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Better Derbyshire Dales Fund

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.

Doveridge Neighbourhood Development Plan survey

Residents of Doveridge are being invited to have their say on a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan that has been prepared for the parish.

This plan proposal has now been formally submitted to Derbyshire Dales District Council. If eventually approved, it will become part of the statutory planning framework for the area and used by the District Council to decide planning applications in the parish.

Derbyshire Sport becomes Active Derbyshire

The change of name to Active Derbyshire brings the agency in line with Derbyshire’s physical activity and sports strategy that was launched last year.

The rebrand came into effect on 1st November and will mean new email addresses for the team and a new website but otherwise support will continues as usual.

The website address is now and email addresses are

Sports Funding News

Derbyshire County Council – Budget Consultation

DCC is asking Derbyshire residents to help shape their budget for the year ahead by taking part in a quick survey. The survey asks you to tell the County Council what services are important to you and where you’d like more or less money to be spent in 2018-19.

You can have your say on areas from unlocking economic growth and improving Derbyshire’s roads, to supporting library services and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

One East Midlands’ annual conference for the VCSE will debate major issues facing the sector – focusing on some key themes, and look at national, regional and local responses; including:

  • European Funds – a significant part of VCSE delivery, is tapering to an end by 2022. Their replacement will be a new Shared Prosperity Fund but how successful is the VCSE at influencing this replacement fund
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) are rewriting their Strategic Economic Plans. How are the needs and priorities of the VCSE being embedded
  • Building links between Health and Wellbeing provision and economic planning. How is this happening, what are the implications and how can the VCSE influence