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Date: 2 Nov 2017     

News: 5 Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants

High Peak CVS are administering this small grants scheme which has £12,900 to award in small grants in the financial year 2017/18. Deadline 13 Nov.

This is funding from Derbyshire County Council Public Health.

There are two opportunities to apply: in July and November 2017. 

The First round of applications took place in July but there is still £7k to bid for. 
The deadline for this second round of applications is 13 November 2017. 

Who can apply to this fund? - Small to medium High Peak organisations with an annual turnover of £50,000 or less.

You can apply for a maximum of £2,000 for any voluntary and community project that addresses the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’; particularly for people with a higher risk of experiencing mental health and wellbeing problems.

To get your application form and full criteria email: or telephone: 01663 735350 or download:

5 Ways to Wellbeing Information Guide

5 Ways to Wellbeing Application Form

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News: B&Q Community Re-Use Scheme

DIY store B&Q donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment.

All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they aren't used. 

B&Q also works with Community Repaint, a network of schemes that collects any surplus, re-usable paint and redistributes it within their communities to individuals and families on low income, charities and community groups.

For more information contact your local store directly and speak to a duty manager.

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Job: Volunteer Energy Adviser

Organisation: Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts

Citizens Advice are looking for sympathetic, motivated individuals to train as Volunteer Energy Advisers to work on their energy projects. Full training will be given and no previous experience is necessary, although the ability to learn quickly, have good communication skills, use IT competently and work as part of a team are vital. 

Purpose of the role: To promote Energy Best Deal advice which aims to reduce fuel poverty and increase home energy efficiency  in low income households.  To support the Energy Champion to reach vulnerable people, provide them with support to switch energy supplier and take up other measures to reduce their fuel costs.

For more information, please contact:  or call Russ (Financial Capability Officer) on 07730 089670

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News: White Christmas in Buxton

Matinée Dementia Friendly Films are showing the classic 'White Christmas' on Monday 18 December, at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton. Doors open at 1pm, and film starts at 1.30pm.

Cost £4 (incl. tea, coffee, biscuits, cake)

Patrons with dementia may bring one carer, family member or friend for free.

Tea & cake. Fun activities, chat & reminiscence.

Tel: 07449 732322 Email:

This event is wheelchair accessible. Spaces are limited, please book in advance.

Call in advance if you have transport needs. Some financial support is available for individuals using local community transport schemes.

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News: Cycle Network

People with an interest in cycling can have their say about plans for developing a key cycle network throughout the county.

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News: Local Community Group in Funding Competition

A community group for wartime evacuees who live in High Peak and Cheshire have made it through to the voting stage of the Aviva Community Fund, and now need your vote.

They want to win funding so that we can produce a booklet of Wartime Evacuee Poetry.

You can vote at

Voting ends on 21 November

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News: Alcohol Awareness Training

Free to anyone working in Shirebrook or Gamesley.

Thursday 30 November – Shirebrook Childrens’ Centre – 10am till 4pm

Friday 1 December  - Gamesley Childrens’ Centre, Glossop – 9.30 – 3.30pm

This training is full day and covers alcohol awareness, health risks, addiction, referral pathways and brief introductions and is perfect for anyone working within the field of health, social care, support and employment. There are also a limited number of spaces for volunteers who are active within their community.

The courses are to support the Thriving Community Project but is open to anyone working within the communities is able to book on directly by going to;

Shirebrook -

Gamesley -

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