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Date: 21 Mar 2018     

News: Lloyds Bank Foundation

Project, core cost and development grants.

Lloyds Bank Foundation will be opening their Invest grants round once more on 8 April. 

The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives, and promote practical approaches to lasting change. To apply you need to be registered as a Charity or a CIO and have income between £25,000 and £1 million in your previous accounts.

Support can be provided through our two grants programmes Enable and Invest, along with an optional support programme (Enhance) for successful applicants. These programmes demonstrate the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support charities that have the greatest impact upon the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities.


The Invest programme is a flexible, long term core funding programme for organisations delivering clear, targeted outcomes for disadvantaged people. These are typically around £25k p.a. with the potential to fund for up to six years. This programme is open for applications between 9 April & 18 May 2018 with grants being made in November 2018. 


A grants programme for organisations that have identified clear development needs in areas such as governance, planning, evidencing need, monitoring, communications, pilot work etc. Grants of up to £15k are available for you to develop your organisation. A rolling programme, apply anytime;

All grantees will be eligible for additional support through our ENHANCE programme –providing an option of tailored in-kind support to strengthen and develop charities. If you are successful in applying for an Enable or Invest grant, we will work with you to identify whether support under the Enhance programme is right for you.

How to apply

There is an online application process and encourage applicants to find further information on the programmes and strategy at:

It is always wise to have an informal chat first. If you wish to do so then please contact Gary Beharrell at or phone 07734 973060

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News: ACE Funding

Arts Council England announces new £14.4 million fund to cultivate individual talent.

ACE has launched Developing your Creative Practice, a new £14.4m fund specifically designed to support independent creative practitioners. The programme is unlike any other current Arts Council fund, because it will give practitioners time to work on ambitious and innovative projects, without the immediate pressure of showing their work publicly. Recipients will be able to use the funding to support periods of research, to develop new work and ideas, work internationally, and for training, networking or mentoring.

£3.6 million will be available annually for four years for Developing your Creative Practice. Applicants will be able to apply for grants from £2, 000 to £10,000 from 12 April 2018.

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News: Bright Side Courses DCC

Courses specifically designed for people with mild to moderate mental health issues or who are experiencing emotional or psychological distress.

Derbyshire County Council are offering a variety of free courses to people who have mental health issues or who are experiencing emotional or psychological distress.  The courses are designed to support wellbeing and recovery by supporting people to engage in interesting, fun and new activities in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. 

The following courses are running in April:

An Introduction to Dry Stone Walling – Chinley Park, Starts Monday 23rd April 1pm – 4pm (4 weeks)

Spring into Life Allotment Group – Glossop Community Allotments, Starts Tuesday 24th April 10am – 1pm (4 weeks)

3D Felting – Glossop Adult Education Centre, Starts Friday 27th April 12.30pm – 2.30pm (6 weeks)

Time to Relax (Mindfulness, breathing exercises and stress reduction) – Fairfield Adult Education Centre, Buxton, Starts Monday 30th April 12.30pm – 2.30pm (6 weeks)

If you would like more information, please email or leave a message at the New Mills Adult Education Centre on 01629 535020/535019

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News: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training

Increasing awareness and breaking down barriers.

This half-day training seminar is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their understanding of the subject, and would be of particular interest to those whose work may bring them into contact with people at greater risk of suicide and self-harm. The seminars are free and available only to those living and working in Derbyshire. 

Seminar dates from April 2018 to June 2018 Seminars run from 9.30am to 1.00pm

Wednesday 18 April 2018 Belper

Monday 21 May 2018 Long Eaton

Tuesday 12 June 2018 Buxton

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News: Bereavement and Loss Support Group

To address gaps in support around loss and bereavement in Glossop.

A pilot group is planned, and then see where to go from there. Maybe a regular meeting for peer support, a drop in, several groups setting up around particular kinds of loss….. ? Sharing useful information and being there for each other? All ideas welcome. 

Wednesday 18 of April 1-3pm & Wednesday 2 of May 1-3pm at the Glossop Carriage Company  (Howard Street, Glossop)  

These meetings are for people with bereavement issues and will be safe, confidential, friendly and welcoming. Feel free to come to one or both meetings as we will hopefully planning ongoing sessions.  

Please join us if you have suffered a recent bereavement and are struggling to find local support, if you were bereaved sometime ago and feel a bit stuck or still feel the need for some support from others like you. Please also join us if you feel you have managed to come through and are able and ready to help others.

For more information contact Liz (HPCVS) 01663 736426, or Debbie (GCC / Co-op) 01457 852059. You can just turn up to the meetings if you prefer and please feel free to bring somebody along if that’s helpful too.  

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News: Buxton Dementia Friendly Films

Trinity Church Buxton, Hardwick Mount, Buxton.

Genevieve [U] - Monday 14 May 2018

Viva Las Vegas [U] - Monday 18 June 2018

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers [U] - Monday 23 July 2018

Doors open 1pm. Films start 1.30pm. Finish 4pm. Cost £4 (incl. tea, coffee, biscuits, cake). Tea & cake. Fun activities, chat & reminiscence.

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

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: Buxton Spring Fair

Applications for the Buxton Spring Fair are now open.

You can download the application forms and guidance notes from

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News: BeWell Service Launch

Tuesday 17 April 11am - 2pm at 1a Hardwick Mount, Buxton.

This is our opportunity to present P3's revamped Personal Budget service drop in to the launch. Meet the teams, speak to our clients and find out more about the service provided.

If you would like any further information, email or call 01773 742051.

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News: Derbyshire Healthcare Governor Election

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are looking for members of the public who are motivated, enthusiastic and willing to engage with their local community to stand in governor elections for: Amber Valley, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire, High Peak and Derbyshire Dales

As a governor you will:

  • Represent the interests and views of local members
  • Attend the Council of Governors meetings
  • Act as an ambassador for the Trust
  • Hold non-executive directors to account for the Trust’s performance.

You must be a member of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and be over the age of 16. A governor information pack is available from the Communications & Involvement Office: call 01332 623723 or email

Alternatively you can request a nomination form from Ciara Norris at Electoral Reform Services on 020 8829 8456 or

Nominations close on 19 April.

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Job: Coordinator

Organisation: New Mills Volunteer Centre

Salary: 24 hrs/wk @ £20,138FTE = £13,062pa

'Home from Hospital’: Glossopdale and New Mills and District

NMVC need someone with good listening skills who is caring, resourceful and organised to establish and coordinate our new service.

Linking with hospital staff and our in-house volunteer-based services, you will assist vulnerable people to return home safely on discharge from hospital and to regain their confidence.

For the job description please e-mail

Deadline: Monday 23 April 2018
Interviews: Tuesday 7 May 2018

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