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Derbyshire Dales CVS is looking for people to join its Board of trustees.
Neil Moulden, Chief Executive of Derbyshire Dales CVS said: ‘Trustees play a vital role in the work of any charity, and at DDCVS we have been very fortunate to have some excellent trustees who have really supported the development and success of the Charity’s work. We now have an opportunity to recruit additional trustees and we are keen to hear from anyone who would like to help us to support voluntary action in the Derbyshire Dales.’
He went on to say: ‘You do not require any particular qualifications to be a trustee, but some experience of managing organisations, or an understanding of financial management, or knowledge of the voluntary and charity sector would all be very useful. We are particularly keen to hear from people who are involved with organisations that are members of DDCVS, those with marketing and communications experience, or with experience of the health and social care sectors.’
Trustees undertake the role on an unpaid, voluntary basis, and would be expected to attend Board meetings around six times per year (Board meetings last around two hours), as well as other occasional meetings and events.
Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Trustee of Derbyshire Dales CVS should contact Neil on 01629 812154 or e-mail neil@ddcvs.org.uk .
Tideswell Community & Voluntary Group Networking Coffee Morning
Derbyshire Dales CVS staff Jonathan Simcock and  Sarah Paisley hosted a very successful coffee morning at the St John’s Institute on Friday 9th March in the morning.
The event saw a good mix presentation of Tideswell groups present including Tideswell First Responders, Tideswell Community Orchard, the Afternoon Tea Club, the Luncheon Club, Tideswell Cinema, Tideswell & District Sports Committee, Tideswell & District Community Association, Tideswell and District Voluntary Association, Tideswell Parish Council and Eyam Book Barn.
Professional groups present included the Age UK Road Show, Foundation Derbyshire, Rural Action Derbyshire and Health Watch Derbyshire.
The event started with a presentation by Rosanna Dobson of Foundation Derbyshire giving us an overview of the grants available for community groups, Josie Kilner gave a very interesting account of the setting up of the Community Orchard Project and finally the Tideswell First Responders demonstrated their Defibrillation Equipment and resuscitation techniques.The event was well supported despite the cold weather and remaining snow!
If any Tideswell groups  missed the event and wish to take advantage of the funding and advice services available from DDCVS then call Sarah or Jonathan on 01629 812154 or go to our website at www.ddcvs.org.uk
Adult Care Learning and Development are piloting a one day workshop ‘Recognising, valuing and supporting carers in Derbyshire’. They are seeking colleagues who can participate in the workshop and provide feedback that will improve the content and design before the workshop goes ‘live’.
The workshops will be held on
  •  Friday 20th April 9.30 – 4.30  Room 3, The Hub, Shiners Way, Off Market Street, South Normanton DE55 2AA
  •  Friday 27th April 9.30 – 4.30  Room 3, The Hub, Shiners Way, Off Market Street, South Normanton DE55 2AA
The workshop covers an introduction to national legislation and local policy relating to carers, how to proactively identify carers, the assessment process, national eligibility criteria and how to support young carers and adult carers locally. The workshop is designed to improve the skills and knowledge required to identify and support unpaid family carers across Derbyshire and is particularly relevant for new workers or those who would like to improve their understanding of supporting carers.
If you would like to attend this course, please complete the online form:
If you have any queries, please contact Adult Care Training Centre on 01629 531492.
Thu 26th Apr - Thu 26th Apr
9:00am - 3:00pm
Whitworth Centre Darley Dale  [ Directions ]
Rural Action Derbyshire is pleased to be able to offer this type of training again, after a two-year absence. It is a must for any organisation with a responsibility of managing play and recreational areas.
The aim of the session to enable your organisation to carry out routine visual playground inspections safety and to take appropriate follow-up actions.
You can book your place directly through the RAD website www. https://www.ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk ... or you can contact Helena Stubbs, Community Buildings Officer on 01629 592973 or email h.stubss@ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk
Thu 19th Apr - Thu 19th Apr
10:00am - 12:30pm
Empire Club, Edward St, Ashbourne  [ Directions ]
Drop-in Coffee Morning at the Empire Club. Come and find out more about the Ashbourne 50+ Forum over a cuppa.
Also – please note that CamTAD’s regular Ashbourne slot has moved from the Methodist Church Cafe to the Empire Rooms, this is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month 1.00-3.00.
CamTAD (Campaign for Tackling Acquired Deafness) offers support for anyone affected by hearing loss regardless of where they get their hearing aids. Please stay and join CamTAD for a chat in a hearing-loss friendly environment.
Foundation Derbyshire is currently seeking an ASSISTANT GRANTS OFFICER, on a permanent contract basis.
Salary £15,000 – £18,000 dependant on experience
22.5 hours per week
Based in Belper, Foundation Derbyshire is a local registered charity, grantmaker and philanthropy hub. It is building an endowment fund and using the income generated to provide grants to local groups working to tackle disadvantage, build stronger communities and enhance the quality of life in the county.
Donors, who set up funds, are individuals, families, local businesses and groups wanting to support Derbyshire based community activity and charities on their own doorstep.
The Assistant Grants Officer will have responsibility for supporting the grants team with the application and monitoring processes as well as offering front line support to local community groups and charities seeking financial help.
It is hoped that, as the Foundation grows, the role will include long-term development opportunities – leading to full grants officer training and responsibility for specific donor funds.
