News & Events

Better Derbyshire Dales Fund

Just a reminder that 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.

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

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.

If you have an idea about a new service, this is your chance to speak to DDCVS staff about your project.

You are invited to take part in a teleconference and question and answer session to launch Public Health England’s latest edition of Health Matters Health Matters: Obesity and the food environment

Please join Professor Kevin Fenton, National Director of Health and Wellbeing at PHE, for the launch of this latest edition of Health Matters. He will be joined by obesity experts from PHE.

The Money Saving Expert Charity

The Money Saving Expert Charity are currently running two grant rounds.  Each round focuses on delivering financial life skills to different defined groups. The current grant rounds are:

  • Raising the Next Generation – Children, youth and families.
  • Living with Long Term Challenges – Dementia, autism and disabilities.

Dales Leisure Review consultation begins

Derbyshire Dales District Council is inviting local people to take part in a consultation as part of the process to outsource the management of its four leisure centres as a package to a new service provider.

Dales councillors voted unanimously in December last year to start the process, where the leisure centre buildings in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Wirksworth will continue to be owned by the District Council, but a specialist leisure operator will take on the responsibility of managing the service for the next 10-15 years.

University of Derby Community Fund

Any community group or organisation working in Derbyshire will be eligible to apply for the University of Derby Community Fund unless they are part of the University.

Each project can request up to £2,500 from the University of Derby Community Fund and successful applicants must be prepared to publicise their completed project, provide evidence of the amount of money spent and say how the project has helped the community.