News & Events

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.

Better Derbyshire Dales Fund

Thanks to a grant from the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund, the Ashbourne and District 50+ Forum was able to buy gazebos and display boards for community use.

Already they have had requests from Ashbourne over 60’s, Skegness children’s holiday home organisers and 5 Churchs Together at Carsington Water to borrow the equipment for summer events.

CEO Post at Bolsover CVP

Bolsover Community and Voluntary Partners (CVP) is recruiting a new Chief Executive Officer who will lead the organisation as it develops its work in regeneration in partnership with organisations in the public, private and third sectors.

Hours: 28 hours per week
Salary: NJC Scale Spinal Pt 47 £41,967(full-time) – £33,574 (part-time) with a 6% pension contribution

NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund – round 2 open

NatWest’s Skills and Opportunities Round 2 2017 is open from Friday 1 to Friday 22 September 2017 and not-for-profit organisations, including community groups, social enterprises and state-funded schools and colleges with eligible projects are invited to apply for grants of up to £35k.

The projects that the fund supports focus on helping people in some of the most disadvantaged communities in England and Wales to access the skills and opportunities they need to build their financial capability or to start or develop a new business.

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

University of Derby Community Fund

The first round of the University of Derby Community Fund closes on 30th September 2017. There will be three rounds of funding, with £5,000 available in each round.

Groups can apply for up to £2,500 for work that benefits the local community.

Priority will be given to applications which demonstrate any the following: