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New dates for Training with YMCA  {20 Jan 2015} shimAdd News1330 to Scrapbook


Award in Education and Training (was PTLLs) £320.00

Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm February 23rd for 6 weeks Chesterfield

Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm May 7th for 6 weeks Chesterfield

Thursdays 5.30pm to 8pm August 6th for 8 weeks Derby


Training, Assessing and quality Assurance (TAQA) £190.00

Tuesdays 5pm to 8pm March 3rd for 4 weeks Derby

Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm April 14th for 3 weeks  Chesterfield


Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistants) £250.00

Mondays 2pm to 4pm February 23rd for 6 weeks Chesterfield

Tuesdays 5.30pm to 8pm April 7th for 7 weeks Derby


For further information email:


01332 579573

FREE Training for the Voluntary Sector - Dont miss out!  {14 Jan 2015} shimAdd News1329 to Scrapbook

Business Administration and Customer Service



Do you work in the Third Sector?  Do you need to up skill your members of staff?

If so, this workshop is for you!


Why not come along to our free taster session which could lead to accredited training for your staff and support your organisation to become more sustainable.  This great offer is available for Social Enterprises, Not for Profit and Voluntary Sector organisations with less than 250 staff.


By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:


  • Identify different communication methods
  • Provide administrative support in meetings
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues
  • Recognise the importance of customer service
  • Identify the different levels of customer service
  • Identify different ways to meet customer’s expectations



Date                                        Wednesday 28 January or 

                                                 Wednesday 18 February         

                                                  09.30am – 12.00 noon


Venue                                   Oddfellows Hall, 32 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GT 


How to Book                       contact info@consortium.org.uk or 01332 265960





Date                                      Wednesday 4 February 2015                                                                                                

09.30am – 12.00 noon


Venue                                     Masson Mill, Derby Road, Matlock Derbyshire DE4 3PY


Please note that the workshops could lead to FREE accredited training for your organisation.




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Please follow the link below to the 2015 January edition of the Community Fire Safety Champions Newsletter.


May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.


Your help in circulating the information contained within the newsletters is vital to the work of DFRS and your continued support is acknowledged as helping to make ‘Derbyshire a safer place to live, work and visit’.



CAD January Newsletter  {5 Jan 2015} shimAdd News1327 to Scrapbook

Click here to view January 2015 newsletter.


Hope you all have a lovely festive holidays.

South Derbyshire CVS Newsletter  {5 Jan 2015} shimAdd News1328 to Scrapbook

Click here for the latest edition of our newsletter, Community Voices.


We’d also like to take the opportunity to wish everyone MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR from all at CVS.

Artcore Newsletter  {18 Dec 2014} shimAdd News1324 to Scrapbook
Click here to view the latest news from Artcore.
Derbyshire Network Latest news  {11 Dec 2014} shimAdd News1323 to Scrapbook
Click here to view the latest.
WEA Brochure  {11 Dec 2014} shimAdd News1322 to Scrapbook
Click here to view spring/summer 2015 brochure.
Winter Friends Project  {8 Dec 2014} shimAdd News1321 to Scrapbook

The Winter Friends project aims to help disabled people, people with a long-term health condition and/or those aged 65 or over with everyday tasks in winter.
Could you spare some time to be a Winter Champion or a Winter Friend and help someone who would otherwise struggle to cope? Help could include clearing snow from a path, collecting prescriptions or taking someone to an appointment.

Click here for further information.

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In Focus with One East Midlands November 2014

Welcome to In Focus, our monthly policy e-bulletin, which includes regional and national policy developments. If you have any comments, please get in touch by emailing information@one-em.org.uk.

Committee to scrutinise draft Protection of Charities Bill

The former charities minister Nick Hurd has been appointed to a new joint committee of MPs and peers that will hear evidence on the draft Protection of Charities Bill, which will give tougher powers to the Charity Commission.

Draft Protection of Charities Bill parliamentary committee issues call for evidence

The committee of MPs and peers that will examine the draft Protection of Charities Bill has issued its call for evidence.

Gift aid: Understanding donor behaviour

Donors are put off claiming gift aid because they believe there will be a cost to the charity or themselves, and are unwilling to share personal information in case they are contacted with a fundraising ‘ask’, according to new research published by HM Revenue & Customs.

Gift aid donations from trading arms

The Charity Commission has said it will update its guidance on charity trading following advice given from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Consultation on The essential trustee

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has launched a consultation on an updated draft of its guide to trustees’ duties, The essential trustee (CC3).

Remaking the State commission

Acevo has launched a new commission on the role that civil society should play in future public service delivery, and warned of a care deficit in public services.

