All village hall charities will have a governing document that sets out the village hall trusts and the constitutional structure. Rural Action Derbyshire has organised a training seminar on ‘Understanding your hall’s governing documents and how to amend them’.

The session will include:

  • Understanding your governing document
  • Explain what it means to be a corporate village hall charity
  • Why it is important to review and update a charity’s governing document
  • Knowing when to either change or amend a charity’s governing document

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Evidencing the need for any funding plays an important part of your funding application form. You must be able to clearly demonstrate why your project is needed. By the end of this training session from Community Action, the learner will be able to:

• Understand what Evidencing Need means
• Be aware of the importance of evidencing need
• Be able to identify sources of relevant information
• Be confident in completing evidence of need questions in
funding applications

Rural Action Derbyshire has organised a training seminar on PAT testing delivered by Quick Test – the session is relevant to village and community halls, parish & town councils, schools, church organisations or any small rural business. Quick Test working with RAD to help keep your organisation safe with a Portable Appliance Testing workshop.

Junction Arts will be holding the inaugural Derbyshire Creative Heritage Conference at the Gothic Warehouse in Cromford Mill. The focus of the conference is how the arts can be a valuable tool to young people with their heritage.

For more information please contact Jemma Burton at Junction Arts. Email: 

We have booked the Memorial Hall in Wirksworth for our AGM this year which will be followed by a networking event for voluntary and community organisations in the area.

If you would like take part in the networking event and perhaps put up a display about your group please get in touch with Jonathan Simcock at DDCVS on 01629 812154.

You can set up from 12.00noon, our AGM will start at 1.00pm and should be fairly brief, with the networking opportunity carrying on from 1.30 – 3.00pm.