Celebrating People Award 2013

In 2009, High Peak CVS introduced a new annual award in honour of its second Chairperson, Chris Woodcock, the Celebrating People Award.

Chris made a significant contribution to local groups within the High Peak including High Peak CVS. Chris had the unique ability to get to the nub of an issue, cut through to what is important and succinctly lay out the way forward. He was always dedicated, responsive, supportive and jovial. When he passed away, the High Peak voluntary sector lost one of its strongest advocates and supporters.

Through this award, High Peak CVS wants to celebrate and commemorate not only Chris’s contribution, but also his insight into the potential of voluntary activity for personal and community growth.

The award will offer local groups the opportunity to raise their profile and gain recognition for the work they do. Our key assessment criteria will be around acknowledging your achievements and progress. Examples of the types of changes we are looking for maybe around revitalising your group, attracting new members, attracting new funding, developing a new project and or making a significant impact in your local community.

You can apply on behalf of your group, you can be nominated by or nominate another group. A small panel will make the decision.

High Peak CVS will present the Award, a commemorative plaque, framed certificate and cheque for £100 for the group, at its Annual General Meeting in November. The Award is open to all groups, however small or large, newly formed or long established and we encourage everyone to apply.

There is a simple application form which groups are asked to complete and return to: Jackie Donnelly, High Peak CVS, Dunbar House, 105 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge, High Peak SK23 7HX. or Email: or Tel: 01663 736436.

Closing date for applications is Friday 4th October 2013

CanParent Lifts Off!

Well done to High Peak CVS Development Worker Rachel Harman and all the team and volunteers on the successful launch of the High Peak CanParent Scheme.

Councillors, parents and local MPs were all in attendance for the launch in Buxton on July 19th. It was a great event and vouchers were being ditributed to local parents who can't wait to try out the parenting classes!

If you want to know more about the scheme you can check out the CanParent National Website or email Rachel here at the CVS.

Funding: 5 Ways to Wellbeing

NHS Tameside & Glossop have released £75,000 of non recurring Public Health monies to fund the ‘NHS Tameside & Glossop 5 Ways to Wellbeing Community Grants Scheme’. This scheme will run from March 2012, and will be facilitated by Tameside Third Sector Coalition (T3SC) on behalf of NHS Tameside & Glossop.

The overall aim of the fund is to: Improve the mental wellbeing of Tameside and Glossop’s communities by providing community based activities and services that help people to access the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’. The grant scheme will run alongside Tameside and Glossop’s Year of Wellbeing (2012).

The aim of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing Community Grants is to provide community based organisations with resources to improve mental wellbeing in Tameside and Glossop based on the principles of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. The funding is particularly targeted at local communities that experience a higher degree of health inequality. The scheme is keen to fund creative and innovative projects and welcomes applications that involve imaginative ways of promoting mental wellbeing using the 5 Ways in local communities.

Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013
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