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Are you a coach in Derbyshire, looking to become qualified?

Active Derbyshire is pleased to announce that the Derbyshire Coach Bursary opened 1st of April 2019. The Bursary is aimed at supporting coaches/activators who need financial help to gain qualifications required to deliver their activities.

The fund looks to support individuals who are:

  1. Supporting the inactive to become active
  2. Ensuring that people are supported and encouraged to engage in sport.
  3. Helping to keep people engaged in physical activity and sport throughout their lives

In particular those who are coaching/activating:

Rural Community Energy Fund

Midlands Energy Hub will award the £1.8 million Rural Communities Energy Fund for the Midlands Region over a two year time period.

Grants are available for rural, community-led projects: –

• Stage 1 feasibility grants under £40,000
• Stage 2 grants under £100,000 for business development and planning of feasible schemes.

Freewheeling in Bakewell!

Do you need to borrow a wheelchair for a short period of time?

Thanks to a very generous donation from Eyam Half Marathon, Connex Readycall Macmillan in Bakewell are able to offer this new service to the local community. A brand new, self-propelled, aluminium wheelchair can now be hired for a refundable deposit of £10.

For more information, please contact Sam or Jill in Bakewell on 01629 693693, or email /

News from the Estate Regeneration Project on Hurst Farm, Matlock

A £25k grant has been secured from the Ministries of Housing, Communities and Local Government ‘Pocket Park’ funding which will pay for the 1st phase of improvements to the Spider Park playground at ‘The Orchard’.  It will also go towards the creation of a natural ‘woodland’ play and wildlife area.

Trees have been donated by Matlock Town Council and planted by volunteers from the estate, Denefield rangers and Church in the Peak.  The grant will pay for native wildflower bulbs (Bluebells, Snowdrops, Anemone, Wild Garlic and Wild Daffodils) to be under planted among the new trees creating seasonal interest and increase wildlife.

Sharing Time & Skills in the Derbyshire Dales

What do you enjoy doing that could benefit others within your community?

You can earn time by sharing your time and skills with a Time Swap member in your community and then you can spend that time on something that you would help with, or maybe you would like to learn something new?

Exchanges can include gardening, computer kills, cooking, sewing, basic DIY, dog walking, music lessons and much much more…..