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Date: 10 Jul 2020     

News: Survey of Voluntary Organisations

Covid and Beyond: Survey of Voluntary Organisations, Social Enterprise, Community, Mutual Aid and Cv19 Response Groups in Derby and Derbyshire

Tell us about your experience of the last few extraordinary months, and what support you need – and win a £25 supermarket voucher!

Closing date 31 July 2020


We want to hear community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises of all kinds and all sizes, from all parts of Derby City and Derbyshire. 

This includes established organisations (whether or not you have been able to provide services during the lockdown), as well as new informal mutual aid / neighbourhood groups; and faith organisations, parish councils and food banks responding to the crisis.

All completed surveys will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 x £25 supermarket vouchers!

We want to find out, capture and share:

  • All the good work that you have been doing to make sure that people affected by COVID, especially the most vulnerable, have been supported.
  • What you have learned and experienced.
  • What the impact has been on your organisation.
  • Crucially, we also want to know what support and resources you will need in future, so that we can make sure that you get this.

The survey should take about 20 minutes, and will ask questions about:

  • Your organisation (what you do, where you work, who you support and your annual income).
  • What you have been doing (if anything) to support people during COVID (including the kinds of support you have provided, the numbers of people you have helped and the number of volunteers who have been involved). 
  • The impact of COVID on your organisation, including your income, staff (if any), volunteer numbers, levels of demand, needs and geographical differences.
  • Your experience of COVID – what the challenges have been, what you have learned – and what support you will need going forward.

Click here to start the survey 

This survey is being carried out by the 3D (Third Sector Support for Derbyshire) network of local CVS, Volunteer Centres and other local voluntary sector support organisations working in partnership with public sector colleagues.

High Peak CVS are working in collaboration with our partners at The Bureau, New Mills and District Volunteer Centre and Connex Community Support to collate information locally and so we can support you and the local community together.

If you have any questions, or if would rather complete the survey on paper or as a Word document, or if you need someone to help you fill it in please email:

If you have any particular queries related to the High Peak please contact us at:  

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News: DVA Health and Social Care Voluntary Sector Forum

Derbyshire Voluntary Action Health and Social Care Voluntary Sector Forum Wednesday 22 July 2020 9.45am – 12noon.

Due to the current situation this Forum will be held online via Zoom.

The agenda includes:

Mental Health and Wellbeing during the pandemic, James Creaghan, Public Health Lead for Mental Health, Derbyshire County Council

State of the Sector (Voluntary and Community updates and feedback), Join us to reflect on the last 3 months impact on local groups and communities, plans to move forward and lessons learnt

Test and Trace, Jane Careless and Abid Mumtaz, Derbyshire County Council will update us on how test and trace is developing in Derbyshire

Question Time Panel, Q & A session with the morning’s speakers and some additional key panel members tbc. If you have a question you would like to ask about any of the agenda items please email these to by Friday 17 July. The Question Time Panel will have sight of any questions submitted prior to the Forum, this is with the aim of making the Forum run efficiently.

If you would like to attend, please register through Eventbrite:

Each person attending must be booked on separately via Eventbrite. The name/email used to book must be for the person attending. If you can no longer attend please cancel your place to allow others to book. The Zoom link to access the meeting will be sent to you before the Forum – when you receive this link please do not share it with anyone else.

If you need any further information contact

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