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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, o larger projects needing nearer £10,000.

Bakewell Pottery

A brand-new organisation has set up in Bakewell this new year. Bakewell Pottery, based at Station Yard, will offer a range of sessions for people of all ages and skills wanting to make pots.

Local resident Peter Cooper started pottery evening classes in 2014 run by Derbyshire Adult Ed. and held at Lady Manners School. Peter said  ‘I have got so much out of pottery, not just the creative process, but also the socialising, having fun and sharing the pleasure of getting the finished pot out of the kiln. I would like this to continue, not just for myself but for the local community and visitors to the Peak District’.

Photocopying, Printing and Scanning Service at DDCVS

We provide an efficient high quality photocopying service to community groups, local businesses and public sector bodies at very competitive prices.

You can email your master document to us with details of your requirements or drop off in person and collect at your convenience from our office in Bakewell.

We provide high quality black & white or colour copying (A6, A5, A4, A3) for newsletters; meeting papers; booklets; flyers; programmes; orders of service; postcards; posters. No job is too small!

How are carers over 50 planning for the future?

Carers Trust UK with support from the Health & Wellbeing Alliance are trying to find out how carers over 50 are planning for a future when they may be less able or unable to care.

Carers Trust has launched two surveys as part of a commission from the Department for Health and Social Care to run a project focussing on how older carers can best be supported.

Small Grants Schemes at DDCVS

Five Ways to Wellbeing

We continue to administer a small grants scheme on behalf of Derbyshire County Council, Public Health. This scheme is about increasing the understanding of the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ by people in the Derbyshire Dales who are at a higher risk of developing mental ill health.

The ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ are a recommended set of evidence-based public health messages which are aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the population. These ‘Five Ways’ are: – Connect; Be Active; Take Notice; Keep Learning and Give.

Five Ways to Wellbeing

There was a packed itinerary for our Five Ways to Well-being participants in Bakewell at the end of November!

We learned about the five steps you can take to help improve your mental health and well-being, these are connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give.

We also shared information about the Derbyshire County Council Public Health’s small grants scheme for groups looking to do something that engages people in one or more of the five ways. This programme is county-wide and many of the grant schemes are administered by the local CVS.