of the organisation’s overall financial position.
If you would like to find about more about the advice and support we can offer please contact Janet Smith, Finance and Facilities Manager on 01629 812154
DDCVS Annual Award goes to Hathersage groups
At our Annual General Meeting in October, Sarah Paisley presented the DDCVS Annual Award to Pam Cripps of Hathersage Careline and Careline Extra Befriending Service. The award: a framed certificate, plaque and cheque for £150 was given in recognition of the work both groups do in Hathersage offering regular contact and companionship to isolated people in the village. Pam (pictured here receiving the award) gave a short talk on both groups, the valued service that they offer and how she came to set them up.
Since 2002, each year DDCVS has run a Celebrating People Award in memory of our organisation’s first chairperson, Jim Heslop. Each summer we invited groups to apply, to complete a short application to nominate their group for the award and we had a panel reading applications and making the decision. This year we have decided to re-name the award and to do away with the application process. We are calling it the DDCVS Annual Award because, put simply, that is what it is. At times we think the ‘celebrating people’ in the original title of the award could confuse applicants – encouraging them to think that they were nominating a particular person for the award. Of course voluntary and community groups are made up of many individuals giving their time and commitment freely but we would like the award to remain focussed on a group as a whole in recognition of their work.
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 come to 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
Wed 30th Nov - Wed 30th Nov
9:30am - 3:15pm
Agricultural Business 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
Sat 10th Dec - Sat 10th Dec
1:00pm - 3:00pm
St Helen's Church, Darley Dale  [ Directions ]
Organised by Memory Lane, the Gatepost Theatre Company present a Christmas Concert for all. This is a free event with a raffle and seasonal refreshments.
The Friday night project in Ashbourne was established by the Multi-Agency Team (MAT) in the summer as a way of engaging children and young people in diversionary sport related activities. The intention was to encourage parents to become engaged in ‘whole family ‘ activities that would support the development of parenting skills and engage these families in community-based provision. The outcome was that a core group of parents continued to attend all summer and were keen to continue to meet as a group.
With the success of the project over the summer, it was decided that the project should continue. The MAT team managed to liaise with South Dales Sports Development and negotiated that a sports worker would be available up until Christmas and that the Ashbourne Leisure Centre would be the venue.
The team is very keen to continue with this project after the support from South Dales Sports Development Team finishes and are therefore now looking to recruit volunteers to support with the running of the group. If you are interested in volunteering why not pop in one Friday evening between now and 16th December, meet the youth workers from the team and see if it’s for you. Also, if your family would like to take part in the sessions these are on Friday evenings between 5.00 and 6.30. Running from 4th November until 16th December.
A grant funding opportunity for projects showing a commitment to the environment, and the provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or another public amenity.
Grants of between £2,000 and £50,000 are available for projects that can demonstrate how they fall into Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund. Object D shows commitment to the protection of the environment, and the provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or another public amenity. WREN’s definition of an amenity is something that a community will have access to and be able to use for leisure or recreation purposes.
Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
  •  Replacement doors and windows for village halls and community centres.
  •  Provision of children’s play equipment in open public spaces.
  •  Construction of footpaths and cycleways in public parks.
  •  The provision of all-weather play surfaces for a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA).
  •  The provision of skate parks.
  •  Dipping platform and all weather paths at local nature reserves.
To be eligible a project also needs to be situated within the vicinity of a landfill site – see details and eligibility checker http://www.wren.org.uk/apply/area-eligibility
Although match funding is not a specified requirement, the Waste Recycling Group (as a condition of providing WREN with the Landfill Tax Credits) require project applicants to secure the help of eligible ‘Third Parties’ who will reimburse them an amount equal to 10.75% of any grant committed. Third Party funders cannot, however, gain any unique benefit from the project put forward for funding. Applications will be accepted from the following types of organisations:
  •  Registered charities which operate a community facility.
  •  Churches or Parochial Church Councils.
  •  Parish or Town Councils or Management Committees or User Associations acting on behalf of Parish or Town Councils.
  •  Local Authorities.
  •  CASC Registered Sports Clubs.
Other organisations may still be able to apply for funding if they apply as a secondary applicant with a Parish Council, Local Authority or charity which has an involvement in their project site. The deadline for applications is 22 February 2017 (5pm) Further details here: www.wren.org.uk/apply/wren-grant-scheme
The Transform Foundation (https://www.transformfoundation.org.uk) has recently launched a new grant programme, which will be providing £18,000 grants to a select number of non-profits, to fund the design and build of a new website for them. The grant will include a range of cutting edge tools for engaging with supporters and service users as well as the costs of the strategy, design and training required to get the website up and running. The grant programme is mostly focused on non-profits with between £0.5m – £20m annual income, although organisations outside of this range are welcome to apply.
You can apply for the grant here: https://www.transformfoundation.org.uk/a ...
Or discover more information about it on the Transform Foundation website: https://www.transformfoundation.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.
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
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
Sport England has made a number of announcements regarding their new funding programmes which will be launched from December 2016 onwards.
One new programme is Tackling Inactivity: –
  •  In December 2016, Sport England will publish an investment guide on inactivity describing the type of projects they are looking to support, the people they want to benefit and the outcomes they are seeking to achieve. The first phase will focus on projects that help older adults (55+) to get active.
  •  Based on the work Sport England has already done on inactivity they anticipate bids ranging from £250,000 to £500,000 but if you want to work on smaller or larger scale, please do get in touch with them to discuss your ideas – they are open to a range of options.
  •  Expressions of interest will need to be submitted by noon on 13th February 2017.
Details of new Capital Funding has also been announced: –
  •  In December 2016 Sport England will launch the first phase of their new Community Asset Fund. If you are an organisation looking to take over sports facilities, a sports club that wants to expand or you have a great idea for a project that’s clearly needed in the local community, then this could be the fund for you. £7.5 million will be available for single and multi-sport community facilities in this phase.
  •  Based on similar projects they have already supported, they expect to make awards of between £5,000 and £150,000. You’ll be able to submit your bids from the beginning of January 2017. The first awards are planned from April 2017 onwards.
In addition Sport England has announced details of new funding for volunteering: –
  •  A new £3m fund will help Sport England to work with a mix of organisations, some of which will be new to them. This fund will open in the New Year.
For more information about any of these funds please contact the Derbyshire Sport Team on 01773 748 907 or email derbyshiresport@derbyshire.gov.uk or visit their website http://www.derbyshiresport.co.uk
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