News & Events

We will be hosting a regular forum for Community Interest Companies throughout the year.

These information sessions would also be of interest to any community organisation wanting to earn part of their income from trading.

We have 5 sessions booked over the year, they will mostly be on Zoom, other than the final one which we hope will be ‘in real life’ – most likely at the Agricultural Business Centre.

Derbyshire Mental Health Forum – inviting responses to our Crisis Survey

Crisis Cafés are one of three ‘Mental Health Crisis Alternatives’ which aim to ensure that people in Derby city and across Derbyshire can access a range of services to receive support and prevent crisis out of hours.
A 24 Hour Helpline, run by P3 in partnership with NHS Clinicians and a Safe Haven, run by The Richmond Fellowship, are already up and running. A Crisis Café provides a warm and welcoming space in the evenings and at weekends for anyone who feels they are approaching a mental health crisis. It will be staffed by trained mental health workers and have access to NHS Clinicians.

Hurst Farm Heritage Trail wins National Lottery support

A Hurst Farm Heritage Trail for Matlock is one of seven new projects across the UK awarded a share of £13.7million by The National Lottery Heritage Fund on its mission to aid recovery for nature, communities and culture.

It was announced yesterday (Wednesday 29 June) that Derbyshire Dales District Council has been awarded £1,009,000 for the exciting partnership project.

Health and Wellbeing Festivals

There are three health and wellbeing festivals planned for the Autumn in three separate locations. Contact Katie Burns if you would like to have a stall at the events.

Please come and join us at an in person event to get together and explore what we want as a network. It is an opportunity for you to contribute towards the future direction of the network and meet with others working and volunteering with children and young people in the dales.

To book a place and for further details please email by 27th June.

Derwent Connections

In 2021 the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust launched their Derwent connections project, a community focused project based in the Derbyshire Derwent River catchment. Working with individuals and community groups across Derbyshire, the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are developing woodland creation and natural flood management projects throughout the county to help alleviate the risks of flooding.