Understanding Charities Group launched

A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.

The Road Ahead 2014

Charities are likely to continue to face an environment of reduced public funding and rising poverty among beneficiaries well into the next Parliament, according to an NCVO report, entitled The Road Ahead 2014.

High Peak CVS November Newsletter  {2 Dec 2014} shimAdd News1319 to Scrapbook

Good Morning!


Please enjoy the latest edition of our View From the Peak newsletter. News and pictures from some of our fabulous small groups across the High Peak.


If you’d prefer a paper copy, please let us know and we will send you one.

Click here to view newsletter.

Click here for Social Media Flyer.

South Derbyshire CVS  {2 Dec 2014} shimAdd News1320 to Scrapbook

Does your organisation need volunteers or donations over the festive season?


Each year South Derbyshire CVS/Volunteer Centre is contacted by people wanting to volunteer their time, or to donate items, over the Christmas/New Year period.


Do you have activities or events that one-off or short-term volunteers could help with?

Do you need donations of food, gifts or other items?


Tell us what you need so that we can include them in our festive campaign #itsthesmallthings


Tell us:

·         What you need to be donated or what you want volunteers to help with

·         When you need it

·         Who to contact

·         How to contact you

·         If there is a deadline (e.g. if you need volunteers to apply by a certain date) please make this clear


We will post your request using social media and other publicity - so if any details are not to be shared with the public please make this clear.
Derbyshire VCI Consortium's Consultation Events - 3rd / 4th December  {25 Nov 2014} shimAdd News1317 to Scrapbook

Derbyshire VCI Consortium's Consultation Events - 3rd / 4th December

I'm writing to invite you to attend one of our consultation events (in either the north or south of Derbyshire) on the topic of Troubled Families and Worklessness. Given the current work you do among children and young people, I thought this event might be of interest to you, and that you could provide a valuable contribution to the discussion on what more can be developed within the topic of troubled families and worklessness in Derbyshire. Places are booking up, so it's best to book now, not to be disappointed. To book your place just click on the event below and register yourself.


Click here for Events poster.

Click here for more information

Click here for membership form

Troubled Families and Worklessness:
North Derbyshire
Wednesday 3rd December; 9.30am-1.30pm @ Arkwright Centre, Chesterfield


South Derbyshire
Thursday 4th December; 9.30am-1.30pm @ Direct Help and Advice, Ilkeston


These events (funded through the Big Lottery's Awards for All) are free to attend and will run from 9.30am-12.30pm with a free buffet lunch provided afterwards, allowing for networking and the discussions to continue. The overall aim of these consultations is to better understand the challenges around troubled families and worklessness, and explore ways in which the voluntary and community sector within Derbyshire might be able to tackle the challenges faced by troubled families and worklessness. Following these events, our intention is to approach the Lottery, and other funding bodies, with some project ideas to combat the challenges, using partnerships and ideas developed through these consultation events.

Each Consultation Event will include:

  • Some time to hear what other attendees' organisations are doing in the area of troubled families and worklessness.
  • An expert keynote speaker will be outlining the challenges facing children and young people in the area of troubled families and worklessness.
  • An open discussion to develop ideas of how to combat the challenges outlined.
  • An update on the Derbyshire VCI Consortium's activities.
  • Free Networking Buffet Lunch.
  • Free tea and coffee throughout.

For more details on these events and to book your place please contact tom.wyke@dvcic.co.ukor click on the links above. Please feel free to pass on this invitation to other people you feel may be interested in attending.

Funding Available  {19 Nov 2014} shimAdd News1316 to Scrapbook

Stay warm and Good Neighbour


The Stay Warm and Healthy in Derby Partnership has secured funding to enable two new projects to go ahead this winter.

For further information go to the funding page.

CAB Prepayment Meter Campaign  {18 Nov 2014} shimAdd News1315 to Scrapbook

As Winter rapidly approaches and people start switching on more lights and turning up the heating, more and more find that they are having difficulty maintaining domestic fuel payments, especially with regard to the costs associated with pre-payment meters – on average paying £80.00 more than direct debit customers.

Citizens Advice are running a national campaign to raise awareness and argue for a better deal for customers facing such difficulties.  You can help by raising awareness amongst your own staff and customers, and by taking the following action.

1.    Sign the national CAB petition asking energy suppliers to give prepayment meter users a better deal:



2.    Ask your clients to complete a survey to tell CAB how much and how often they top-up their meter in winter compared to the summer.



