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£18,000 Grants for charity websites: 2018 applications now open.

Applications for charity grants of up to £18,000 are now being accepted for the Transform Foundation’s 2018 Charity Website Grant Programme.

The programme, which is run by the Transform Foundation, offers charities a grant to enable them to redevelop their website to ramp up their online income and increase their charitable impact. It has so far helped charities raise more than £9.5million in donations.

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.

HUNDREDS of unemployed and marginalised Matlock families are set to benefit from the launch of a successful national employment initiative in the town.

Since it was launched in 2012, CAP Job Clubs has grown to a network of 163 across the UK, helping more than 1,000 people into work, many of them long-term unemployed. The initiative currently boasts a 24% success rate, up to seven times more successful than some government-commissioned work schemes.

The Gas Safety Charity is running a free, interactive half-day workshop to help organisations become more aware of the sources, signs and symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Open to public bodies, charities and private care agencies, the training will introduce you to the signs and symptoms of CO poisoning. This includes the numerous health risks associated with frequent, low-level exposure to this odourless, invisible and toxic gas. For example, the potential increased risk of falls and signs of dementia.

The internationally famed ‘parkrun‘ activity is being launched here in the Derbyshire Dales.

The first of the free 5k run/jog/walk sessions will take place on Saturday 30 December at Hassop Station and there will be a parkrun every Saturday at 9.00 am from then onwards.

Derbyshire Dales District Council’s sports development team were delighted to be involved with the initial working group meetings for the start-up of the event, which has now been taken on by volunteers.

What is GDPR?

GDPR is the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation, and it comes into force on 25th May 2018.

If you are responsible for keeping a mailing list for your organisation or keeping a list of members up to date it would be worth taking the time to review how you do this, bearing in mind the new legislation. A good place to start is by downloading the free guide by Paul Ticher, an independent consultant specialising in Data Protection.