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Photo: Bakewell Artability
Welcome to our new email newsletter.
We will be keeping you up to date with our work at the CVS as well as news, events and training relevant to the voluntary and community sector via this email newsletter.
It will be a shorter document than our previous newsletter-  Quart – which we produced for 14 years! We hope to keep in touch on a monthly basis. You are receiving this email for one (or more) of the following reasons:
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It is with sadness that we share that our colleague Caroline Stone passed away in September after a long but upbeat battle with cancer.
Caroline joined the CVS in 2006 as our Community Development Worker, she worked across the Dales but concentrated much of her time in Matlock. She helped set up Fruit and Veg Co-ops in Matlock, Ashbourne, Wirksworth and Bakewell as well as running many fantastic activities for children and young people in the summer holidays. As well as support for children and families, Caroline organised courses in healthy cooking, local walks, crafts and story-telling. She was never short of an idea for the next venture. Caroline also worked with the Great Escape Project for a short while before she was taken ill where her enthusiasm and energy was much valued and enjoyed.
This year our tree at the Bakewell Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival is in memory of our colleague Caroline. The festival runs from 11th – 20th December.
At our recent Annual General Meeting, we were pleased to present our Celebrating People Award to David Brown on behalf of both the Bakewell and Matlock Artability Groups.
These are voluntary groups whose purpose is to enable people with a disability or illness the opportunity to learn or re-learn art skills – drawing, painting, using water colours paints, coloured pencils and acrylic paints. All equipment is provided and there are plenty of volunteers to help with practical things such as rinsing brushes or holding paper steady. There is always a chance for refreshments and conversation too. Each group meets fortnightly in their venue in Bakewell or Matlock.
As well as the Celebrating People Award plaque and framed certificate the group also received a cheque for £100 towards the work of both groups.
As you may be aware we are administering the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund here at the CVS.
This is made up of several of Derbyshire Dales District Council’s previous small grants as well as funding from North Derbyshire CCG and Derbyshire County Council Public Health.
The Better Derbyshire Dales Fund will award small grants to support the work of new or existing community groups or organisations that are working within the Derbyshire Dales and are in need of capital or revenue funding.
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.
Since August this year, we have made 24 awards. There is one further round this financial year – the deadline for applications to this is Monday 1st February 2016. 
Please contact Sarah Paisley or Jonathan Simcock at DDCVS for an application form. Tel 01629 812154 or email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk
The application form and guidelines can be made available in large print or on tape.
They can also be downloaded from our website by going to http://www.ddcvs.org.uk/projects
Dales Housing has a small grants scheme for community projects. It can fund: –
  •  Salaries for staff delivering sessional activities e.g. football coaching can be covered but not salaries for permanent staff
  •  The improvement must be in an area where the majority of residents who will benefit are Dales Housing tenants.
For more information visit the Dales Housing website 
Tel: 01629 593200
In a new initiative, each district councillor is allocated £1,000 a year towards projects or initiatives in their wards that will benefit the local community.
Applications to the Local Projects Fund can be made by local groups and individuals based within the Derbyshire Dales that can demonstrate community benefit. District Council Leader Councillor Lewis Rose OBE said:
“Examples of the type of groups that can apply are young people’s organisations such as Scouts and Guides, locally based charities and benevolent societies. Groups and organisations can apply for funding both for one-off and minor capital projects. We very much hope that beneficiaries will include vulnerable children or adults, young people, older people, community facilities, parish councils, local environment projects and innovative events promoting community spirit or bringing economic benefit to the area. Applicants must be based in the Derbyshire Dales and demonstrate that their project will have a positive effect on people in their local community.”
The minimum grant payable is £100 up to a maximum of £1,000, and more information including an online application form and details of terms & conditions of the fund can be found online at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/localprojects ...
Administered by the Royal Horticultural Society this bursary is intended to support community gardening projects. These projects must be open to everyone and should be aimed at bringing the community together by the sharing and acquiring of horticultural knowledge and skills, and by inspiring a love of gardening across all age groups. Applications for funding are considered in February each year, with the closing date for completed forms set for 31st December of the preceding year. No fixed amount is set, and more than one bursary may be awarded in a particular year; bursaries generally range between £1,000 to £3,500.
See Elspeth Thompson Bursary. Completed forms must be submitted via email to ngsbursary@rhs.org.uk
Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) has a new opportunity for smaller voluntary sector organisations to trial support from CORC for free. CORC will support you to develop services which are responsive to the needs of children and young people; demonstrate the impact of your work and engage with funders about service data. The deadline for registering your interest in participating is 31st December 2015.
To find out more please contact Sally Marriott on 07776 760890 or email Sally.Marriott@annafreud.org
Super Kitchen is very pleased to be coming to Derbyshire and sharing our social eating vision through the Feeding Derbyshire Strategy. Super Kitchen, a project of Eudaimonia, is a membership-based network that supports groups to set up and run a social eating space with the aim of creating and sustaining a social eating movement through partnership working. A Super Kitchen is a kitchen that runs primarily on some of the hundreds of thousands of tons of surplus food that the food industry creates each year.
Super Kitchen aims to build their network of members throughout the County and to continue to form collaborative relationships with schools, local youth services, homeless charities, food banks and Church groups and to support the Feeding Derbyshire Strategy with our experience and passion for social eating. To find out more call Super Kitchen on 01909 485335 or take a look at the website which also contains a downloadable brochure: www.superkitchen.org
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