3.    Follow #fairprepay on Twitter

As a well-known advert would say – every little helps – so please take just 5 minutes of your busy day to help others who may face such difficulties.

Thank you.

Public Engagement on the use of Council Funded Community Transport and Local Bus Services   {18 Nov 2014} shimAdd News1314 to Scrapbook

You may be aware that Derbyshire County Council is carrying out a series of consultations on a range of services in order to meet its £157m budget cuts by 2018. 
In line with this we have now launched some public engagement to ask transport users about the journeys they make on council-funded local bus services and community transport services. 
I am writing to ask for your support in helping to promote our user survey. Please find enclosed a poster relating to the survey which I hope you will be able to display as appropriate. 

You can find out more about this and other consultations at www.derbyshiresiov.uk/challenge

Many thanks for your support.  

Artcore November Newsletter  {17 Nov 2014} shimAdd News1313 to Scrapbook
Click here to view the latest newsletter from Artcore.
Healthwatch Derbyshire  {13 Nov 2014} shimAdd News1311 to Scrapbook



Healthwatch Derbyshire is carrying out a study to find out how parents

and carers experience the process of having a child diagnosed with

Autism, including the help and support received before and after the

diagnosis.  They wish to give the opportunity to talk through these

experiences, both good and bad.

The information you provide  will be collected anonymously and put into

a report that will be considered by those who run and buy services that

diagnose Autism so that they know what does and doesn’t work well.


Please click here to see attached poster for more information. Any further information please contact


Jas Dosanjh as below


Jas Dosanjh (Mrs)

Community Involvement Worker

South Team

SDCVS - Team Update and National Funding Opportunities  {13 Nov 2014} shimAdd News1312 to Scrapbook

News from our Community Development and Funding team…


We welcome the new vSpa workers Nayyer Bhatti, Karen Chesters and Janet Wignall  who have taken up their new posts and currently learning the ropes. They have varied and extensive knowledge of the Voluntary Sector and Adult Social Care and we look forward to implementing the single point of access scheme with them.


The next Communities and Equalities meeting will be 10th December at 9.30am at SDDC, more details from Pam Wood to follow.


Funding opportunities

Please watch this space for news on Funding Seminars and Information. Working with the District Council we will be providing some sessions around fundraising and Social Media in the new year following from Kevin Curley’s speech at our recent AGM. (Transcript and useful handouts with loads of funding pointers can be found on our website http://sdcvs.org.uk.)


We have two Small Local Grants Managed here at the CVS:-


1)      Self- Help Group Support- Apply at any time

South Derbyshire CVS administers the voluntary sector Community Care self help fund. If you are thinking of setting up a health or social care related peer support group , and live in South Derbyshire you can apply for up to £500- Please contact cathym@sdcvs.org.ukfor an application form.


2)      South Derbyshire Partnership- Health and Wellbeing Small Grants Fund – Apply at any time


The aim of the Health and Wellbeing Small Grants Fund is to support voluntary and community groups whose activities contribute to the good health and wellbeing of people in South Derbyshire.

The fund is administered by South Derbyshire CVS on behalf of the South Derbyshire Partnership.

● Who can apply?


Any voluntary or community group which has a constitution or set of rules and which supports people living or working in the district of South Derbyshire can apply. The group must also have a bank account with at least two signatories although South Derbyshire CVS will be able to hold grants for newly formed groups.

● How much can we apply for?

Grants are between £200 and £1000 and can be used to match fund.

● What kind of activities may be funded?

Activities must have a positive effect on people’s general health and wellbeing but can address physical, mental or social issues.

● Who do we want to reach?

Activities aimed at the following communities will be given priority:


-          Families

-          People living with long term conditions

-          Carers

-          People with poor mental health

-          Older and vulnerable people

● What can we apply for?

Groups can apply for both capital, e.g. equipment, and revenue, e.g. additional staff costs, volunteers’ expenses. For example a group wishing to start a dance class could apply for the cost of paying a sessional class leader, room hire costs and the cost of buying a CD player.

For more information and to request an application form, please contact: Cathy Miles Cathym@sdcvs.org.uk


National Funding Opportunities

The last funding ebulletin detailed some local grant schemes, here are some national ones that may be applicable to your group or organisation:

The Grow your Tenner 2014 campaign has launched with donations of up to £10 will be matched by Localgiving.com. This means that taking Gift Aid and fees into account, every £10 donation will be worth £21.55. Monthly donations of up to £10 per month for six months will also be matched. All charities with active memberships are eligible to receive match funding, with up to £12,000 available for each group depending how long the money lasts. Localgiving is an online donation site, which unusually allows groups which are not charities, but have charitable objects, to claim Gift Aid, the refund of income tax on donations. This can particularly benefits smaller community groups. There is a cost to join, and a fee taken from donations, but if you regularly receive online donations it could be very useful. For further information visit http://localgiving.com/gyt/about.

