Attended a community meeting and nodded at the wrong moment?

If you are new to the treasurer role or would simply like a refresher on how to manage the books of a small community group, then you might like to book a telephone advice slot with Janet Smith , our Finance and Facilities Manager at the CVS.

Janet has plenty of experience in accounts, in particular book-keeping for voluntary and community organisations.

The Derbyshire Dales Children and Young People’s Well-Being Network exists to bring together individuals who support children and young people in the Derbyshire Dales area to share skills, information, experiences, good practice and resources.

The network is open to all groups, organisations and development workers operating in the Derbyshire Dales area.

We have organised another online get-together for DDCVS members for the week after next.

The purpose of the ‘online coffee mornings’ is to get your feedback and input regarding how you and your community are coping with the coronavirus situation.

Also, if there is anything we can support with, in terms of advising your community group.

Co-operative and Social Enterprise Development Agency (CASE) is running a series of Recover & Bounce Back Business Planning webinars to help social enterprises and co-operatives to adapt their business models , access cash, and recover in the new social economy. The next one is taking place from 10am to 12 noon on 11th June 2020. For more details and to register for this event please click on the link below.

As we cannot get together to run a funding workshop in person just yet Sue Heyes, fund officer for the Severn Trent Community Fund, is offering a virtual workshop which will take you through the Community Fund, what it will support and how to apply.

You will need a laptop or tablet and access to WiFi.

To book a place and receive the details of how to log into the session please email Sue at