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Thanks to a grant from the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund, the Ashbourne and District 50+ Forum was able to buy gazebos and display boards for community use.
Already they have had requests from Ashbourne over 60’s, Skegness children’s holiday home organisers and 5 Churchs Together at Carsington Water to borrow the equipment for summer events.
CamTAD recently borrowed the gazebos and raised £100 at their event. John Dick, Ashbourne and District 50+Forum received this message of thanks -: “We would like to offer our sincerest thanks to yourself and the Ashbourne and District 50+ for the use of the gazebo and tables at our recent fundraiser. It really helped to draw the crowds to the stall and gave us shelter from the sun” Simon Keeling, CamTAD – Southern Derbyshire.
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.
The grants scheme also includes funds from North Derbyshire CCG and Derbyshire County Council Public Health and therefore we welcome applications from community groups doing something that has a health and well-being benefit.
There are quarterly rounds for applications with the next closing date being Friday 28th July 2017. 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
  Better Derbyshire Dales Fund
To further develop the substance misuse recovery community in Derbyshire from October 2017 onward, the Public Health Substance Misuse Commissioning Team will be launching a small grants scheme.
Organisations interested can apply for a grant (up to a maximum of £40,000) to deliver substance misuse recovery outcomes in Derbyshire (usually aimed at people who are exiting drug and alcohol treatment services). They will have 4 weeks to complete the application form in full and return it – the deadline will be Friday 30 June 2017 at midday. More information is available on the County Council website, see link: – http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/community/l ...
The Derbyshire Environmental Trust (DET) runs its own funding scheme, aiming to distribute around £30,000 per annum. They have a preference for funding either one larger project or a number of medium sized ones rather than a lot of small schemes. Key aspects regarding the fund are:
  •  Projects must be located within the county of Derbyshire and within 10 miles of a licensed landfill site (DET staff can check this on request if potential applicants provide a postcode for the project site).
  •  Minimum grant request of £5,000, maximum of £30,000.
  •  Projects do not have to have match funding and there is no upper limit on the total project cost, where applications require match funding this must be in place / confirmed no later than 31 October 2017.
  •  Projects must not have started already.
  •  School-related projects, car parks, allotments, purchase of vehicles and footpaths adjacent to roads are not eligible.
Examples of the type of project that would be eligible include the provision, maintenance and repair of children’s play areas, skate parks, Multi Use Games Areas, sports fields and other recreational facilities, nature reserves, footpaths/bridleways, community centres/village halls.
The deadline is 8th September 2017, for more information contact DET on 01629 539182.
Fri 30th Jun - Fri 30th Jun
9:30am - 12:00pm
The Post Mill Centre  [ Directions ]
Using evidence to improve your service and help get the resources you need
Increasingly funders are looking to commission services that can demonstrate the difference they make supporting the needs of children and young people and their families.  Funders are becoming less interested in the provision of activities and outputs, and more interested in the delivery of outcomes – or the difference the intervention will make to the child or young person.
Services that are able to routinely demonstrate these outcomes are more likely to realise the resources they need.  They will be able to evidence how effective their service is and the value it represents.  They are more likely to be able to take advantage of business opportunities and manage risk at a time of increasing demand and tighter finances.
The Future in Mind programme in Derbyshire is working with the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) to develop an Outcomes Framework for services working to support the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people and their parents and carers.   CORC will support services to look at how they develop their service around the needs of children and young people, and how they record and analyse information to support continuous improvement for their service.
This service is free.  Organisations that are able to join us will receive guidance and support throughout the programme.  At the end of the programme, services will be able to use evidence to deliver more effective child-centred support, services and systems.  If you want to take advantage of this free support for your service – please come to the workshop where you will find out all you need to know about the process.  It is supported by the NHS, Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils.
To book your place, please email maggie.withington@southernderbyshireccg. ...  by 23 June.
If you have any questions about the workshop or the Outcomes Framework please call Tim Birch – Integrated Commissioning Manager on 01332 642562.
Tue 18th Jul - Tue 18th Jul
9:45am - 1:00pm
An event to open up the world of publicly available health and well-being data to support the business development of third sector organisations.
As a result of the session participants will be able to: – 
  •  Identify at least three publicly available data sources which are freely available at the point of access to assist third sector organisations with their business development activities.
  •  Improve their ability to access and navigate at least three publicly available data sources.
  •  Consider how they might apply publicly available data sources in future to support a range of business development activities.
Cost:  £95.00 per person To book your place, please follow this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-well ...
Thu 22nd Jun - Thu 22nd Jun
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Boylestone Methodist Church  [ Directions ]
The Boylestone Social Group is supported by the Derbyshire Agricultural Chaplaincy and the Methodist Church. The group is hosting a talk from David Griffiths of Griffiths’ Mill, Sudbury. David will talk about how and why he and his wife started a mini mill in their garden and how they are working with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and British Wool.
There is no need to book to attend the talk but if you want to make an enquiry please Karen Kidd, Rural Social Groups Co-ordinator on 01298 85162 or email info@thefarminglifecentre.org.uk
There are two further events planned by the group over the summer – a talk from Alan Salt on cheese-making on 27th July and an afternoon tea on 24th August.
