News & Events

Please join us on Zoom for a talk from a member of staff at the National Lottery Community Fund.

We hope this will be a useful session if you are thinking of applying to either Awards for All (smaller grants up to a max of £10,000) or the large grants from the Reaching Communities programme.

Please email if you would like to join us and we will send through the Zoom link.

Looking to do something different in 2021?

Willing volunteers are sought to help with the work of the Imperial Rooms Good Food Lunch Club, and also with the Out and About Lunch Club in 2021.

Chris Smith is looking at the post Covid-19 period when she hopes to restart the clubs, and needs help with the club’s very important work. Most members of these clubs are retired residents of Matlock who very much look forward to their meals with friends and volunteers at the clubs.

Derbyshire Health and Care People Hub

The Derbyshire Health and Care People Hub wants to create a pool of people willing to support the health and social care workforce during the pandemic. A priority will be vaccinating health and care key workers with the newly developed Covid-19 vaccine, and we need to bolster our current workforce to allow us to roll-out the vaccine to the wider population.

School Holiday Clubs – urgent appeal for help for Christmas and beyond

From Rural Action Derbyshire: – In the October half-term RAD worked with FareShare and 15 School Holiday Clubs to supply three days’ worth of food for over 2000 children. This was equivalent to over 10 tonnes of food and more than 15,000 meals at a cost of over £8,500.  In the 6 week summer holidays, the partnerships supported over 6000 children and families, at a cost of £53,000.

Trustee vacancies at DDCVS

We currently have vacancies on our Board of Trustees, and would be glad to hear you from if you are interested in taking one of these roles. You don’t necessarily need any particular qualifications or experience to be a trustee, but some knowledge of managing organisations, or knowledge of the voluntary sector and the communities of Derbyshire Dales might be useful.