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Fri 12th Jan - Fri 12th Jan
10:00am - 12:30pm
Elim Church / Waterside Centre  [ Directions ]
Knowing how important the issue of health and social care is to the community of Ashbourne and its surrounding villages, the committee of the Ashbourne and District 50+ Forum has arranged a meeting to find out more details about the proposed merger of Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Derby Hospital) and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Queen’s Hospital) and how this merger could impact on service provision across the borders and the rural areas.
The Forum has secured a speaker from each Hospital Trust and from Derbyshire Community Health Services.
There will also be an equipment workshop being held on the same day at St Oswald’s Hospital by CamTAD – Campaign for Tackling Acquired Deafness.
Tue 23rd Jan - Tue 23rd Jan
Baslow Village Hall  [ Directions ]
The first-ever national #VillageHallsWeek will run from 22nd – 28th January 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the valuable role that village halls provide to England’s rural communities and to celebrate the great work of the volunteers who tirelessly manage and maintain them for the benefit of local people.
In Derbyshire alone, Rural Action Derbyshire estimates that annually, there are around 2,500 voluntary charity trustees who freely give up their time to manage over 250 rural community halls. We believe they should be recognised for providing these vital facilities that enable people to be connected and underpin rural community life.  They provide vital facilities, activities, and services that would not otherwise be available.
To celebrate, RAD will be holding two Coffee Morning/ Networking Events during #VillageHallsWeek – Baslow Village Hall on Tuesday 23rd January and Dalbury Lees Village Hall on Wednesday 24th January.
For further information click on this link
Derbyshire County Council spends nearly £38m each year dealing with the County’s waste and over £20m of this is spent on just sending waste for disposal. One way to cut these costs is to recycle more and help reduce the money we spend sending waste to landfill.
From 2 January until 4 February 2018 DCC is running a campaign to encourage all Derbyshire residents to recycle any old, broken or unwanted electrical items with the chance of winning a £100 cash prize.
So dig out those electricals and encourage friends and relatives to do the same.
The competition and campaign are being part-funded by Advantage Waste Brokers – the contractor which works on the Council’s behalf to collect and recycle electrical items taken to our recycling centres.
Now in its third year, the Tampon Tax Fund, which was first announced by the Chancellor during the 2015 Autumn Statement, is providing £15 million in large grants to women’s charities in the UK.
The current fund will cover the financial year 2018-19. The minimum grant is £1 million. There is no maximum level of grant. The grant must represent more than 50% of the applicant’s collective annual income. Grants may be for one or two-year projects, with a maximum of two years up until 31 March 2020.
The funding is intended for projects that focus on one of three categories:
  •  Violence against Women and Girls
  •  Mental Health and Wellbeing
  •  General Programme – Applications will be considered from organisations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged or under-represented women and girls.
The application process for Reaching Communities is being changed, to make it easier for groups and communities to apply for National Lottery funding.
There will be a temporary pause on the submission of Reaching Communities applications between Monday 15th January and Monday 2nd April. All applications received before 15th January will be processed in the existing manner.
Any questions please contact the BIG Advice team on
  •  Call 0345 4 10 20 30
The Society is providing grants of funding for events and activities that attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community.
There are two levels of funding in 2018:
  •  Small grants of up to £200.
  •  Large grants of up to £2,000. (Applicants will need to demonstrate how their activity will have a bigger impact.)
The funding is for events and activities that:
  •  Take place during National Vegetarian Week 2018 (14-20 May) or in the two weeks before.
  •  Promote National Vegetarian Week exclusively as the primary purpose of the funded activity.
  •  Celebrate and promote delicious vegetarian food.
  •  Are exclusively vegetarian or vegan. (Events cannot have non-vegetarian food or drink).
There are four application deadlines in 2018:
  •  Round 1 Large Grants – 21 January
  •  Round 2 Large Grants – 25 February
  •  Round 1 Small Grants – 25 February
  •  Round 2 Small Grants – 22 April
Wed 7th Feb - Wed 7th Feb
9:30am - 12:30pm
Agricultural Business Centre  [ Directions ]
The Health and Social Care Forum is a friendly and informal meeting and welcomes new members. It is well attended and provided and relaxing atmosphere where groups are able to network and share information.
The Forum is frequently used as a consultation mechanism by statutory bodies, giving organisations the opportunity to influence decisions at the highest level.
Forum members are invited to set the agenda and fully participate in lively discussions which always ensue. At each Forum there is an opportunity for any member to book a ’10-minute slot’ to talk about their organisation.
Attendance at the Forum is not restricted to members of NDVA, it is open to any health-related or social care voluntary group in Derbyshire, however, voting on any issues or elections is restricted to members.
Sun 11th Feb - Sun 11th Feb
9:30am - 12:30pm
Strutts Community Centre, Belper  [ Directions ]
Agenda items will include:
  •  The role of the Voluntary and Community Sector in Building Social Capital and Resilient Communities in Derbyshire
  •  Evidencing outcomes and measuring the impact of Voluntary and Community Sector Services
  •  Networking and partner updates
  •  Update on the review of investment in the Voluntary and Community Sector
To book a place, or for more information, please contact Pam Wood at South Derbyshire CVS
Tel: 01283 219761 or email pamw@sdcvs.org.uk
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.
There are quarterly rounds for applications with the next closing date being Friday 2nd February 2018. 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 Do Something Different Club is a club in the Matlock locality run solely by volunteers, giving people the chance to ‘get out and about’ who cannot easily attend regular lunch/social clubs due to limited mobility.
The Club aims to put isolated people in touch with each other so that they can talk – even if it is on the ‘phone – until the next meeting – these meetings are once a month.
The Do Something Different Club arranges a volunteer to collect people from their home and take them to a local venue, usually for a meal out, and the chance to socialise.
The club really needs volunteer drivers who are willing to collect people from their homes, drive them to the venue and stay and join in the activity, and then drive them home again.
Drivers need to be willing to be DBS checked, have a clean and current driving licence, to be sympathetic to people’s needs and to be willing to stay and participate – this might be having a pub meal which sadly due to lack of funds at present, you would have to pay for.
Petrol costs for drivers are reimbursed.
If you are interested in helping out please contact Chris or David on 01629 583512 or 01629 732585.
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