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Nationwide Building Society – Local Housing Projects

The funding is intended to strengthen local communities by supporting the most vulnerable, find new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or will reinvent renting for both tenants and landlords.  This fund is open to registered UK charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives. They will fund:

  • Core costs
  • Staff costs
  • Development and capacity building costs
  • Volunteer costs

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Apply now for a £500 Action Grant

Dozens of community groups across Derbyshire have already benefited from Derbyshire County Council’s action grant since the scheme launched earlier this year and applications for the next round are open now.

DCC wants to encourage groups with good ideas to make their communities better places to live so if you’re involved with a scheme which supports youth activity, community safety, physical activity and sports or community activity you can apply now for a £500 grant to support your work.

Nominate your community champion

Derbyshire Dales residents are being urged to nominate community champions who make their neighbourhoods tick.

The Chairman of the District of Derbyshire Dales, Councillor Jean Monks, is inviting nominations for the 2018/19 Community Awards.

She said: “We want to hear about local people who deserve recognition for the work they do in their local community. They may be the driving force behind a local organisation or an individual who goes out of their way to help others or improve local facilities or the environment.”

Safeguarding workshops for Dales taxi drivers

Derbyshire Dales District Council has just completed a series of safeguarding and child sexual exploitation awareness training sessions for taxi drivers it licenses.

Provided by the District Council’s Licensing and Community Safety Teams, the training supports a Derbyshire County Council child sexual exploitation awareness campaign launched in April 2018, targeted at the thousands of taxi and bus drivers who operate across the county.

Nesta launches social impact fund for arts and culture

The Cultural Impact Development Fund will give loans of between £25,000 and £150,000 to help arts, cultural and creative organisations achieve social impact.

The programme is managed by Nesta and is funded by Access – the Foundation for Social Investment, with finance being provided by its partners the Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital.

Derbyshire County Council – Shared Lives

The Shared Lives scheme offers accommodation and support within approved family homes for people aged 18 and over who rely on the help and support of others to maximise their potential and maintain a sense of independence.

The scheme offers support to people who, through disability or ill health, need help to remain in the community. It’s inclusive and enables the person using the service to feel a sense of belonging as they become part of the carers, network. The shared lives carer and the person wanting to use the service are matched together to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship and lifestyle that enables the person using the service to develop life skills, build friendships have a sense of belonging, a safe place to develop and grow as a person and maintain their independence.