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Newsletter 18 May 2018

Date: 17 May 2018     

High Peak CVS

Newsletter 18 May 2018


News: Derbyshire Action Grants Scheme

Derbyshire County Council has launched their new Action Grants scheme and groups, clubs, local charities and other non-profit organisations working in communities across the county can download the online application pack and apply.

The themes of the grants are:

  • Youth activity
  • Community safety
  • Community activity
  • Physical activity and sport

If a group's planned project is based on any of those themes, the online application pack will let you know what you can and can't apply for.  Decisions on grant applications will be made after regular application round deadlines. The first deadline is 30 June 2018.

Derbyshire County Council is also inviting applications for a limited number of medium grants of up to £5,000 and larger grants of up to £10,000 for projects which can have clear local support and will provide a lasting benefit for a Derbyshire community. The full criteria for these grants is also in the application pack. Applications for medium and larger grants will be considered annually, with the first deadline also 30 June 2018.

The Action Grants scheme will run until 31 May 2020.


News: Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grants Scheme
News: GDPR Countdown

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on Friday 25 May.

From this date, rules around the collection, processing and storing of personal data will be far stricter than they have been to date. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will be serving fines to businesses and charities found to be breaching the new laws.

There is a lot of free information, resources and help available to charities of all sizes. This FAQ resource produced by the ICO outlines the fundamental principles of the GDPR, plus it includes useful guidance specifically for small and micro charities. The Charity Finance Group has also produced this helpful guide for charities.

Don’t get caught out, take action now to comply with the GDPR.

News: Thinking Outside the Box

Opening conversations about death dying and bereavement

Blythe House Hospice would like to make things a little easier to improve end of life care for everyone in our community.  

We know that we will have to face it one day, but we put that ‘‘difficult’’ conversation off until tomorrow. Less fear and taboo and more knowledge and conversation can make a huge difference. 

That’s why Blythe House Hospice  are hosting their event ‘Thinking Outside the Box’.  There will be a range of information, a variety of local representatives, i.e. Funeral Directors, representatives of different faiths and no faith, art and crafts , information about benefits, Will Writing and Estate planning, funeral choices and customs, and of course, plenty of tea, coffee and cake. 

Come along, all welcome. 

To find out more about Blythe House services, volunteering or fundraising contact the Hospice at Eccles Fold Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SK23 9TJ. Tel: 01298 815388.  Email: info@blythehouse.co.uk. 


News: Dementia Friendly Events

Dementia Action Week 21 – 27 May.

Calamity Jane - Dementia-Friendly Film Screening at QUAD, Derby on Tuesday 22 May at 1pm   www.derbyquad.co.uk

Dementia friendly walk around Eastwood Park, Hasland, Chesterfield on Wednesday 23 May – along with some fun activities in the village hall afterwards.  Event is free.  The walk is wheelchair accessible.  Contact Tina Hensey, Community Lifestyles Officer 01246 345669 tina.hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk or Wendy Blunt, Health and Wellbeing Officer 01246 345344 wendy.blunt@chesterfield.gov.uk

At Derby Theatre the summer family show Holiday will have a dementia friendly performance on Sat 4 August. www.derbytheatre.co.uk/holiday

Christmas show Hansel and Gretel on Fri 28 December.  www.derbytheatre.co.uk/hansel-and-gretel

Meanwhile, over at the Royal Centre in Nottingham at the end of the year, relaxed performances of:

Gangsta Granny: www.trch.co.uk/whats-on/gangsta-granny

Peter Pan: www.trch.co.uk/whats-on/peter-pan-2

These relaxed performances see slight changes to the show that may make people feel more at ease. These include reducing noise levels and excluding any flashing light or loud bangs, keeping the house lights on and doors open for people to move around as they need to. 

News: Rotary Club of Buxton Summer Fair and Charity Bazaar

Date Change - Saturday 28 July, 10am – 4pm, Octagon, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Due to our Rotary Summer Fair & Charity Bazaar now being on July 28 and in the Octagon, there is still time for local charities and voluntary organisations to book stalls by agreeing to sell £20 of our Grand Draw tickets (or by paying £20).

Following last year’s success, the 2018 Summer Fair will again have a ‘Celebrating Summer’ theme for stalls’ decoration, with the best-themed stall as judged by the Mayor receiving £50.

To book a stall, contact either Alan Thompson (alanonthego@outlook.com; 07795 440893) or Andy Collier (andyjam@fastmail.fm; t: 01298 23161).


News: Public Library Service Strategy Consultation

12 week public consultation for proposed public library service strategy Libraries for Derbyshire.

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