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Comic Relief and England Rugby Launch the New Try for Change Fund

The Try for Change Fund’s first initiative is a small grants programme aimed at small charities, community groups and local rugby clubs who will use the rugby union and the rugby community to deliver social change in England.

Working in partnership with England Rugby, Comic Relief is inviting smaller charities, community groups and local community rugby clubs in England with a maximum turnover of £500,000 to apply for grants of between £2,500 and £10,000 to cover one year of activity. The work must take place in England and the focus of the work must be in the local community – deadline 31st March.

Grants to help businesses and community groups in rural areas

Could your business benefit from a grant of up to £35,000 from Derbyshire County Council?

Derbyshire County Council is working with Derbyshire Economic Partnership to help distribute a £1.7m funding pot from the European Union to support rural businesses in parts of Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

The aim of the funding, known as LEADER funding, is to create more jobs, safeguard existing jobs, attract investment from the private sector to the areas and develop community services. Specific focus will be given to supporting farm productivity, tourism, heritage promotion and boost the woodland economy through forestry improvements.

Rural Action Derbyshire is delivering a half-day seminar for anyone who wants to improve their understanding and would be of particular interest to those whose work may bring them into contact with people at greater risk jof suicide and self-harm. The seminars are supported by funding from Public Health at Derbyshire County Council and are free to those living or working in the county.

Better Derbyshire Dales Fund

Just a reminder that the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund will support organisations or specific projects that aim to develop or strengthen communities and/or people’s health and well-being. We are also interested in supporting less popular causes and work that supports disadvantaged and marginalised sections of the community. There is a capital strand that will support village halls, community centres and sports clubs with costs towards improving facilities for their community.

Financial Services from DDCVS

We offer advice on financial management for voluntary organisations here at Derbyshire Dales CVS. The following services are free of charge to our members: – 

Advice on bookkeeping

  • accounting systems (manual or electronic)
  • recording of financial information
  • what records need to be kept
  • annual accounts

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