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Full House at the High Peak CVS Funder’s Fair

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Over 50 attendees came to discuss their funding and what is available

Dove Holes Village hall played host to dozens of attendees who wanted to find out more about local funders in the High Peak.

We had a very successful Funders Fair at Dove Holes Village Hall.

Over 50 attendees representing 41 organisations came to see our room full of local funders and we had some highly positive feedback! 

Attending local, regional and national funders includeD:

The National Lottery Community Fund

It provided an opportunity for local groups to learn more about what funders are looking for in a funding application and also to chat with funders about their own projects.

The day began with presentations from the funders setting out their criteria and application process which was then followed by a question and answer panel session. Finally the funders met one to one with local groups to chat about potential applications.

The funder’s presentations from the day can be found below:

Foundation Derbyshire

Foundation Derbyshire is a trusted, independent resource for supporters and beneficiaries of local causes. They are experts in managing donated funds and effectively distributing grants to the county’s grassroots charities and community groups. They have given out over 7,200 grants totalling over £18 million.

Groundwork uk

Groundwork support local communities and businesses to build capacity and resilience. Their latest fund, Tesco Stronger Starts supports thousands of local community projects and good causes across the UK. The scheme is open to all schools, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that provide food and support to young people.

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund gives grants to organisations in the UK to help improve their communities. The money awarded comes from the UK National Lottery.
It funds projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage, and enrich lives through arts, sports and culture.

Severn trent

Severn Trent customers have helped to create and shape their community fund around improving community wellbeing. As a result, focus is on People, Places and Environment.

They seek to fund projects that link to these key elements of community wellbeing – with favourability shown to projects that ideally lie within a ‘sweet spot’ that incorporates all three.


The UK’s largest network of community groups promoting fairness and creating opportunities for young people through grassroot sport and physical activity. They empower the local heroes running these groups by providing much-needed professional expertise, resources and operational support, free of charge, to help their group survive and thrive.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all the funders who took part and also to Dove Holes Village Hall who hosted the event.

Funders Feedback

Thank you for a really well organised event yesterday, Vicki and I really enjoyed
meeting a lot of new groups which should generate new applications!
Tea and carrot cake was most appreciated!
Mizbah Ramzan
Foundation Derbyshire
Thank you for inviting us, it was a very good morning
Rob Smith
Enterprise Support Alliance
It was so lovely to meet you all and you looked after us all so well.
Sue Heyes
Severn Trent Communtiy Fund
Many thanks for an excellent event. I was also not expecting some of our past recipients to come up just to say thank you! In recent years we have had difficulty in getting the message out to local groups that we exist to support them so this type of event is very useful to us.
Roger Horne
Bingham Trust
It was my pleasure to attend the High Peaks Funders Fair and meet with you, your team and delegates who were so engaging and my hope is that those interested in sport and physical activity support will sign up to Sported and we can then support to realise their vision.
Cheddi Gore

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