News & Events

Community Action Derby, in partnership with the University of Derby, is offering a great opportunity for voluntary and community organisations to find about funding and get advice and support from local businesses.

Three funders – Heritage Lottery Fund, Awards for All and Foundation Derbyshire – will be holding information sessions throughout the morning to answer your queries on applying for funding.

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

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.

Sessions are free to all participants. Priority to Derbyshire Dales based Sports Clubs as Edwina is running session in other parts of the County.

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.

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.