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More than a Pub!

This £3.85 million England wide programme is jointly funded by Power to Change and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The programme is being led by Plunkett Foundation and delivered in collaboration with leading organisations within the sector.

More than a Pub aims to increase the number of community-owned pubs open and trading and also to grow the range of services they offer to help the wider community. Services provided by community pubs could include a shop, post office, library, internet café, cash point, police surgeries, lunch clubs for the elderly, prescription services and informal meeting spaces for a range of community activities such as sports teams, choirs, live music and walking groups.

Brightside Flourish Garden Project

Due to start on Tuesday 3rd March 11.00am – 1.00pm, initially for 6 weeks at the ECO Centre in Wirksworth.

The course is free and if you have anyone who you think might benefit from it please book them on by ringing the ECO Centre on 01629 533038.

Brightside courses are for people with mild to moderate mental health issues – any question please ring Lynda Mayfield, Programme Development Worker on 01629 537588.

Taking place at Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1AB

Co-operative and Social Enterprise Development Agency (CASE) is working in partnership with Amber valley CVS, Derbyshire Dales CVS and Erewash CVS to bring you a workshop that will provide you with everything that you need to know to develop and grow your social enterprise.

This is a FREE event that will bring you the following benefits:

Free training for staff who want to engage more effectively with blind and partially sighted people and ensure their services are more accessible. It will be facilitated by My Sight Nottinghamshire, a long standing charity providing services to blind and partially sighted people in Nottinghamshire.

Places are limited. For more information and to register your interest, please contact Deborah Wilson  on 0115 823 1431 or email

Would your group be interested in attending the Ashbourne & District Community Group Coffee Morning hosted by Derbyshire Dales CVS?

We will be at the St Oswald’s Church Centre, School Lane, Ashbourne DE6 1AN from 10.00-12.30.

This event will provide an opportunity to learn about grant funding and support and advice provided by Derbyshire Dales CVS for Community & Voluntary groups in Ashbourne and the Southern Derbyshire Dales area.

This Girl Can – New and Short Term Grant Opportunity

This Girl Can Community Fund aims to support women aged 16+ to get active by offering National Lottery grants to local projects that will contribute to overcoming the barriers some women face in getting active: from a lack of opportunities offered in their local area, to the cost and availability of childcare.

Sport England is looking to support a wide range of ideas – from those that need just a few hundred pounds, or larger projects needing nearer £10,000.