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Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales

The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives, and promote practical approaches to lasting change.

To apply you need to be registered as a Charity or a CIO and have income between £25,000 and £1 million in your previous accounts.

Support can be provided through our two grants programmes Enable and Invest, along with an optional support programme (Enhance) for successful applicants. These programmes demonstrate the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support charities that have the greatest impact upon improving the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities.

Voluntary Sector contribution to Locality Children’s Partnership Action Plan

The South Derbyshire & South Dales Locality Children’s Partnership (LCP) brings together agencies and organisations who provide services and support to children and young people locally, aiming to improve their wellbeing.  The LCP has agreed its own local priorities and has developed a 3 year Action Plan to work jointly to deliver them.

Rowsley Village Hall

Rowsley Village Hall has new classes starting from February 2017!

Hatha Yoga for All

Mondays 9:30 – 11:00

Limited Mobility Chair-based Exercise Class

The Venue Matlock

A new community-focused space has just opened its doors in Matlock. It’s very accessible from the town centre or via the park, based on Olde Englishe Road, DE4 3RR.

It is available for bookings for any type of social events, clubs, training, workshops, music, dance, theatre, educational groups, church groups, youth groups, toddler groups etc.

Sport England

Sport England has launched two new funds that aim to create exciting new volunteering and social action opportunities. They are interested in working with new partners and finding new ways to inspire and engage a more diverse workforce.

The Opportunity Fund aims to get people from economically disadvantaged communities to volunteer. Sport England want to invest in projects that benefit people facing disadvantage as a result of the community they live in – and that allow them to make a positive contribution to those communities. These could range from inner-city areas with high levels of crime and social exclusion to remote rural areas with few services.

Free coaching for Dales businesses

Free coaching sessions are up for grabs for young Derbyshire Dales businesses. Companies that have been established for less than two years can claim three hours of free business support from the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Launchpad service  – delivered locally by Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd on behalf of Derbyshire Dales District Council. Julie White, who runs Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd with fellow director Nick Platt, said: “Young businesses often need help to review where they’ve come in a relatively short time and where they want to be.