News & Events

Greggs Foundation – Environmental Grants Final Round

The Greggs Foundation is currently accepting applications from not-for-profit organisations and schools in Great Britain that are seeking funding for an environmental project.

The Greggs Foundation uses the money raised from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops to provide grants to small not-for-profit organisations and schools in Great Britain for projects that make a difference to local areas.

Sporting Capital

Sporting Capital is a new social investment fund that focuses on supporting the sustainable development of community sports organisations.

The £3m fund offers investment in the form of simple, repayable loans of between £50k to £150k. The loan is ideal for organisations that want to:

Middleton by Walking is a walking festival during October half term based in Middleton by Youlgrave. This October is the first year of the festival – walks and activities will focus on the Sites of Meaning stones. You can learn more about the festival and its walks on the following links.

Free workshops for new Dales businesses

Free coaching workshops are on offer in September for would-be entrepreneurs thinking of starting or growing a business in the Derbyshire Dales.

The three-hour sessions in Bakewell, Wirksworth and Sudbury are being delivered by Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd, which gives business support through the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Launchpad project in partnership with Derbyshire Dales District Council.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Mr Hardyal Dhindsa, is asking Voluntary and Community Organisations to “save the date” for an upcoming Cyber Crime Awareness Event – #Derbyshire Online – supporting the voluntary sector in the digital age.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is a partner, along with Derbyshire Constabulary, Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council, in the Derbyshire Cybercrime and Online Safety Partnership. As part of the Partnerships Action Plan, The Commissioner has agreed to hold a Cybercrime and Online Safety Awareness Event. The aim of the event is to highlight the key cyber risks and threats to the voluntary and community sector, their staff and clients/service users, and provide advice on how to prevent them.

Rural Action Derbyshire will be delivering a training session for people involved with village halls as a trustee or committee member.

The session will include:

  • Understanding your governing document (Trust Deed, Conveyance, Indenture etc)
  • Explaining the two different types of village hall trustees
  • What new charity trustees need to know
  • Liability of trustees

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