Please contact Foundation Derbyshire for an application form and job description. Telephone: 01773 525860 Email: hello@foundationderbyshire.org
Closing Date: Friday 27th April 2018
Interviews to take place on Monday 14th May and Tuesday 15th May
Foundation Derbyshire is an equal opportunities employer.
Charity Reg No: 1039485
Comic Relief has announced a 4 million fund for initiatives that use sport to improve the lives of young people who don’t have a secure place to luce. The ‘Safe, Secure, Settled’ fund is for projects that will help young people who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills and resources to lead safe and positive lives.
Applications are welcome for a minimum of £100,000 and a maximum of £500,000, over a period of between two and four years. Your grant request should be appropriate to the size of your organisation. All proposals must use sport as a tool for social change in their approach. Organisations are encouraged to work with partners to ensure a targeted, holistic approach.
Deadline by which to apply – midday 14th June 2018.
To learn more about the fund visit https://www.comicrelief.com/apply-for-gr ...
Project, core cost and development grants available
The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives and promote practical approaches to lasting change. To apply you need to be registered as a Charity or a CIO and have income between £25,000 and £1 million in your previous accounts.
Support can be provided through our two grants programmes Enable and Invest, along with an optional support programme (Enhance) for successful applicants. These programmes demonstrate the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support charities that have the greatest impact on the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities.
The Invest programme is a flexible, long term core funding programme for organisations delivering clear, targeted outcomes for disadvantaged people. These are typically around £25k p.a. with the potential to fund for up to six years. This programme is open for applications between 9th April & 18th May 2018 with grants being made in November 2018.
A grants programme for organisations that have identified clear development needs in areas such as governance, planning, evidencing need, monitoring, communications, pilot work etc. Grants of up to £15k are available for you to develop your organisation. A rolling programme, apply anytime;
All grantees will be eligible for additional support through our ENHANCE programme –providing an option of tailored in-kind support to strengthen and develop charities. If you are successful in applying for an Enable or Invest grant, the Lloyds Bank Foundation will work with you to identify whether support under the Enhance programme is right for you.
How to apply:
The Lloyds Bank Foundation operates an online application process and encourages applicants to find further information on our programmes and strategy at: www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk
It is always wise to have an informal chat first. If you wish to do so then please contact Gary Beharrell at:
Email               gbeharrell@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk
Telephone       07734 973060
A new report by the Financial Inclusion Centre looking at the attitudes and behaviours of existing credit union members found significant approval for the services offered by these local financial cooperatives.
The largest-ever survey of credit union members that spoke to over 12,500 users in 29 different credit unions across the country, found that 81% of members said they were extremely satisfied or very satisfied with their credit union, while 84% said they would recommend a friend or family member. It also showed that members felt the services provided by the credit unions were good value and offered a positive customer service experience. To set this in context, a recent Which? survey found that mainstream banks average overall customer satisfaction score was only 68%.
The survey found that 83.6% of Derbyshire Community Bank’s members were extremely satisfied or very satisfied with their credit union; 89.3% felt the services provided by the credit union were good value or very good value and 87.3% felt the customer service was good or very good.
The research also demonstrates just how important the broad range of financial services being delivered by these not-for-profit financial providers are, with the majority of respondents using their credit union as an affordable and fair source of borrowing – giving them an invaluable alternative to high-cost credit such as payday loans, rent-to-own firms and door-step lenders.
There are currently around 442 credit unions across the UK with just over 1.5million members accessing a range of saving accounts, affordable loans and other financial services.
  •  The Financial Inclusion Centre is a not-for-profit think-tank providing research and development on personal finance.
  •  The Which? survey can be found here – https://www.which.co.uk/money/banking/ba ...
For any enquiries please contact the Financial Inclusion Centre:
Mick McAteer or Gareth Evans Email:              mick.mcateer@inclusioncentre.org.uk
And to find out more about the Derbyshire Community Bank go to https://www.dcbank.org.uk/ or call 01332 348144
New national alliance for Culture, Health and Wellbeing
An alliance of cultural organisations from across England launched a new national body to develop and promote the role of arts and culture in supporting the country’s health and wellbeing on 13th March 2018 in Birmingham.
The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a new national organisation for all who believe in the value of cultural engagement and participation for health and wellbeing. It will advocate for the work, provide training, resources and events, and develop understanding of how participating in cultural activities can help individual and community health and wellbeing.
For many years, organisations around the country have been working in hospitals and care homes, in museums and galleries and community spaces creating cultural opportunities for people living with physical and mental ill health. Now, for the first time, these organisations are coming together to provide a shared and collective voice for this work. The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance brings together the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing with the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and involves 50 leading organisations.
The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a free membership organisation and will provide monthly updates on policy and developments in the field, access to resources and research, as well as deliver training, conferences and events. It will advocate for the importance of cultural engagement for the health and well-being of everyone in society. It will work closely with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing to bring about a step change in policy and delivery, and will focus on a strong regional infrastructure to support development and progress in the field.
The new Alliance will encourage good practice, connecting healthcare providers, commissioners and clinicians with cultural organisations to deliver the best possible opportunities for everyone to benefit from the health and wellbeing impact of high quality cultural experiences.
To find out more and to join the new Alliance, please visit: www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk
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