News & Events

Building Better Opportunties

A support programme for unemployed or economically inactive people aged 16+ (or 15 if not in employment, education, or training) that is designed to promote social inclusion and to remove barriers to employment.

The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded jointly by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund operating across D2N2 and has three strands:

From November, Derbyshire Dales CVS will be hosting a new online social group called ‘Good Company Café’, which is aimed at anyone who might feel lonely and isolated during the Winter months, especially with this year sadly having less opportunities for people to meet and socialise with others.

You may know someone (maybe a person who usually attends your club or group) who would like to see a friendly face and make connections with local people in the Derbyshire Dales. Our popular DDCVS Online Coffee Mornings will still be happening regularly too, and Good Company Café is aimed more at the wider community, rather than those involved with the CVS or voluntary groups in the Derbyshire Dales.

Do you work with children and young people?

Eating disorder charity First Steps ED is offering fully funded CPD accredited training to any professional who works with children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire.

For more info or to book, visit:

Derbyshire County Council is offering a further two free training sessions to volunteers and voluntary groups that support young people who identify with the LGBT+ community. These sessions aim to support youth groups to be inclusive and build confidence in supporting young people who identify with the LGBT+ community.

Update from DDCVS – 9.10.20

This week we held our Online Networking for Matlock and surrounding area. We had speakers from Strictly No Falling, Foundation Derbyshire and Derbyshire Borderline Personality Group. It was a really interesting morning and we all went away with a new piece of information or a contact to follow up.

It will soon be time for our Annual General Meeting which is likely to be the middle of November, and on Zoom. If your group is a Member of Derbyshire Dales CVS, you will receive your invitation in due course. If you are thinking about running your own AGM on Zoom, you may find this information from the Charity Commission useful.

Suicide Awareness Training

Rural Action Derbyshire has launched Suicide Awareness Training as a new package of digital learning consisting of individual e-learning via a video link and group virtual training delivered on Zoom. We believe that suicide is everybody’s concern, and that individual tragedies can be prevented.

This free training is supported by funding from Derbyshire County Council.