Careline, based at the St Oswald’s Hospital in Ashbourne, is recruiting for a Befriending Co-ordinator to work 12 hours per week spread over 2 or 3 days.
The Befriending Co-ordinator is responsible for supporting the day to day running and administration of the organisation, which includes communication with members and volunteers; monitoring members folders; conducting members review visits; keeping the volunteer notice boards up to date; supporting volunteers in their work; and general administration.
Salary: NJC Scale point 20, £19,430 pro rata.
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract (may be extended, subject to funding)
Holidays: 20 days per year + Bank Holidays (pro-rata)
Place of work: St Oswald’s Hospital, Clifton Road, Ashbourne. The Befriending Co-ordinator will be required to travel and work within the Southern Derbyshire Dales and East Staffordshire.
A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.
To apply – send a CV along with a covering letter outlining how you meet the skills and experience required for this post to: info@carelinecalling.org.uk
Closing Date is Monday 19th June at 12 noon.
Interview dates – Thursday 29th and Friday 30th June 2017.
More information about Careline can be found at www.carelinecalling.org.uk
Village Aid is the Peak District’s international development charity based in Bakewell. For the last 25 years, they have been supporting communities in Africa to define their own route out of poverty. In the UK, their global education project ‘Hands UP’ delivers workshops in local schools, inspiring children to take action on global issues such as inequality and climate change.
Village Aid is looking for anyone with a passion for education to deliver fun and interactive sessions in schools – they are particularly interested in hearing from people with teaching experience. This would be for a minimum commitment of ½ a day a month for planning meetings and up to three 1 hour workshops a month. Please email schools@villageaid.org or call 01629 814434 to find out more.
In addition, Village Aid is always on the look-out for committed and creative volunteers to work in their office, supporting the small but ambitious team to engage local people in global issues, raise vital funds to sustain projects and support with everyday administrative tasks. Whether you can commit one day or a couple of months they would love to hear from you. Please email info@villageaid.org or call 01629 814434 to find out more.
Since September 2016 Darley Dale based charity, First Taste, has been working with the residents and staff at Longmeadow Care Home, Darley Dale on its second intergenerational DIG (developing interactive gardens) Project at the care home with some of the children from Darley Dale County Primary School.
The project has been supported by funding from Derbyshire Dales District Council Local Projects Fun; Derbyshire County Council Community Leaders  Fund;  Derbyshire Dales CVS Better Derbyshire Dales Fund & Derbyshire County Council’s Intergenerational Service plus contributions from both the Longmeadow Care Home and Darley Dale County Primary School.
This project has involved weekly visits to the care home by the children working with some of the residents to explore and develop ways to improve and enhance the outdoor garden areas near to the dementia unit to make them more stimulating, colourful and interesting outdoor space for the residents and their families to relax and enjoy. The Project has been supervised by First Taste Social Care Manager, Cecilia Harris and First Taste’s Horticultural Tutor, Claire Bufton.
This DIG Project is also part of the Darley Dale in Bloom initiative with the judges for this year’s competition visiting the care home in early July to view this year’s work.
To celebrate the project’s work between the children and the older people, First Taste’s Patron, Baroness Estelle Morris, has kindly agreed to visit the care home to re-open the renovated garden areas on Friday 7July at 2.15 pm, when the Home and First Taste Trustees would like to invite anyone interested in coming along that afternoon to join in the celebration of the work that has been done. The event is open, free of charge, to anyone wishing to come along. Longmeadow Care Home will provide free refreshments.
Have you ever thought how great it would be to see top class professional shows in your own village hall or community centre?  It would raise awareness of your local venue and you’d be able to catch up with all your friends and neighbours too.
The Live & Local scheme helps local voluntary groups to do just that.  There are now over 45 participating venues across Derbyshire including 6 promoters in Derbyshire Dales including groups in Taddington, Great Longstone, Parwich and Tansley and the network of venues, as well as audiences, is growing.
The groups choose, publicise and organise shows that they think their local community will like, using venues including village halls, schools, churches and community centres. Any enthusiastic community group can become part of the Live & Local network.  All you need is a local hall or space, a small team of volunteers and plenty of enthusiasm. Shows are available for big or small spaces that are definitely NOT ‘theatres’, and you don’t need a stage or any special equipment.
The Live & Local team are only a phone call away and give practical help by providing over printed posters, leaflets and tickets, along with friendly advice about which shows would be suitable for your venue, plus how to run your event and attract your local audience.  The cost of the shows is subsidised using funding from your own local authorities including Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Dales District Council. This makes putting on a show virtually risk-free financially and means ticket prices are affordable for your local community.
So, if you live in Derbyshire, are part of a voluntary group and have access to a venue and would like to know more about being a Live & Local promoter please contact the local Fieldworker Frances Newbury by email frances@liveandlocal.org.uk  or mobile 07971354610 (Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays) or contact the Live & Local head office on 01926 402173 or email admin@liveandlocal.org.uk
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