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Are you a coach in Derbyshire, looking to become qualified?

Active Derbyshire is pleased to announce that the Derbyshire Coach Bursary opened 1st of April 2019. The Bursary is aimed at supporting coaches/activators who need financial help to gain qualifications required to deliver their activities.

The fund looks to support individuals who are:

  1. Supporting the inactive to become active
  2. Ensuring that people are supported and encouraged to engage in sport.
  3. Helping to keep people engaged in physical activity and sport throughout their lives

In particular those who are coaching/activating:

Rural Community Energy Fund

Midlands Energy Hub will award the £1.8 million Rural Communities Energy Fund for the Midlands Region over a two year time period.

Grants are available for rural, community-led projects: –

• Stage 1 feasibility grants under £40,000
• Stage 2 grants under £100,000 for business development and planning of feasible schemes.

DAST is hosting a Well-being Event at St Peter’s in the City, Derby, for patients and carers affected by asbestos related conditions.

Thanks to a National Lottery Community Fund grant they have organised an event to for people to find about more about following a healthy lifestyle to help manage their asbestos related condition.

There will be information about breathing exercises, scam awareness, the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team as well a relaxation session, lunch and refreshments.

Rural Action Derbyshire has organised a series of free workshops in the county. They are half-day training sessions suitable for anyone in a public facing or community representative role in and would be of particular interest to those whose voluntary r paid work may bring them into contact with people at greater risk of suicide and self-harm.

The seminars are supported by funding from Public Health, Derbyshire County Council.

Organised by Rural Action Derbyshire, the first Feeding Derbyshire Symposium will take place on the 18th June at the Whitworth Centre in Darley Dale.

The symposium will ask all those present one question: – are we doing enough to address food insecurity in Derbyshire?

There will be representatives from food-bank and social eating projects, community groups and local church groups, policy makers in both District and Borough Councils, services providers such as job centres and welfare rights advisors and NHS mental health services, public health workers and schools.