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Culture and Heritage small grants from LEADER

Have you a small scale project that will enhance the culture and heritage assets in your area?  Capital grants are available in the rural areas of Derbyshire Dales, High Peak and Staffordshire Moorlands to assist in enhancing the visitor economy and benefitting the local community.  Funding from £2,500 is available for organisations to enhance their local area with small scale investments, closing date for applications 30 September 2018.

The Big Lottery will be coming to Community Action on 12 September to hold funding surgeries for groups and organisations interested in applying for funding. For more information email Liz Gumbley or call 01332 227738

Carers Federation Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Carers Federation is a City and Guilds Approved Training Centre
investing in new technologies to improve and increase their training portfolio and make learning much more flexible and manageable for the learner.

The new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is due to go live in August 2018.
It’s an interactive online learning tool which allows Carers Federation to deliver flexible learning options from full online learning activities to a mix of online and classroom-based activities.

Consultation – Business Rates Discretionary Relief

Derbyshire Dales District Council has agreed to consult on two preferred options that would provide a fund to support better quality jobs and business growth.  Each option would see a limited number of larger charitable / not for profit organisations contributing an amount towards their National Non-Domestic Rates liability, but in no case would an organisation be required to pay their whole bill.

Funding Success for Bakewell Allotments!

The Bakewell Gardening Association received a grant from the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund towards repairs to the boundary, communal hut roof and communal paths as well as a contribution towards pruning a large ash tree: all within the Monyash Road Allotments.

The role of the Bakewell Gardening Association is to re-establish a more self-supporting garden community in Bakewell. As the grant had supported work at the allotments on Monyash Road in Bakewell we were invited to one of their open days in June this year.

Our health and social care services locally, and nationally, are facing financial pressures and many hospitals and other organisations across the country are struggling to balance their books.

The financial challenge is therefore significant and despite saving millions of pounds over the last three years across health and social care Derbyshire still has a financial gap and it must be addressed.