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Date: 16 Aug 2018     

News: Celebrating People Award 2018

In 2009, High Peak CVS introduced a new annual award in honor 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.  

Please note we will give priority to voluntary led community groups making a local impact with limited resources. 

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 October. 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: Jane Corke, High Peak CVS, Dunbar House, 105 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge, High Peak SK23 7HX 

Email: Tel: 01663 735350

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 10 October 2018

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News: TransPennine Express £50k Transform Fund

TransPennine Express has opened its yearly Transform Fund for grants to community groups, charities, CICs and organisations to help fund local community projects aimed at tackling youth unemployment, promoting social inclusion and/or improving the environment.

There is a total of £50k available, with each applicant able to apply for funds of up to £5k to support their project. Since the TransPennine Express rail franchise began in 2016 they have invested over £100k already, helping 24 projects spread across the North of England and Scotland with woodland developments, employability sessions and music therapy groups being just some of the types supported.

Applications can be made online at where you can also find a scheme overview setting out the requirements for projects. As well as addressing one or more of the criteria themes, consideration is given to the sustainability of the project, the proximity to the railway and the value for money this presents.

Applications close on 21 September 2018.

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News: Bereavement Group

Blythe House Hospice therapeutic bereavement group is.facilitated by qualified and experienced counsellors, providing a warm and friendly environment for people to explore their grief.

Grief affects us all in different ways. The death of someone we care about can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. We often get the help and support we need from family, friends, colleagues, GPs or other professionals, but sometimes we may have no one to talk to or feel able to share our feelings

This will be a six week programme (weekly for 4 weeks and the 2 fortnightly sessions) and will be run bi-annually.  Attendance will be by appointment only. Contact Blythe House on 01298 815388

The dates for these groups are:-

Autumn group – October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, November 9th, and 23rd. Time 2-3.30pm

2019 Spring group – April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and May 8th and 22nd . Time 5.30pm-7pm

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News: Retreats at Blythe House Hospice

Blythe House staff facilitate education and training workshops and retreats for healthcare professionals and the general public, covering a range of subjects.

Saturday 29 September  10am - 5pm – Touching Peace

Saturday 1 December 10am – 5pm – Letting Go and New Beginnings

Cost is £65 including light refreshments and a vegetarian based lunch.

Email Nicki Theaker at

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News: Patient and Public Voice Partners

Recruitment of Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners for NHS England Digital Health Programmes.

NHS England needs expert Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners who have an understanding of the health and care system nationally, regionally and locally, for a variety of advisory groups.  The roles will help ensure that patients’ views are heard within these groups by constructively challenging as well as offering insight and views from a patient/citizen perspective. 

For an application pack in other formats contact

Closing date: Monday 3 September 2018 (midnight).

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News: Derbyshire Community Health Services Annual Members Meeting

Wednesday 12 September 12.30 - 3.45 pm at Heanor Memorial Health Centre, Ilkeston Road, Heanor.

You are invited to this annual members' meeting to see the exciting new community health facilities in Heanor and hear about building a legacy for communities in Derbyshire - the history of health care in Heanor

Hear from the directors and staff. Find out more about the challenges faeed and take the opportunity to ask some questions.

Refreshments and limited free parking will be available at Heanor Memorial Health Centre. Please take every opportunity to travel together or parking is available at the pay and display areas which are approximately 10 minutes' walk.

Contact the membership team on 01773 525065 or email

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Job: Funding Support Role

Organisation: Active Partners Trust

Salary: 20k 25k (FTE)

The Funding Support role will support the Funding Lead to bring additional funding for physical activity and sport into Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire through: 

• Advising and supporting partners to understand where the opportunities for funding are and building their capacity and capability to be able to apply for funding. 

• On behalf of Active Derbyshire, Active Notts or its partners, developing funding applications for physical activity and sport, based on insight and an understanding of priorities and identified local need.

The post is a permanent full-time role, although part-time working will be considered.

Deadline for applications is 12:00am - Sun 23 September.

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