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Speeding Reminder

Speeding Reminder.

Sunny one minute, rain the next.
The weather may change but the speed limit remains the same as the sign states.

We've regularly receive reports of inconsiderate drivers speeding through our villages and would like to remind everyone to keep to speed limits and also give a reminder on how to report speeding concerns in your area.

Pcso David Marley who patrols our Mercia area says: "Children and young people break up for half term holidays today so please drive safely and within the speed limit at all times.
Remember 30mph is the maximum speed and not the starting point." More »

Please report speeding concerns via
Where there is also advice on how to volunteer to take part in a community speedwatch group for your area.

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Posted: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:28 by Stephanie Lloyd

Stronger South Derbyshire Bulletin

Stronger South Derbyshire Bulletin

Updates from South Derbyshire CVS - funding, jobs, events, training & more

Help local people in crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic & beyond - become a Stronger South Derbyshire Regular Giving Fund member:

Hello all

I hope you're somewhere warm and dry on this wet Wednesday!

This week it's Charity Fraud Awareness Week, which aims to encourage and empower charities to talk about fraud and share best practice. The Charity Fraud Awareness Hub has a range of free resources, including a webinar titled 'Beyond COVID-19: Keeping your charity safe from fraud', if you'd like to know more. More »

At SDCVS we are busy as ever, making preparations for our first ever virtual AGM, continuing with our series of consultation sessions on equality (Family & Early Years Parenting this week), taking bookings for our next Community Forums, as well as recruiting for 3 new members of staff - all this (and much more) below!

Thank you for reading,
Helen Frudd
Communications Officer

*We've recently been notified that the links in the Contents box don't work on certain devices, such as some smart phones. Apologies if this is the case for you, unfortunately this is a software issue and not something we can fix. However, if you scroll past the Contents, you can still get to the section you're interested in - just keep scrolling till you see the item you want!*



SDCVS AGM - Save the Date!

Our AGM will take place on Tuesday 17 November at 11am. It will be an online event (approximately 1 hour in length) and we will be premiering the 3 minute film we've been working on, showcasing the work we've been doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please put the date in your diaries, more details to follow soon!

Derbyshire's Police & Crime Commissioner Unveils Fund To Fight Crime and Vulnerability

Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has developed a new Vulnerability Fund - worth £485,000 - as part of a dedicated effort to tackle the social problems known to increase the risk of crime or victimisation.

The scheme will unlock the door to funding worth up to £25,000 for community organisations, charities and non-profit groups who share the PCC's vision to build safer and stronger communities and to reduce the risk of crime.

Micro-grants from £50 to £1,000 will be available from local CVS's (including SDCVS) for projects such as target hardening to improve security at the homes of vulnerable people including repeat victims of crime and those who are isolated through age, frailty, poor mental health or mobility issues. (Applications for the smaller grants will be open until 1 March 2021. Watch this space for how to apply to us!)

Larger grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available for communities, charities, voluntary and non-profit organisations to make a real and lasting difference in their areas from 15 October until 30 November 2020 via the PCC's Office.

For more information visit:

Second Round of the Covid Impact on VCSE Barometer Survey Opens This Week

The second round of the Barometer survey on the COVID-19 impact on voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations is due to open this week. The research is led by Nottingham Trent University in conjunction with NCVO. The findings from the first round are due to be published soon.

The project aims to:

  • Provide real-time data and learning on how Covid-19 is impacting the whole sector and how this varies across different organisations by size, structure and services offered.
  • Present lessons-learned reports on the impacts and responses to Covid-19 from organisations..
  • Put forward insights to assist the long-term resilience of the VCSE sector.
Expected outputs from this project include a VCSE vulnerability barometer, providing real-time data of the impact Covid-19 on the sector, lessons-learned reports, enabling innovations to be scaled, a final project report and toolkit for resilience.

For more information and to take part in the survey click here. Future rounds of the survey are expected to open and close around the same time each month until November 2021.


Share Your Views on Equality-Related Issues in South Derbyshire

If you live, work or study in South Derbyshire, you are invited to give your views and ideas to help South Derbyshire District Council shape their services so that they continue to be fair, diverse and inclusive.

We are running sessions for you to have your say - we welcome your views!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday 22 October 5.45pm - If you can't make any of the daytime sessions, please come along to this evening session
  • Friday 23 October 10.30am - Focus on Family and Early Years Parenting - people with newly formed family units whether married, in a civil partnership or co-habiting, also those who have had a recent pregnancy or who are in the early years as a parent
  • Wednesday 28 Oct at 1pm
  • Thursday 29 Oct at 10am
  • Friday 6 Nov at 10am

If you can only make one date, but want to talk about a different issue, please still come along. If you can't make any of the dates, please contact us to share your views by email.

To take part, please email Stella Collishaw on or call 07458 304316.

For more information visit:

South Derbyshire Community Forums

Our online Community Forums are for volunteers, local charities and community groups in South Derbyshire.

Virtual & Online Giving: 30 October, 9.15am - 10.15am
Suitable for local groups and charities who have relied on cash donations or subscriptions. We will give you methods of how to obtain donations or subscriptions in the virtual and online world. Our presenter David Meredith has over 25 years experience in the finance and charity sector most recently in Diocese of Derby as Stewardship Officer and Director of Finance roles. He has also supported charities in the developing world and may even be able to explain the mystery of contactless giving.
For more info/to book visit:

Nature Connection: 12 November, 9.15am - 10.15am
Nature Connection is something many people rediscovered the value of in lockdown as a way to support or maintain their mental health. Perhaps you discovered new local walks or runs, tackled a gardening project or got involved in citizen science. Come and hear more about it and the opportunities for the community in the local environment. With Nicola Lynes from the Transforming the Trent Valley project.
For more info/to book visit:

Severn Trent Community Fund – Virtual Workshop

Sue Heyes, fund officer for the Severn Trent Community Fund, is offering a virtual workshop which will take you through the Community Fund, what it will support and how to apply.

