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The Money Saving Expert Charity

The Money Saving Expert Charity are currently running two grant rounds.  Each round focuses on delivering financial life skills to different defined groups. The current grant rounds are:

  • Raising the Next Generation – Children, youth and families.
  • Living with Long Term Challenges – Dementia, autism and disabilities.

Dales Leisure Review consultation begins

Derbyshire Dales District Council is inviting local people to take part in a consultation as part of the process to outsource the management of its four leisure centres as a package to a new service provider.

Dales councillors voted unanimously in December last year to start the process, where the leisure centre buildings in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Wirksworth will continue to be owned by the District Council, but a specialist leisure operator will take on the responsibility of managing the service for the next 10-15 years.

University of Derby Community Fund

Any community group or organisation working in Derbyshire will be eligible to apply for the University of Derby Community Fund unless they are part of the University.

Each project can request up to £2,500 from the University of Derby Community Fund and successful applicants must be prepared to publicise their completed project, provide evidence of the amount of money spent and say how the project has helped the community.

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.

Voluntary Sector contribution to Locality Children’s Partnership Action Plan

The South Derbyshire & South Dales Locality Children’s Partnership (LCP) brings together agencies and organisations who provide services and support to children and young people locally, aiming to improve their wellbeing.  The LCP has agreed its own local priorities and has developed a 3 year Action Plan to work jointly to deliver them.