We are hosting an event in Ashbourne to share information about the available services for older people in Ashbourne and the Southern Derbyshire Dales.

This will be a chance to learn about available services for older people in Ashbourne and the Southern Derbyshire Dales area. You will be able to speak to representatives from the Health, Funding and Voluntary Sectors about any gaps you see in the present service provision.

Rural Action Derbyshire has organised a half-day training seminar on Insurance Cover for Village and Community Halls. The session will be led by Jim Wells, an insurance consultant with ‘Insure your Village Hall’.

With over 15 years experience, including the last 6 years specialising in the not-for-profit sector, he has a thorough understanding of the needs of village halls and has given presentations covering the technical aspects of insurance relevant to them. He is certified by the Chartered Insurance Institute. Sessions will include: –

Rural Action Derbyshire is delivering a half-day seminar for anyone who wants to improve their understanding and would be of particular interest to those whose work may bring them into contact with people at greater risk jof suicide and self-harm. The seminars are supported by funding from Public Health at Derbyshire County Council and are free to those living or working in the county.

Derbyshire’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), called Joined Up Care Derbyshire, is being developed and everyone’s help is needed to support the changes required.

The first drop-in session will be in Derby – look out for more details about other sessions which will be held across Derbyshire and visit

Community Action Derby, in partnership with the University of Derby, is offering a great opportunity for voluntary and community organisations to find about funding and get advice and support from local businesses.

Three funders – Heritage Lottery Fund, Awards for All and Foundation Derbyshire – will be holding information sessions throughout the morning to answer your queries on applying for funding.

Sport England have brought out a number of new funding streams this year, including a Families Fund due to open on 19th May.

If you would like advice on funding and grants for your Sports Club or you have an idea about getting families involved in being active you might want to talk to Edwina about possible funding available. You can book a half-hour one-to-one advice session with Edwina in Ashbourne.