News & Events

Veolia Environmental Trust

The Trust awards grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 for capital improvement projects in one of the following categories:

  • community buildings and rooms
  • outdoor spaces
  • play and recreation

Places and Spaces – the future of community asset ownership

As we are all aware, public buildings and spaces are vital; whether they are local libraries, green spaces or community centres.

Years of austerity measures and cuts to local authority budgets have meant that hard-pressed councils are having to sell, cut or shut crucial parts of community infrastructure. Locality (the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations) has written a report about this and your comments are invited. More information can be found on the Locality website here

Sport England have brought out a number of new funding streams this year, including a Families Fund due to open on 19th May.

If you would like advice on funding and grants for your Sports Club or you have an idea about getting families involved in being active you might want to talk to Edwina about possible funding available. You can book a half-hour one-to-one advice session with Edwina in Ashbourne.

Get Into Health and Social Care

16 May – 23 June at Chesterfield Royal Hospital – meet new people and learn new skills as well as gaining work experience.

Are you 16-25? Looking for work? Not only will it boost your confidence and employability, but you’ll also have the chance to benefit from the support of one our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.

Foundation Derbyshire – The Derbyshire Older People’s Fund

Awards from £50 to £5000 – with a spend period of 1 year.

The fund has two key strands:

  1. To reduce isolation for older people in Derbyshire
  2. To increase the involvement of older people in the community

The Grants Committee will consider applications quarterly with the first funding round being July 2017. They are open to applications from 1st April and depending on demand can accept bids up to the end of June for that first round.  Please get in touch with Foundation Derbyshire if you are interested in apply for the grant on 01773 525860.

Housing need survey for Tideswell

Local people with a connection to Tideswell are being urged to take part in an online survey about their housing issues.

Derbyshire Dales District Council particularly wants to hear from young people interested in setting up a home for the first time, families needing a bigger home, people struggling in high cost rented homes and older people who may have a need to downsize.