The Better Derbyshire Dales Fund will support organisations or specific projects that aim to develop or strengthen communities and/or people’s health and well-being. We are also interested in supporting less popular causes and work that supports disadvantaged and marginalised sections of the community. There is a capital strand that will support village halls, community centres and sports clubs with costs towards improving facilities for their community.
Residents of Doveridge are being invited to have their say on a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan that has been prepared for the parish.
This plan proposal has now been formally submitted to Derbyshire Dales District Council. If eventually approved, it will become part of the statutory planning framework for the area and used by the District Council to decide planning applications in the parish.
The change of name to Active Derbyshire brings the agency in line with Derbyshire’s physical activity and sports strategy that was launched last year.
The rebrand came into effect on 1st November and will mean new email addresses for the team and a new website but otherwise support will continues as usual.
- Lawn Tennis Assoication – Transforming British Tennis Together https://www.activederbyshire.org.uk/news/2017/10/lta-funding—transforming-british-tennis-together This fund is open to a wide range of organisations to create the right mix of facilities to get more people playing tennis. Over the next 10 years, they hope to invest £125m into tennis facilities. The next deadline is 28th February 2018.
- Derbyshire Action Grants. https://www.activederbyshire.org.uk/news/2017/10/derbyshire-action-grants The fund isn’t open yet, so watch this space! Derbyshire County Council is planning to make hundreds of grants available through their Youth, Community and Sport Action Grants.
- Sport England’s Community Asset Fund – Update. https://www.activederbyshire.org.uk/news/2017/10/sport-englands-community-asset-fund—update Competition remains fierce for this capital fund which is to improve, protect and develop sports facilities. However, this grant programme is still open for applications. If you are thinking of applying, check out our hints and tips to preparing a good bid to this fund have a look at Active Derbyshire’s Top Tips – https://www.activederbyshire.org.uk/non-sport-specific-funding.
DCC is asking Derbyshire residents to help shape their budget for the year ahead by taking part in a quick survey. The survey asks you to tell the County Council what services are important to you and where you’d like more or less money to be spent in 2018-19.
You can have your say on areas from unlocking economic growth and improving Derbyshire’s roads, to supporting library services and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
The Do Something Different Club is a club in the Matlock locality run solely by volunteers, giving people the chance to ‘get out and about’ who cannot easily attend regular lunch/social clubs due to limited mobility.
The Club aims to put isolated people in touch with each other so that they can talk – even if it is on the ‘phone – until the next meeting – these meetings are once a month.