News & Events

Derbyshire Home from Hospital Support Service

The new Derbyshire Home from Hospital Support Service starts on 1st April 2019 and will be delivered by South Derbyshire CVS in partnership with Volunteer Centres across Derbyshire.

The service aims to support vulnerable people when they leave hospital or those living at home but at risk of admission and who have limited support from family and friends.

The Edward Gostling Foundation

The Edward Gostling Foundation provides grants to other charities that are registered and regulated by the Charity Commission with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of people in need and, particularly, those on a low income who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness.  The four themes are:

  • Health & Wellbeing– supporting access to community facilities to maintain, improve and enhance general welfare
  • Independent Living at Home – helping people to live independently in their own home for as long as possible
  • Respite– enabling carers to take a break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one
  • Transition – supporting the journey through education and personal development programmes into employment, long-term volunteering or other meaningful daytime activity, housing and independent living.

Funding Success for Deaf-initely Women!

Deaf-initely Women is delighted to announce that it has been successful in receiving £2,500 from Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner (DPCC) and £9,973 from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Founded in 2015, Deaf-initely Women is the only organization in the UK that is
governed by Deaf women, managed by Deaf female staff with support from their peer
volunteers delivering services for all women with hearing loss across Derby and
Derbyshire. The funding will pay for two projects: Keeping Safe and DAISie.

Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme

The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme awards grants of up to £10,000 for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish/improve existing facilities. The aims of this scheme are to:

  • Support the growth of football clubs and activity
  • Prevent a decline in football participation
  • Make improvements to facilities to address any health and safety issues

Make do and mend – with the Eyam Repair Cafe

A group of skilled volunteers is turning back the clock in Eyam by offering a repair service to Peak District residents – saving money and reducing needless rubbish.

Organiser Colin Shaw got the idea for Eyam Repair Cafe after visiting the Chesterfield branch of what is now a worldwide network.

The Eyam Repair Cafe opens on the second Saturday of each month in the Eyam Church Centre.

Meeting Room for Hire in Ashbourne

Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales has a comfortable ground-floor meeting room available for hire in the centre of Ashbourne. It is located on the ground floor of the premises and is suitable for training events, meetings, conferences and interviews. Pay and Display parking is available in an adjacent car park.