News & Events

Update from DDCVS

Our Hurst Farm Story Time project has come to a close with a final story from the Highway Rat! We hope you enjoyed them, and if you didn’t get chance to watch and listen, you still can!

If you are on Facebook, search for Hurst Farm Story Time and you should find five ‘story-times’ to enjoy. If you already follow / like Derbyshire Dales CVS on Facebook you should be able to see the posts we have shared too.

Community Voice Update

As lockdown restrictions continue to be eased and communities begin to ‘re-open’ you may have questions about how to stay safe as we continue along the Governments Roadmap.

Our Community Voice Newsletter and fortnightly forums will ensure you have all the latest information to share with your communities.

In the latest issue you can find out more about Community Testing and how to access home testing kits, which are now available to everyone in England.

To celebrate World Book Night, get in touch with Connex Community Support if you’d like to receive ‘Stories to Make You Smile’ – for you, for a friend or for your group – a book of ten uplifting tales from bestselling authors. These stories are apparently guaranteed to lift your spirits and warm your heart! Try them for free and see! Drop Connex a line via or phone 01335 348600 to reserve your copy today!

From Rural Action Derbyshire – Re-opening your hall safely – an update on the 4 Step Roadmap – Information and discussion via Zoom!

The aim of this session is to provide a ‘re-cap’ of the latest ACRE guidelines for the safe re-opening of village and community halls post COVID-19 closures in response to the new ‘4 Step Roadmap to recovery.’

Digging for Dignity – Outreach Youth Worker Vacancy

Incredible Edible New Mills have received funding from Derbyshire’s Youth Activity Fund to develop a cross generational gardening project based at Goyt Valley House residential home.

The money did not match what was hoped for, but following a workshop organized by High Peak CVS a successful application has been made to the Vulnerability Fund set up by Police and Crime Commissioner.

Trustees? What do they do?

Trustees are sometimes called Board Members, Committee member or Governors.

A Trustee plays a key role in a voluntary organisation.

You don’t run the day-to-day activities of the charity, but you do shape and support the organisation. Being a Trustee is a great way to give back to an organisation that you care about, helping to ensure it follows its aims and keeps financially sound.