sarah paisley

Dementia Action Week

This year’s campaign will run from 16-22 May and focus on the theme of diagnosis.

This Dementia Action Week, the Derbyshire Dementia Support Service would like to encourage those who might be living with, or close to someone who might be living with, with undiagnosed dementia to:
• be able to understand and recognise potential dementia symptoms
• come to us for guidance and support
• feel empowered to take the next step
• improve the diagnosis process for both them and healthcare professionals.

Energy Redress Scheme – Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund

Deadline: 6th June 2022

Grants are available to charities in Great Britain for projects that empower householders to reduce their carbon emissions and engage positively with the transition to net zero.  The minimum grant that can be requested is £50,000 for projects up to two years. Applications are accepted from registered charities, Community Interest Companies, Community Benefit Societies and Cooperative Societies. The following types of projects are unlikely to be funded:

Growing Golden Opportunities grants for work with Children and Young People in the Derbyshire Dales.

In 2021 funding of £100K through Public Health Derbyshire County Council was allocated to each district in Derbyshire to support positive emotional well-being for children and young people through a community asset-based approach.  Public Health is working with community partners, including Derbyshire Dales CVS to do this work.

As part of this programme in the Derbyshire Dales, a small grants scheme is being launched. Voluntary and Community Sector organisations, and Parish Councils can apply for up to £2,000 to fund existing work or for a new project that will support emotional wellbeing for children and young people. The funding can support both capital and revenue costs.

SV2 Call Out for Trustees

SV2 is looking for a new chair and some new trustees to support the organisation through an exciting period of change and development.

Lauren Stoner, Chief Exec says ‘We’re particularly keen to hear from people who are under-represented in our services, including men, LGBTQ+ people and people from minoritized communities.’

For more information, and an application pack, please contact

Co-ordinator Vacancy with Connex’ Digital Inclusion Project

Connex Community Support is a local charity that helps people in need to live safer and more fulfilled lives.

In the Dales, Connex Community Support has a long history of helping people who may be geographically and/or socially isolated. Their ‘Tea, Talk & Tech’ digital inclusion project, is one of the newest additions to their range of services supporting people in the local community. The ethos is very much providing people with help in an informal way, demystifying technology in terms that are appropriate to the individual.

The National Lottery Community Fund Strategic Renewal

The Lottery is starting a conversation about how they should best support UK communities, this video explains why. 

Communities across the UK are facing fresh challenges and opportunities and have new hopes and aspirations. And the National Lottery Community Fund would like you to help them better understand what these are and how they might support them.