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Survey of Rural England’s Village and Community Halls Launch

Following on from a highly successful Village Halls’ Week in England last month that involved over 700 village halls, actively engaged 18 MPs and attracted coverage from Countryfile, national Newspapers and resulted in #villagehallsweek trending on Twitter, ACRE have launched a national survey.

ACRE has carried out this comprehensive Survey every 10 years and in 2020 is pleased to be working with Power to Change and Sheffield Hallam University.

Active Partners Trust recruiting a Funding Support Officer.

The Funding Support role will support the Funding Lead to bring additional funding for physical activity and sport into Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire through:

Advising and supporting partners to identify new funding opportunities and building their capacity and capability to apply for funding.

Developing funding applications for physical activity and sport, based on insight and an understanding of priorities and identified local need for Active Partners Trust or our partners.

Social Prescribing in Derbyshire Dales – new connections, new opportunities

Derbyshire Dales CVS is delivering a new and exciting project for the district with our Development Workers, Harriet Brown and Debbie Rushworth.

Social prescribing is an opportunity to explore what matters to an individual, their life and well-being. The project will help participants to access activities and organisations of their choice in their local community.

More than a Pub!

This £3.85 million England wide programme is jointly funded by Power to Change and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The programme is being led by Plunkett Foundation and delivered in collaboration with leading organisations within the sector.

More than a Pub aims to increase the number of community-owned pubs open and trading and also to grow the range of services they offer to help the wider community. Services provided by community pubs could include a shop, post office, library, internet café, cash point, police surgeries, lunch clubs for the elderly, prescription services and informal meeting spaces for a range of community activities such as sports teams, choirs, live music and walking groups.

Brightside Flourish Garden Project

Due to start on Tuesday 3rd March 11.00am – 1.00pm, initially for 6 weeks at the ECO Centre in Wirksworth.

The course is free and if you have anyone who you think might benefit from it please book them on by ringing the ECO Centre on 01629 533038.

Brightside courses are for people with mild to moderate mental health issues – any question please ring Lynda Mayfield, Programme Development Worker on 01629 537588.

This Girl Can – New and Short Term Grant Opportunity

This Girl Can Community Fund aims to support women aged 16+ to get active by offering National Lottery grants to local projects that will contribute to overcoming the barriers some women face in getting active: from a lack of opportunities offered in their local area, to the cost and availability of childcare.

Sport England is looking to support a wide range of ideas – from those that need just a few hundred pounds, or larger projects needing nearer £10,000.