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Derbyshire Dales CVS Email Newsletter
 
 
 
 
Older persons’ groups and voluntary organisations working to meet the needs of older residents in Ashbourne and the  Southern Dales area spent a useful morning at St Oswald’s Church Hall on Tuesday 9th May.  The event, organised by DDCVS Development Worker Jonathan Simcock brought over 45 people from a wide range of groups together to learn about the practical support on offer from South Derbyshire VSPA and the  Funding opportunities which are available from Foundation Derbyshire, including the recently launched Derbyshire Older People’s Fund. DDCVS would like to thank Rosanna Dobson, Grants Officer from Foundation Derbyshire and  Nayyer Bhatti of South Derbyshire VSPA for their interesting and informative presentations.
 
The event, organised by DDCVS Development Worker Jonathan Simcock, brought over 45 people from a wide range of groups together to learn about the practical support on offer from South Derbyshire VSPA and the funding opportunities which are available from Foundation Derbyshire, including the recently launched Derbyshire Older People’s Fund. DDCVS would like to thank Rosanna Dobson, Grants Officer from Foundation Derbyshire and  Nayyer Bhatti of South Derbyshire VSPA for their interesting and informative presentations.
 
Representatives were present from the following voluntary groups: Greenfields Over 60s Club, Ashbourne Tai Chi, Ashbourne 60 plus Club. Ashbourne 50 plus, Ashbourne Goldies, Ashbourne Branch of the Parkinson’s Society, Kniveton Get Together Club, Ashbourne WI and Ashbourne Embroiders, Sudbury Senior Citizens Club, and St Oswald’s Church. Voluntary sector professional organisations present included Ready Call, Age UK Information Road Show, Citizens Advice Bureau, Careline, Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales, Making Space, and Walking for Life.
 
Following the presentations, a discussion session was held looking at the issue of voluntary sector services in Ashbourne and area. This session looked at what works well locally and whether there are any gaps in current provision. A number of local groups were praised for their valuable work and contributions to the quality of life of older residents. And an interesting point was raised regarding the need for more and improved support for carers living in Ashbourne and the southern Derbyshire Dales.
 
We received positive feedback from a number of people attending the event who said it was useful and worth their while to attend.
 
We would like to give our thanks to all who attended, to Ashbourne Town Mayor Caroline Cooper for officially opening the event and to St Oswald’s Church for the use of their hall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This financial year we will be administering a new small grants scheme on behalf of Derbyshire County Council Public Health. There are two opportunities to apply: July 2017 and January 2018.
 
The first deadline is Monday 3rd July and applications will be assessed on Monday 17th July.
 
Voluntary groups and organisations can apply for a maximum of £3,500 for any project that addresses the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ particularly for people with a higher risk of experiencing mental health and wellbeing problems.
 
The ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ is a highly regarded set of evidence-based public mental health messages, which are aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the population. The ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ are: ‘Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give’. They are applicable to our whole life and can be incorporated into the everyday by all of us, whether we have mental health and wellbeing problems or not.
 
If you think the aims of your group or organisation meet the above and you are interested in applying please contact Sarah Paisley at DDCVS op 01629 812154 or Heather Wesson at Derbyshire County Council Public Health on 07887 633620 for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wed 7th Jun - Wed 7th Jun
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
 
Ashbourne Library  [ Directions ]
 
Derbyshire County Council’s Time Swap Project is hosting an event where you can find out more about the project which is about sharing time and skills in your community. You can give time in a variety of ways including gardening, computer skills, cooking, sewing, basic DIY, dog walking, music lessons, and you can receive time back in a number of ways too.
 
There will be refreshments available and everyone is welcome.
 
To find out more about the project call the TimeSwap team on 01629 532049 or email Timeswap@derbyshire.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tue 13th Jun - Tue 13th Jun
 
11:00am - 3:00pm
 
VCSPD, Compton Offices  [ Directions ]
 
If you would like advice on funding and grants for your Sports Club or you have an idea about getting families involved in being active you might want to talk to Edwina about possible funding available. You can book a half-hour one-to-one advice session with Edwina in Ashbourne.
 
Sessions are free to all participants. Priority to Derbyshire Dales based Sports Clubs as Edwina is running session in other parts of the County.
 
To book your place call 01629 812154 or Email DDCVS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fri 16th Jun - Fri 16th Jun
 
9:30am - 12:45pm
 
Agricultural Business Centre  [ Directions ]
 
We have teamed up with Peninsula, one of the UK’s leading HR, Employment Law and Health and Safety Consultancy firms to offer a morning’s advice session in Bakewell.
 
