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Date: 9 Jan 2019     

News: High Peak Health and Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme

The new Public Health Small Grants Scheme for High Peak will target help and support to local voluntary and community groups and organisations delivering activities and projects at grass roots level.

How much can you apply for?

Up to £1000.   

Who can apply?

Any voluntary/community groups or local people within the High Peak area (see map in Guidance Notes), who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community are eligible to apply for funding.

For example, your group might be a luncheon club, a social group, a self-help group or another type of community group that provides help and support.  You might want to set up a new group to meet a local need that’s currently not being addressed.

We want to hear from people who’d like to make a difference to their community.  .    

Projects should aim to meet the following criteria:

  • Promote health and wellbeing
  • Be delivered in and support the residents of the High Peak area
  • Seek to continue after the funded period
  • Link to at least one of the priorities of the High Peak Health and Wellbeing Partnership.

The grant scheme will be administered by High Peak CVS.

Applications should be returned by 11 February  2019 to: Liz Fletcher at High Peak CVS, using email :  Or post to Liz Fletcher, High Peak CVS, Dunbar House, 105 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge High Peak SK23 7HX 

High Peak Health and Wellbeing Small Grants - Application Form

High Peak Health and Wellbeing Small Grants - Guidance Notes

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News: Let's Talk Energy Fund

This Fund has been set up to assist households in energy debt, in need of energy efficiency white goods or boiler replacement/repairs.

Funding has been provided by energy companies as part of their commitment to help with energy bills and usage.

Applications can only be made online. Individuals should visit  to complete a short application form. Please encourage all applicants to upload evidence once their application has been submitted, in order to speed up the assessment process.

To be eligible for assistance from the Let’s Talk Energy Fund you must be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Pension Credit (guarantee or savings)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit, or
  • Have a gross annual household income (before tax and deductions) of less than £16,190.

Applicants will also have a chance to apply for a Let’s Talk LED Smart Bulb, which stays on when the power goes off!

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News: Mental Health Champion Course

Monday 11 February 2019 in New Mills

Half-day course for anyone with an interest in mental health from workplaces, community venues and organisations to provide practical skills to promote key mental health messages through, for example, displays, awareness, events and conversations and to promote anti-stigma messages within a community or workplace.

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News: Tackling Loneliness

Possible Sunday Club for 65+ on their own.

A meeting is being held at St Anne’s Community Centre, Hardwick Square West, Buxton SK17 6PX on Sunday 13 January at 2 pm to explore the possibility of having monthly Sunday afternoon get-togethers in the Centre for those aged 65 and over who are on their own and find Sunday afternoons rather bleak without company.

If this describes your circumstances and you can get to the Centre, then please come along to share your thoughts on what a ‘Sunday Club’ should provide for participants: talks, indoor activities, music, events?

If you can, please email about attending as tea and biscuits will be provided. If this is not for you but you know a neighbour or someone who might be in this category, please tell them about the meeting. Also, please ask them if they are going to attend, to email that they will be coming, if possible. 

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News: Chapel Arts

Some Events to Bring Cheer in the New Year of 2019

1) Film Night -  next three showings are Upstairs at Rems on January 16, February 20 and March 20 at 7.30pm. To find out the films being shown and to book places email:

2) The Fourth Chapel Arts' Short Story Competition doesn't close to entries until 1st February so you still have time. Details of the competition can be found in the Document Library on the website in Literary Arts.

3) Not to be missed - the next Live and Local Show - "The Beginnings of Fairport Convention" featuring founder member and folk-rock legend Ashley Hutchings with folk artist Becky Mills. 7.30 pm Saturday 2 March, Chapel Town Hall. Full details

4) Chapel Arts Open Mic Session - Upstairs at Rems 7.30pm Wednesday 30 January - Come along and share your own stories, poems etc. or a favourite piece by another author. More details here.

Blackbrook Arts to advertise their next Live and Local Show featuring "Noble Jacks" on Sunday 3 February 7:00 pm at the Chinley Community Center.   "With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners as they come on with their high energy, foot-stomping, rhythms which have taken crowds by storm across the UK."

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Job: Crossroads Derbyshire Vacancies

Crossroads Derbyshire provides domestic abuse services to adults, children and young people.

Flexible working hours will be required to meet the needs of these posts and you will need the use of a car and a current driving licence as you will be required to travel across the rural area in the High Peak and North Dales in Derbyshire.

All posts are funded for 18 months

Floating Support Worker - Young Women - 30 hours per week

Scale point 20 £19,819 PRO RATA per annum

To deliver one to one support to young women and their children (16yrs to 24yrs) affected by Domestic Abuse who are transitioning from refuge accommodation to dispersed properties in the High Peak or who are moving on elsewhere. 

The post is open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1)     


Outreach Worker - 37 hours 

Scale point 20 £19,819 per annum


Part Time Outreach Worker - 14 hours

Scale point 20 £19,819 per annum pro rata

To work with Crossroads Domestic Abuse Adult Outreach team to offer support to all victims of domestic abuse who remain in their home and need support to move on with their lives and be safe from abuse.

Closing date for all posts is 5.00 pm Friday 25 January 2019

For information pack for either post email 

If you require a hard copy send a large SAE to P O Box 22, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8AE

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