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Volunteers needed for local open gardens

Winster Secret Gardens is a hugely popular annual event in the village of Winster, giving people the chance to wander local gardens and stop for tea and cakes in a variety of lovely settings.

The committee is looking for 12 volunteers to help serve teas over the weekend. This role suits Scouts or Guides groups or other young people’s clubs or organisations – and it gives you the chance to raise funds for your group! If an organisation can provide 12 volunteers to cover both days (Saturday and Sunday) then they can receive £300 from the event. Volunteers work in pairs and 3 x pairs are needed for both days between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.

5 Ways to Well-being

This financial year we will be administering a new small grants scheme on behalf of Derbyshire County Council Public Health. There will be two opportunities to apply.

The first deadline is Monday 3rd July and applications will be assessed on Monday 17th July.

Voluntary groups and organisations can apply for a maximum of £3,500 for any project that addresses the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ particularly for people with a higher risk of experiencing mental health and wellbeing problems.

Safeguarding Training at High Peak CVS

High Peak CVS is running two Safeguarding courses on Thursday 29th June 2017 at their offices in Whaley Bridge. Both courses are for people working with Children and Vulnerable Adults – the morning course is for volunteers and the afternoon course is for managers.

Volunteers course overview:

You will gain an understanding of what is meant by safeguarding and the risks and duty of care associated with it. The course will cover:-

Stoves Community Kitchen

Stoves are giving away £20,000 worth of brand new appliances to transform kitchen facilities in community projects across the UK.

The nominated projects need to be owned, developed and led by the communities they serve and the nominations must explain why kitchen appliances would add value to the project. Nominations will open twice a year and for each wave there will be three winners:

Future in Mind

Future in Mind is a new project offering mental-health-related support and training for voluntary and community groups, organisations and clubs working with 5 -18-year-olds across North Derbyshire and Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group areas.

Initially, you can access a free 2 – hour workshop which will increase your awareness and understanding of child and adolescent mental health. Following on from this there will be quarterly forums which will be short interactive meetings including specialised training on particular topics (such as body image, bullying, online safety). During these meetings, you will also have the chance to share any issues or concerns at a general level.

Older Persons’ Group Event in Ashbourne

Older persons’ groups and voluntary organisations working to meet the needs of older residents in Ashbourne and the  Southern Dales area spent a useful morning at St Oswald’s Church Hall on Tuesday 9th May.  The event, organised by DDCVS Development Worker Jonathan Simcock brought over 45 people from a wide range of groups together to learn about the practical support on offer from South Derbyshire VSPA and the  Funding opportunities which are available from Foundation Derbyshire, including the recently launched Derbyshire Older People’s Fund. DDCVS would like to thank Rosanna Dobson, Grants Officer from Foundation Derbyshire and  Nayyer Bhatti of South Derbyshire VSPA for their interesting and informative presentations.