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Louise Champion, who started the new role of Community Development Manager on Hurst Farm estate just over a month ago, has already been very busy developing new projects and supporting existing work on the Estate. Louise, who comes from a youth and community work background, will be managing and developing Hurst Farm Community Centre where she will be based; and will be working with Friends of Hurst Farm CIO to manage projects such as the Community Café, the Youth Club and Stay and Play, and develop new projects and initiatives. She will also working closely with other partner organisations to deliver the Estate Regeneration Project on Hurst Farm. Louise said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for me, and I’m delighted to be able to work with the residents of Hurst Farm and other agencies to develop the huge potential of the estate, and to help people to address the issues that matter to them’.
Louise can be contacted on 07483 383235 or by email louise@ddcvs.org.uk
Just to give you all a bit of an update about what’s coming up next for Derbyshire Dales CVS.
  •  We’re hosting a Networking Event for Ashbourne on Wednesday 11th September – if you would like to book a table please contact Jonathan Simcock at the CVS.
  •  We are liaising with Derbyshire County Council Adult Safeguarding about running a short session on safeguarding for people who volunteer with adults – for example – lunch clubs, car-schemes, health-related or general support groups. Please let Sarah Paisley know, if you would be interested in safeguarding training, and you are a regular volunteer – supporting adults. The session would be free to all participants, there will be light refreshments and it is most likely to be at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell during September or October.
  •  Our Annual General Meeting this year will be in Tideswell at the Fountain Square Church on Thursday 17th October.
  •  Don’t forget our small grants schemes – the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund. Next closing date 30th August. More information about the small grant schemes on our website. https://ddcvs.org.uk/projects/
Space to Connect is a £1.6 million partnership between the Co-op Foundation and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DMCS). It builds on the commitment to unlock the potential of community spaces as part of the Government’s loneliness strategy. It was launched as part of Co-op’s Endangered Spaces campaign with Locality to protect, support and improve 2,000 community spaces by 2022.
There are two strands of funding:
  •  Enhance – grants of between £30,000 and £50,000 for organisations that are already using a community space in an innovative and creative way, and that want to expand activities and embed sustainable ways of working to build a more secure future. Revenue and capital funding are available. The total budget for this strand is £400,000, and it is expected that around 8 to 12 grants will be awarded. The deadline for applications is noon on 31 July 2019.
  •  Explore – grants of up to £10,000 for organisations that want to start exploring ways that local challenges could be addressed through better use of space, and/or identify potential spaces that could be opened up to community use. Revenue funding only is available. The total budget for this strand is £480,000.The deadline for applications is 12 noon 12 August 2019.
There are two separate deadlines:
  •  31 July 2019 (noon) – Enhance applications
  •  12 August 2019 (noon) – Explore applications.
For more information please visit: – https://www.coopfoundation.org.uk/fundin ...
Nottinghamshire Community Foundation are seeking applications from groups across Derbyshire for funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 from the #iwillFund.
The fund supports social action activities that create opportunities for young people aged 10-20 to develop their potential and their capacity to significantly contribute to their community.
Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering and has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, and in turn benefit the local people and places.
Take a look at the website for more information about the fund and check the detailed criteria to see if your group or a group you know could be eligible for #iwill funding. Closing date 10th August 2019.
The first round of a new fund that aims to put early intervention at the heart of efforts to tackle youth offending is now open. The fund is to support programmes and community partnerships working with children aged 10 – 14 who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence. Charities and social enterprises, public sector agencies (including schools, local authorities, police forces) and for-profit organisations can apply.
Applicants need to have experience of working with young people (either directly, or indirectly in a way which improves their outcomes) and if the funding is sought for an existing intervention, it must be used to expand this work.
Closing date – 23rd July 2019.
The Derbyshire Environmental Trust (DET) is running its own funding scheme aiming to distribute around £40,000 in 2019/20, with a preference for awarding a small number of medium sized grants, rather than one larger award or a lot of small grants. The Scheme has operated annually since 2016/17 and a decision about future years will be made in due course.
See www.entrust.org.uk or contact the DET office for details.
25th October 2019 – closing date for submission of applications
Derbyshire Environmental Trust, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG
Telephone: 01629 539182/538614     email: det@derbyshire.gov.uk
Ping in the Community provides table tennis packages for community organisations and venues, allowing them to introduce and embed social table tennis into their community.
Table tennis has a wide range of benefits for individuals and communities as a whole, including promoting physical and mental health and creating social connections to reduce social isolation and loneliness.
The project offers a range of packages to suit, with full size table packages starting at just £200.
  Ping in the Community
Thu 18th Jul
10:30am - 1:00pm
Sight Support Derbyshire is a charity, dedicated to giving advice and support to people in Derbyshire, who suffer from sight loss.
It works alongside other partner organisations such as The Royal National Institute for the Blind, Library Services, Talking Books and Newspapers, The Macular Society and many others.
There are sight support information days across the County. Admission is free. Partner organisations are invited to have a table at the event, so that they can meet visually impaired people and their families.
The aim is to give people as much information, help and advice in one place.
Next event: – Thursday 18th July The Town Hall Bakewell 10.30 – 1.00pm
The Arkwright Society is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help tell the story of Sir Richard Arkwright at Cromford Mills near Matlock. We are looking for volunteers to join our excellent team who greet our visitors in the Visitor Centre and help them get the most out of their visit to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. We are also looking to recruit Tour Guides to really bring the mill to life with our Mill Tours. These are both a great opportunity if you have a few hours spare, want to meet new people, or simply enjoy talking to people, and enjoy living in the Derwent Valley.
All training is provided and volunteering is fully flexible to suit you, so you can come as little or as much as you like. We are looking for help both in the weekday and at weekends, so do get in touch if you would like to hear more. There are also lots of benefits to being a volunteer with us, including discount in our shop and cafes, free parking, training, talks, events and trips, and a lunch voucher if you volunteer all day.
If you are interested in hearing more, please contact Laura by email – volunteering@arkwrightsociety.org.uk or call 01629 343052 and we can see how you can get involved.
  The Arkwright Society is looking for enthusiastic volunteers
Disability Direct have been funded by the Office and Police Crime Commissioner to provide Hate Crime Training across Derbyshire.  Disability Direct aim to train organisations in hate crime awareness throughout every town and village of Derbyshire
The training can either be delivered to a large audience in which the trainer will deliver a key note message to 25 members of staff or more, or through smaller groups which allows for questions and a deeper analysis of the issues surrounding Hate Crime.
The Topics covered include:
  •  Definition of hate crime/incidents
  •  Key characteristics of hate crimes
  •  Strands covered under hate crimes and how they are recorded by different police forces
  •  The forms what hate crimes can take
  •  The effects hate crimes can have on victims
  •  Potential barriers which prevent people from reporting
  •  The national picture (how big of a problem is hate crime)
  •  The support hate crime victims need
  •  How to spot hate crime
  •  How to report hate crime
If you would like to organise a Free training session on Hate Crime for your organisation, contact Craig Thomson on 01332 299449 or email craig.thomson@disabilitydirect.com
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