News & Events

New strategy to improve sport and recreation across the Dales

Derbyshire Dales District Council has adopted a new strategy setting out the supply and demand requirements for indoor sports facilities, playing pitches and open space.

Research gathered from more than a year’s worth of community consultation and facility assessments led to the creation of the Derbyshire Dales Built Sports Facilities, Playing Pitch and Open Spaces Strategy 2017.

South West Peak Landscape Partnership

The South West Peak (SWP) Landscape Partnership’s Community Grant Scheme has already allocated over £50,000 to local groups in the area whose projects enhance, protect or celebrate the heritage and countryside of the South West Peak. Not-for-profit groups including schools, registered charities, churches, Parish Councils, social enterprises and local voluntary organisations are eligible to apply to the fund and can ask for capital and/or revenue costs for their project.

Garfield Weston Foundation 60th Anniversary Charitable Fund

Registered charities, places of worship and state schools can apply for the Garfield Weston Foundation’s new one-off capital fund to benefit communities.

The Garfield Weston Foundation has reached its sixtieth year of grant-giving in the UK and has chosen to celebrate with a new one-off fund that offers grants of between £30,000 and £150,000 to registered charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations, places of worship and state schools.

Jewson’s Building Better Communities

Jewson is reopening their fund to support community building causes. The Fund awards a Top Regional prize of £50,000 (split equally between labour and building materials costs) and multiple prizes ranging from £500 to £10,000 from a total pot of £250,000)

Local Trade Heroes (which seeks to celebrate construction workers who play a big role in their community) can also win £50,000 worth of building materials to enable them to complete worthy projects such as new sports club changing rooms, much-needed play area for children or a facelift for a community building that’s seen better days.

Sports Funding News

Sport England’s Community Assets Fund – this fund provides grants of between £1,000 and £150,000. Grants over £50,000 will be for projects which address more substantial changes. Sport England is keen to see applicants seek match funding towards their projects. Currently, you can submit an application to this fund at any time.

A new group for Derbyshire Dales and Staffordshire Moorlands residents to meet and make friends is set to be launched.

The first Hartington Rural Social Group is due to take place at Hartington Village Hall from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on Tuesday 27th February.

People living in rural communities are invited to come together for the meetings to catch up with old friends, make new ones and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed environment over a cup of tea.