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Derbyshire County Council is consulting on proposed cuts to the voluntary and community sector in Derbyshire. Please see the link below:
Derbyshire Dales CVS Members will receive a paper consultation by post in the next few weeks. We encourage our Members to give feedback to Derbyshire County Council about the proposals and highlight the valuable work of the voluntary and community sector in the Dales.
Thu 2nd Jun - Thu 2nd Jun
9:30am - 1:00pm
Agricultural Business Centre  [ Directions ]
A DDCVS Training Event on Good Governance: Recruiting, Retaining and Getting the Best from your Trustees.
At this half-day session, we’ll look at the 12 essential responsibilities of trustees and discuss what motivates people to undertake the role and what they gain from it.
We’ll cover what you need to think about before you recruit trustees and what is good practice in the recruitment process. In addition, we’ll look at how to get the best out of trustees and how to review your trustee board’s performance.
This event will be led by Bev Shepard who has a wealth of board-level experience acquired over twelve years in the charity and public sector. Bev is currently a Trustee of DDCVS and Trustee and Company Director of Level, a charity that promotes and develops the creativity of people with a learning disability based in Rowsley.
The event is free to attend, please book your place with Sarah Paisley at DDCVS.
In August last year, we amalgamated the Health Development Fund with the community grants streams from the District Council that we administer to form the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund.
This means that although you can apply for funding towards events; play areas and village halls (in line with some of the original funding streams at the District Council) you can also apply for any activity or running cost associated with a community group that addresses health issues.
Applications to the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund are assessed quarterly with the next grants panel meeting on the 18th August 2016. We would like applications submitted by Friday 12th August 2016. If you have any question about the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund please contact Jonathan Simcock or Sarah Paisley at DDCVS on 01629 812154. Or you can download a form and guidance here 
The Home Stead Senior Care Bring Joy Foundation is a brand new charity set up in 2014 to bring the fun and joy back into ageing. The charity has a clear vision, to fund the little things that can make a big difference to older people’s lives.
Groups, organisations and charities across the UK who work with the elderly can apply for a donation to fund an event, activity or pastime that will make their members smile.
For more information call 01925 730273 or email bringjoy@homestead.co.uk or visit www.bringjoyfoundation.org
Hathersage Careline Extra Befriending Service (CEBS)  has now been supporting socially isolated elderly and vulnerable residents in Hathersage for one year. The service, which began providing home befriending visits in May 2015 now has 8 Hathersage residents receiving weekly visits.
Pam Cripps, volunteer co-ordinator  for CEBS reported that one of the clients,  Mrs X said
….”the Careline visits have been wonderful and have made a big difference to me, I look forward to  my Befrienders visit and we have a great time  playing Scrabble and discussing the local news”….
Pam Cripps, went on to say: –
…“at present all our clients are ladies but we would welcome any Hathersage gentlemen who needs our Befriending Service or a weekly visit”…
According to Pam, the service could do more work in Hathersage but she is working at full capacity and has no time to do the additional work which taking on extra clients would involve. Pam is therefore actively looking for a volunteer who could take on the Deputy Coordinator role to work alongside her.
If you are interested and wish to discuss the role and responsibilities then Pam can be contacted  by email on cebs8633@yahoo.com or by phone on 07955 184120.
The Land Registry is consulting on moving its operations to the private sector. The purpose of the consultation is to:
  •  set out government’s reasons for proposing the change
  •  propose how a private sector Land Registry would work
  •  share our thinking on the possible models for the future of Land Registry
  •  seek views on the proposals, especially on our preferred option
The closing date for the consultation is 26th May 2016. See https://www.gov.uk/government/consulta ...
Some charities that have been established with the company structure may wish to convert to the Charitable Incorporated Organisation structure, and some Community Interest Companies may also wish to be charities and adopt the CIO structure. These draft regulations would provide a simple process for them to do so. It also sets out a provisional timetable for phased implementation, to assist the Charity Commission in managing anticipated demand for conversions. The consultation invites feedback on the proposed conversion process and associated consequential changes. The closing date is 10th June 2016
Fri 17th Jun - Fri 17th Jun
This year there will be a whole stage of the Women’s Tour in Derbyshire. Stage 3 on Friday 17th June is departing from Ashbourne at 10.45 am then winding its way through stunning countryside to finish in Chesterfield.
During its time in the Dales, the following towns and villages will all see action from Stage 3 first hand as the race travels through Ashbourne (start 10.45 am confirmed), Earl Sterndale, Flagg, Monyash, Youlgrave, Winster, Wensley, South Darley, Darley Bridge, Darley Dale, Matlock, Beeley and Baslow.  The following villages are very close to the route and will be able to see the race without much effort: Fenny Bentley, Tissington, Biggin, Heathcote, Hartington, Chelmorton, Alport, Stanton in Peak, Birchover, Elton, Edensor and Pilsley.  The Stage will leave the Dales area to travel through Buxton and the day’s race will finish in Chesterfield.
There will be lots going on in Ashbourne with events centred around the Market Place throughout the morning. For the Matlock area, the prime viewing position will be on the steep climb of Bank Road – a Queen of the Mountain point and another great place to get a good look at the riders. There is also a Sprint point and another Queen of the Mountain point in our district so plenty of chances for great spectating. Detailed timings will be released nearer the time and more information on the race route and stages can be found on the official site: http://womenstour.co.uk/home.php
The District Council is keen to support the race across the district and in particular wants to encourage local communities, groups and businesses to get involved to help maximise the benefit of having such a major sporting event visit Derbyshire Dales and hope that Town / Parish Councils & Parish Meetings will encourage local communities to get involved.
Grants of up to £100 are available (please refer to scheme criteria) to assist with the staging of events or activities. We welcome grant applications for activities or initiatives such as community & themed events, festivals, competitions, refreshments / barbeques.  Activities to celebrate & promote women in sport are particularly welcome. More information on the District Council’s website www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/womenstour including a registration & application form for interested parties http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/things ...
Thu 9th Jun - Thu 9th Jun
9:30am - 3:30pm
Community Action Derby  [ Directions ]
Dawn Watts – Regional Officer for Children In Need – will be at Community Action Derby on Thursday 9 June from 9.30am to 3.30pm to offer 45-minute advice slots to voluntary organisations that would like to talk through their project or activity.
Eligibility Check: Only fund projects for 0-18-year-olds / Capital grants are capped at £20k / Only funds charities or not-for-profit voluntary groups (not local authorities or Health Trusts) / Unlikely to fund activities that take place during school time
If you would like to book a slot or call 01332 227738.
If you are looking for office accommodation for your organisation, we have space in our offices that might be just what you’re looking for. Up to three workstations are available in a number of configurations, including as a whole dedicated office, to rent straight away. This would be ideal for a small voluntary organisation, or small business. Our offices would give you:
  •  A modern office environment
  •  Up-to-date ICT, including Wi-Fi and fast Broadband
  •  High-quality photocopying and network printing
  •  Use of meeting rooms
  •  Dedicated, direct-dial phone numbers
  •  Dedicated lockable filing cabinets for your paperwork
  •  Free car parking for staff, volunteers and visitors
  •  Kitchen and toilet facilities
  •  A friendly and supportive working atmosphere
  •  Location in Bakewell at the Agricultural Business Centre, a short walk from the town centre.
Terms are negotiable depending on your requirements. So, if your organisation is interested in high-quality office accommodation in the heart of Bakewell shared with the DDCVS team, please contact Janet 01629 812154 or email: janet@ddcvs.org.uk
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