News & Events

With the lock-down set in place for the New Year, and potentially for a good number of weeks, we are keen to support groups in whatever way we can. One such way is showing you how we run our get-togethers on Zoom so that you might think about running something similar for your group.

We don’t consider ourselves experts by any means but we can help you to join a Zoom meeting, participate in one and to set up your own Zoom meeting.

Update from DDCVS

Our first newsletter of the new year coincides with the week we go into another national lock-down amidst worry about the new variant of coronavirus and the pressure on the NHS.

So we would like to start the newsletter with hopefully more cheery news – our planned events albeit all online – for the coming month or two, and a reminder of what we continue to offer at the CVS at this time.

Vulnerability Fund from the Police and Crime Commissioner

As detailed in our bulletin of 23.10.20 there is a new small grants programme for Derbyshire from the Police and Crime Commissioner, whereby community groups can apply for funding if they are doing something that will help communities to develop practical solutions to the problems occurring in their areas. This might be anti-social behaviour or crime, or it might be support for a neighbourhood or community.

Feeding Derbyshire

The information regarding the Feeding Derbyshire Partnership Foodbanks / Community Pantries has been updated. You can download an up-to-date copy of the current projects from the Rural Action Derbyshire website – click on this link:

Updated Food Bank Information

Arts Project for People Living with Dementia

Matinée Outreach is a free arts-based project for people living with dementia (and their carers) who are isolated by Covid19 and not comfortable with online activities.
• Do you live with dementia, or care for someone living with dementia?
• Have you felt socially isolated and not comfortable using online technologies?
• Have you been frustrated over lockdown by the lack of activities you can do, and missed learning and trying new things?