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Five Ways to Well-being Small Grants Scheme

We are pleased to announce that, once again, we are running the Five Ways to Well-being small grants scheme on behalf of Derbyshire County Council, Public Health.

This scheme is about increasing the understanding of the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ and doing activities that include one or more of the five ways.

Projects must take place in the Derbyshire Dales or be for residents of the Derbyshire Dales.

Music for All

The mission of the Music for All charity is to make more musicians and to enable and inspire more people to discover the mental and physical benefits that playing a musical instrument can bring.

The charity has two grant streams; one for individuals interested in learning an instrument and one for groups that would like to bring music to a community.

Grants for Community Safety Projects

The panel dealing with the Derbyshire County Council Action Grants has had many applications for funding in the categories Youth Activity, Community Activity, Physical Activity and Sport, but very few in the category Community Safety.

They would be very pleased to receive applications related to community safety, but please note that things like applications for defibrillators do not constitute community safety – the emphasis on this strand is related to reducing crime, fear of crime and tackling anti-social behaviour.

Grow Wild Seed Kits

Grow Wild (a national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) is giving away free wildflower seed kits to groups who want to add a splash of colour to their area. The kits include wildflower seeds, a growing guide, and resources for people to get their neighbours and group members involved in the activity. They would work for both growing in containers or in existing spaces. For more information please visit

Big Energy Saving Network

Marches Energy Agency, a Midlands-based charity has funding to deliver a Big Energy Saving Network programme this winter.

Consumer Outreach: sessions for vulnerable consumers who might need help with tariff switching and other issues related to fuel poverty and staying warm in their homes over winter. These work especially well for existing groups (carers’ support groups, luncheon clubs, coffee mornings, social groups etc). They consist of a short, informal presentation, a chance to ask questions and then an opportunity for one-to-one help. If you would like a visit to your group please contact Caroline Harmon on the number below.