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Have your say on the future of the NHS

Healthwatch Derbyshire, the county’s independent health and care champion, is launching a series of activities to encourage the people of Derbyshire to have their say about the future of the NHS in our area and they need our help. They want to hear your views – just click on share your views and complete the survey online. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday 3rd May 2019.

Giving World launches new website

Giving World provides the opportunity for those in struggling circumstances to access goods donated by businesses and public sector organisations free of charge.

Giving World receives goods from businesses all over the country, and advertises the items on the website for charities to request to help pass on to their beneficiaries.

The focus of the launch is to pack the website with news and features while making it even simpler to receive goods such as clothing, toiletries, books, toys and cleaning supplies for the people you support.

Interested in growing, developing or sustaining your organisation?

Co-operative and Social Enterprise Development Agency (CASE) is a social enterprise and co-operative established in 1982 that is the trusted organisation for co-operatives, social enterprises and community enterprises.  It supports co-operatives and social enterprises to develop and grow and it promotes co-operative ways of working.

CASE has been awarded a small grant from the Connect Fund to raise awareness about social investment, support groups to develop social enterprise business models and scale up through accessing social investment. The project starts in January 2019 and finishes in June 2020.

Venue needed for Bakewell community group

Tools for Self Reliance Bakewell is looking for a new venue – can you help?

The organisation would like to establish a workshop and needs about 40 square metres, and a power supply. The space needs to be weatherproof and capable of being made secure.

The group would pay for the power used or they are willing to arrange and pay for their own electricity meter. They can also install workbenches, machinery and storage, and extra lighting if needed.

Hilden Charitable Trust

The Trust’s Summer Play Schemes Grant is available to voluntary and community organisations to fund summer play schemes for children aged five to 18 years living in disadvantaged communities. Some priority will be given to projects that show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.

Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund

Friday 5th April saw the launch of the much anticipated £3 million Village Hall Improvement Grant Scheme. This followed the announcement in the  Autumn 2018 budget, that to mark the centenary of the Armistice, the government would support several initiatives, including making available grant funding to support improvement projects for village halls.