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New Grant Fund for Businesses Launched

New grants of between £2,000 and £50,000 available to Derbyshire Dales business will be explained at a morning workshop in Bakewell on 25 October.

Organised by Derbyshire Dales District Council, the workshop at Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre will explain how the new Derbyshire Business Support Grant Scheme (DBSGS) can assist business growth.

The Tampon Tax Community Fund

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire is working with UK Community Foundations to deliver the Tampon Tax Community Fund in Derbyshire.

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. The Community Foundation will be awarding grants of £5,000 – £10,000 to charities and community groups delivering projects that support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and well-being, and build social networks.

Nominate your community champion

Derbyshire Dales residents are being urged to nominate community champions who make their neighbourhoods tick.

The Chairman of the District of Derbyshire Dales, Councillor Jean Monks, is inviting nominations for the 2018/19 Community Awards.

She said: “We want to hear about local people who deserve recognition for the work they do in their local community. They may be the driving force behind a local organisation or an individual who goes out of their way to help others or improve local facilities or the environment.”

Derbyshire Older People’s Fund

If you were at our recent Networking Event in Ashbourne you would have heard Tamsin Hall of Foundation Derbyshire encouraging groups to apply to the Derbyshire Older People’s Fund.

The Derbyshire Older People’s Fund originates from an anonymous donor who kindly, and with great foresight, created a pot of money specifically for grassroots community groups helping elderly residents. The fund has been very well received and has already helped 28 local organisations since its launch last July. The fund has successfully helped groups tackle:

Beckside Care Farm

Located at Hollington, near Ashbourne, Beckside is an Occupational Therapy led mental health service. It was established in 2012 and delivers a five day a week service for people with a range of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, autism, learning difficulties, ADHD, personality disorders, substance misuse, or dementia.

In addition to the individual customers who use their personal budgets directly to participate in activities at Beckside, the organisation works in partnership with: