High Peak CVS values the opportunity to undertake work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory sector bodies, in High Peak, in the County and occasionally in the region.
We work closely with our neighbouring Derbyshire Dales CVS, pioneering a new approach to peer evaluation. Workers from one CVS interviewed groups that hadbeen supported by the other, asking what support was given and how effective it was. The feedback was very positive and showed local appreciation and commendation for CVS. Groups particularly appreciated their relationship with the development worker, the time CVS saved them and of course any funding success. Groups liked the reassurance of having the CVS there to call on for support.
Along with other VCS infrastructure bodies in the County (as "3D”) we contributed to the successful bid to Transforming Local Infrastructure Organisation (TLIO) funding with a lead on the "work smarter with better use of IT” section.
The same TLIO funding supported a partnership venture with Derbyshire Dales CVS and the Peak National Park to set up a project to broker support from the private sector to community groups, using a website as the tool to bring the parties together. We were able to bring our 3 years’ experience of running Pro Help to the development of the new Peak Business for Community Action which will start in 2012/13.
Working closely with colleagues at High Peak Borough Council and supported by Tameside & Glossop PCT, we have run a successful "5 Ways to Wellbeing” event. This brought Glossopdale community groups together to explore how they could add to and increase their activities, to better meet the wellbeing of the people they
Our Arts worker was closely involved with preparations for the London 2012 Olympics Torch Relay. At County level this meant co-ordination with other County Districts on the route. At local level our arts worker facilitated a group of the key arts organisations and the Borough Council to develop the cultural legacy element of the torch’s visit to Buxton. This centred on the promotion of the Buxton Festival fringe and involved music, dance, giant puppets, craft and story telling as well as decorating the route.