News & Events

Vital resources available free of charge

Charities and community groups can now benefit from receiving free resources, courtesy of businesses donating their surplus stocks.

The only requirement is that the charities and community groups register at, there is even an option to request certain products that would truly help the local community, completely free of charge.

DerwentWISE and Amber Valley CVS are hosting a Volunteer Networking and Opportunities Fair where you can find out about the volunteer opportunities in the Derwent Valley.

There will be lunch served at 12. o clock. It is a drop-in event but if you are planning to come for lunch please let DerwentWISe know by 28th May so that they can cater accordingly.

Dementia Friends (an Alzheimer’s Society initiative) is holding an information event on Tuesday 22nd May. These sessions are intended to give people an understanding of dementia and the small things that you could do, to make a difference.

Come at either 10.00am or 1.00 om, each session lasts one hour.

Contact Helen Aldridge for more information on 01332 208845.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is offering a free health check to local residents.

A drop-in Health Promotion Day at Matlock’s Lime Grove Medical Centre from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday 23 May will include a free Boditrax scan, which measures muscle, fat and water percentages, metabolic age and hidden fat around internal organs.

The event also features free easy and moderate level health walks from the Medical Centre at 10am and 12.30pm, plus free stretch and relaxation sessions at 11am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2pm.

Veolia Environmental Trust Invites Applications – Deadline: 31st May 2018

The Veolia Environmental Trust is inviting not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales to apply for funding to support environmental or community-based projects that are located within five miles of a Veolia Environmental Services facility.

The Veolia Environmental Trust provides grant funding to community and environmental projects in England and Wales through the Landfill Communities Fund, using money provided by Veolia. In the 20 years since it was established, the Trust has awarded more than £68 million to more than 3,000 projects.