Applicants to the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme will be offered additional funds to develop their organisation’s knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver more effective and sustainable services. Funding of up to 10 percent of a project, to a maximum of £15,000, will be available. The money will need to be spent by the end of the first year of the funded project. To be eligible, applicants must have been successful at the first stage of the Reaching Communities application process.

For further information visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/press-releases/england/151014_eng_rc_develop-skills-and-knowledge.

The Government's International Development Department has launched the UK Aid Direct fund to help small and medium-sized organisations make an even bigger difference in the developing world. The fund will run over five years, with a total of £30million in new grants available in the first round. It offers community partnerships grants of up to £250,000 for small UK-based non-profit organisations with an annual income below £1,000,000, and impact grants of between £250,000 and £4,000,000 to medium-sized non-profit organisations based in the UK or in one of the department’s priority countries with 25 percent match funding needed. The first funding round will focus on health, and welcomes applications with a specific focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The deadline is Friday 21 November. For further information visit www.gov.uk/international-development-funding/uk-aid-direct.

The Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying Grant will make grants of £100,000 to £750,000 to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations with creative ideas to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in England’s schools and playgrounds. The Government has made it clear that it does not want any young person to go to school dreading the treatment that he or she will receive and that it is unacceptable for a child to be bullied, victimised or harmed in any way. This fund is a way of working towards that. They are particularly interested in bids that engage in partnership with at least one high performing school so that good practice can be shared. The deadline for Stage One applications is 12noon on Thursday 3 December 2014. For further information visit https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/Common/View%20Notice.aspx?site=1000&lang=en&noticeid=1617209&fs=true.

Registered charities, voluntary organisations, schools, churches and community interest groups can apply for a small grant of up to £10,000 or a larger main grant for projects of up to three years from Children in Need. Projects must benefit children and young people aged 18 years and younger who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. The next deadline for small grant applications is Monday 1 December 2014 and for main grant applications Thursday 15 January 2015. For further information visit www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1N4ddmFHns8VPKjyp3PMYwn/apply-for-a-grant.

The Education Endowment Fund gives grants above £50,000 for projects that improve the educational attainment of pupils who are eligible for free school meals. Their focus is on supporting projects that are likely to show a measurable impact. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 1 April 2015. For further information visit http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/apply-for-funding.

When starting school, children from the poorest backgrounds are up to 19 months behind others of the same age in development of vocabulary, and the difference persists throughout their schooling. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Sutton Trust have launched a £1million Parental Engagement Fund to support organisations to develop methods of working with parents to bridge the gap in the early and primary school years. Funding for the projects will range from £50,000 to £200,000 over two to three years. Applications are open until Friday 5 December. For further information visit www.suttontrust.com/programmes/parental-engagement-fund.

First World War heritage grantsof £3,000 to £10,000 are available from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help people discover more about the war, and mark the centenary. This programme has a short application form, and is suitable for everyone, including first-time applicants. The Heritage Lottery Fund also provide grants of more than £10,000 for First World War projects through other current funding schemes. For further information visit www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/first-world-war-then-and-now.

The Neighbourhood Planning programme funds the production of neighbourhood plans has proven extremely popular and funds for the £7,000 grants have been spent. Further money has now been allocated by the Government to cover expenditure from November 2014 to March 2015, until the next budget starts in April. For further information about applying for a bridging grant or for direct support visit http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/neighbourhood-planning.

The Department for Communities and Local Government is offering grants up to £2,000 for local groups to host an event which encourages new communities to formally embark on neighbourhood planning. The workshop must be run by knowledgeable and enthusiastic advocate of neighbourhood planning, with the aim of giving a community the information they need to begin the neighbourhood planning process. The funding is aimed especially at areas that have a low take up of neighbourhood planning, and meetings should be able to attract at least 10 communities. For further information visit http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/neighbourhood-planning/apply.

British Science Week community grantsis a new scheme offering £500 for community groups to promote science to people who may not traditionally be engaged with science. These might be people from BME communities, people with low socio-economic status, those not in education employment or training, or who live in a remote and rural location. The deadline is Tuesday 2 December. For further information visit http://britishscienceweek.org/plan/grants.

DLDC November Newsletter  {10 Nov 2014} shimAdd News1310 to Scrapbook

Please find attached the DLDC November Newsletter.


Many thanks