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Celebrating the “DIG” Project at Longmeadow Home, Darley Dale

Since September 2016 Darley Dale based charity, First Taste, has been working with the residents and staff at Longmeadow Care Home, Darley Dale on its second intergenerational DIG (developing interactive gardens) Project at the care home with some of the children from Darley Dale County Primary School.

The project has been supported by funding from Derbyshire Dales District Council Local Projects Fun; Derbyshire County Council Community Leaders  Fund;  Derbyshire Dales CVS Better Derbyshire Dales Fund & Derbyshire County Council’s Intergenerational Service plus contributions from both the Longmeadow Care Home and Darley Dale County Primary School.

Live & Local – ‘surprising shows in surprising places’

Have you ever thought how great it would be to see top class professional shows in your own village hall or community centre?  It would raise awareness of your local venue and you’d be able to catch up with all your friends and neighbours too.

The Live & Local scheme helps local voluntary groups to do just that.  There are now over 45 participating venues across Derbyshire including 6 promoters in Derbyshire Dales including groups in Taddington, Great Longstone, Parwich and Tansley and the network of venues, as well as audiences, is growing.

Volunteer Opportunities at Village Aid

Village Aid is the Peak District’s international development charity based in Bakewell. For the last 25 years, they have been supporting communities in Africa to define their own route out of poverty. In the UK, their global education project ‘Hands UP’ delivers workshops in local schools, inspiring children to take action on global issues such as inequality and climate change.

Using evidence to improve your service and help get the resources you need

Increasingly funders are looking to commission services that can demonstrate the difference they make supporting the needs of children and young people and their families.  Funders are becoming less interested in the provision of activities and outputs, and more interested in the delivery of outcomes – or the difference the intervention will make to the child or young person.

An event to open up the world of publicly available health and well-being data to support the business development of third sector organisations.

As a result of the session participants will be able to: – 

  • Identify at least three publicly available data sources which are freely available at the point of access to assist third sector organisations with their business development activities.
  • Improve their ability to access and navigate at least three publicly available data sources.
  • Consider how they might apply publicly available data sources in future to support a range of business development activities.

Funding available from the Derbyshire Environmental Trust

The Derbyshire Environmental Trust (DET) runs its own funding scheme, aiming to distribute around £30,000 per annum. They have a preference for funding either one larger project or a number of medium sized ones rather than a lot of small schemes. Key aspects regarding the fund are:

  • Projects must be located within the county of Derbyshire and within 10 miles of a licensed landfill site (DET staff can check this on request if potential applicants provide a postcode for the project site).
  • Minimum grant request of £5,000, maximum of £30,000.
  • Projects do not have to have match funding and there is no upper limit on the total project cost, where applications require match funding this must be in place / confirmed no later than 31 October 2017.
  • Projects must not have started already.

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