The morning will be introduced by DDCVS CEO Neil Moulden, after which Peninsula’s expert speaker will give participants many practical ideas for improving the success of their business through the people employed,
 
On the day you will learn how to:
 
  •  Review documents of employment: contracts, handbooks, policies
 
  •  Manage staff – performance, attendance, attitude, conduct
 
  •  Comply with – risk assessments, fire and safety policies
 
  •  Fulfil your employer duties – avoid fines, choose the right pension for your business
 
 
This is a free event, and refreshments will be provided. Please book directly with Peninsula – Call 0844 892 2771 or email events@peninsula-uk.com – please quote 41292.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future in Mind is a new project offering mental-health-related support and training for voluntary and community groups, organisations and clubs working with 5 -18-year-olds across North Derbyshire and Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group areas.
 
Initially, you can access a free 2 – hour workshop which will increase your awareness and understanding of child and adolescent mental health. Following on from this there will be quarterly forums which will be short interactive meetings including specialised training on particular topics (such as body image, bullying, online safety). During these meetings, you will also have the chance to share any issues or concerns at a general level.
 
If you work for (either paid or as a volunteer) for an organisation that works with 5 – 18-year-olds and would like to find out more please contact Neil Moulden at Derbyshire Dales CVS – tel 01629 812154.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thu 25th May - Thu 25th May
 
10:00am - 12:30pm
 
University of Derby, Kedleston Road  [ Directions ]
 
Community Action Derby, in partnership with the University of Derby, is offering a great opportunity for voluntary and community organisations to find about funding and get advice and support from local businesses.
 
Three funders – Heritage Lottery Fund, Awards for All and Foundation Derbyshire – will be holding information sessions throughout the morning to answer your queries on applying for funding.
 
In addition to funders, local businesses and statutory agencies will be there to offer advice and support – so why not come along and find out more?
 
A great networking event! No need to book just come along – everyone welcome. For more information please email Liz Gumbley at Community Action Derby or call 01332 346266.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stoves are giving away £20,000 worth of brand new appliances to transform kitchen facilities in community projects across the UK.
 
The nominated projects need to be owned, developed and led by the communities they serve and the nominations must explain why kitchen appliances would add value to the project. Nominations will open twice a year and for each wave there will be three winners:
 
Bronze and Silver winners will receive Stoves appliance packages worth £2,000 and £3,000 respectively, with two overall Gold winners per year receiving £5,000 worth of appliances. For more information please view this link.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
High Peak CVS is running two Safeguarding courses on Thursday 29th June 2017 at their offices in Whaley Bridge. Both courses are for people working with Children and Vulnerable Adults – the morning course is for volunteers and the afternoon course is for managers.
 
Volunteers course overview:
 
You will gain an understanding of what is meant by safeguarding and the risks and duty of care associated with it. The course will cover:-
 
  •  Volunteers roles and responsibilities
 
  •  An overview of Safeguarding Children and Adults
 
  •  Signs and symptoms of abuse
 
  •  Understanding your role in regards to Safeguarding
 
 
Cost: Voluntary and community groups without paid workers £20. Voluntary and community groups with paid workers £30.
 
High Peak CVS, Dunbar House, 105 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge, SK23 7HX.
 
Managers course overview:
 
You will gain an understanding of what is meant by safeguarding and the risks and duty of care associated with it. The course will cover:
 
  •  Understanding your role in Safeguarding
 
  •  To provide an overview of Safeguarding Children and Adults
 
  •  To update legislation
 
  •  To look at policies and procedures
 
  •  To check understanding of your role
 
  •  To produce an action plan
 
 
Cost: Voluntary and community groups without paid workers £20. Voluntary and community groups with paid workers £30.
 
High Peak CVS, Dunbar House, 105 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge, SK23 7HX.
 
To book a place or find out more please contact High Peak CVS on 01663 735350 or complete a booking form
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winster Secret Gardens is a hugely popular annual event in the village of Winster, giving people the chance to wander local gardens and stop for tea and cakes in a variety of lovely settings.
 
The committee is looking for 12 volunteers to help serve teas over the weekend. This role suits Scouts or Guides groups or other young people’s clubs or organisations – and it gives you the chance to raise funds for your group! If an organisation can provide 12 volunteers to cover both days (Saturday and Sunday) then they can receive £300 from the event. Volunteers work in pairs and 3 x pairs are needed for both days between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.
 
This year the Secret Gardens takes place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July. If you think you can help or would like to find out more please contact Gill Geddes by email – gill@winster.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
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