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Ernest Bailey Fund

The Ernest Bailey Charity will consider requests for financial assistance on 28th November 2019.

The Charity is required to ensure that funds must be applied for the general benefit of the inhabitants of Matlock and district.

Call 01629 761392 or visit

The closing date for applications is Monday 28th October 2019

Wirksworth Heritage Centre seeks Trustees and Volunteers

The Trustee Board of the Wirksworth Heritage Centre is seeking people with the relevant skills and experience, and interest in the organisation to fill the following roles:

  • Financial Trustee
  • Commercial Trustee
  • IT/Digital Support Trustee
  • Museum and Collection Trustee

Meeting Space in Matlock for hire

Are you looking for a flexible meeting space in the Matlock area?

Hurst Farm Community Centre in Matlock has available room hire for professional and community group meetings.

  • A versatile accessible meeting space with access to kitchen and toilet facilities.
  • Affordable hire from £10 per hour.

New Member of Staff for CVS – Community Development Manager for Hurst Farm

Louise Champion, who started the new role of Community Development Manager on Hurst Farm estate just over a month ago, has already been very busy developing new projects and supporting existing work on the Estate. Louise, who comes from a youth and community work background, will be managing and developing Hurst Farm Community Centre where she will be based; and will be working with Friends of Hurst Farm CIO to manage projects such as the Community Café, the Youth Club and Stay and Play, and develop new projects and initiatives. She will also working closely with other partner organisations to deliver the Estate Regeneration Project on Hurst Farm. Louise said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for me, and I’m delighted to be able to work with the residents of Hurst Farm and other agencies to develop the huge potential of the estate, and to help people to address the issues that matter to them’.

Update on the Escape Project

The Escape Project, which DDCVS has run since 2011, will come to an end in March 2019. In that time, it has had three hundred referrals, and has worked with people who live in supported housing, or live independently with additional help. Although we are sorry to see the project end, we are pleased that some elements of the project will continue to be delivered by other agencies.