The workshop will be from 10am on Tuesday 3 November and you will need a laptop or tablet and access to wifi. Each session will be limited to 25 people so depending on demand Sue may need to add another date. Once you have booked your place you will be sent all the details you need to access the session.

To book a place and receive the details of how to log into the session please email Sue at


Free Eating Disorders Training

First Steps ED are offering any professional working with children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire the opportunity to undertake a fully funded CPD accredited training programme, commissioned by NHS Derby Derbyshire CCG.

The programme aims to raise awareness and knowledge around eating disorders and disordered eating and the range of presenting factors which often effect people struggling with their conditions. The training will equip you with the information and skills to spot the signs and take an evidenced based approach to support someone at risk of eating difficulties and eating disorders.

For more information please click here.


Derbyshire People's Voice Survey - How has the pandemic affected your life?

The coronavirus pandemic is still affecting many aspects of our lives here in Derbyshire.

Derbyshire County Council wants to find out what the pandemic has meant for you and your community. They've set up an online survey so that you can tell them how you are feeling and what more they could do to help. Information given by you will help them understand more about the things they can do to support Derbyshire through the challenges of coronavirus.

The survey will take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and you can find it here. The survey closes on 6 November.

This questionnaire may also be available in other formats by emailing

Dementia Support in Derbyshire During COVID-19

Joined Up Care Derbyshire has produced a document compiling FAQs about dementia support in Derbyshire during COVID-19, so that people know how to access support and advice if they are worried about something or are struggling. You can find it here.

The Big Difference Scheme - Reduced water rates for low income households

The Big Difference Scheme is funded by Severn Trent Water and offers significantly reduced water rates to households on a low income. If successful, applicants may be able to receive up to 90% off their water bill.

For more information visit:

Support in Self-Isolation

The Government has announced a new Test and Trace Support Payment scheme designed to support people who will be financially affected if they are required to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

Under the scheme in South Derbyshire, if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and are required by law to self-isolate, you may be entitled to a support payment of £500, paid by South Derbyshire District Council.

For more information visit:

Funding Opportunities
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Garfield Weston Foundation – The Weston Culture Fund
(deadline 9 November)

The Weston Culture Fund is a one-off £25m fund, open to performing and visual arts organisations, art centres, accredited museums and galleries (excluding those who are local authority maintained) with a minimum annual income of £500,000 in a typical year.

Grants will range from a minimum of £100k up to a maximum of £2m based on the size of the organisation.

For more information visit:

CAF Resilience Fund
(deadline 10 November)

Grants ranging from £10k to £100k are available to help charitable organisations in England that support the people hardest hit by Covid-19, such as those living in deprived areas, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and people with disabilities.

Funding can be used for core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas

For more info visit:

Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner's Vulnerability Fund
(next deadline 13 November)

A new £485k fund which aims to make communities safer and people less vulnerable to becoming victims of crime.

Micro-grants from £50 to £1,000 will be available from local CVS's (including us). Watch this space for how to apply with us! For more info visit:

Applications for larger grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are being accepted directly to the PCC's Office until Friday 13 November 2020. For more info visit:

Smallwood Trust - Funding for Women's Organisations
(next deadline 16 November)

The Smallwood Trust has two funds available for women's organisations and services that are supporting women aged 18+ whose poverty has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic or those that have been pushed into new poverty and financial hardship:

  • COVID-19 Frontline Women's Fund - Grants of up to £25k are available for women's organisations and services with an income of less than £250k. Deadline 16 November.
  • Women's Sector Resilience Fund - Grants of up to £30k are available for women's organisations and services with an income of less than £1m.
For more info visit:

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust - The NAAFI Fund
(deadline 23 November)

The NAAFI Fund makes grants to UK Armed Forces bases, located in the UK or overseas, for projects that improve the quality of life for serving personnel and serving families living on or near a Forces base or station.

Grants of up to £20k are available for projects or activities that help bring people together and reduce boredom or isolation amongst single serving personnel living in Single Living Accommodation, and Armed Forces families. Funding can be used to refurbish spaces for recreation and leisure, purchase equipment or run projects of up to a year.

For more info visit:

Severn Trent Community Fund – Changes to criteria

Grants are available to support new projects by local charities and community groups in the Severn Trent region that help to make a real and tangible difference in the community through three key elements of community wellbeing:

  • People: Projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills
  • Places: Projects that help to create better places to live in and use
  • Environment: Projects that will help look after our natural environment, give people greater access to that environment or help look after water.
Severn Trent Community Fund are one of a handful of funders open to non-COVID-19 related funding and they are seeing a huge increase in demand for funding. As a result, they are changing their criteria so that they can support as many projects as possible:
  • From 1 September 2020, any applications for over £75k must incorporate and demonstrate a considerable link to all three wellbeing themes.
  • From 1 October 2020, the range of the largest funding pot will be slightly reduced to £75k - £200k (previously £75k – £250k).
For more info visit:

South Derbyshire CVS Small Grant Funds

Stronger South Derbyshire – Small Grants for Community Support during CV19
Applications are currently being sought from groups based and operating in South Derbyshire for sums of up to £500. This could be used to help people in practical ways, provide emotional support, help people stay connected or find new ways to support your beneficiaries during this difficult time. Visit:

Health & Wellbeing Grants
South Derbyshire CVS manages a number of small grant funds for voluntary, community and not-for-profit organisations wanting to make a difference to local people and communities. You can apply for up to £2,000 in total. Guidelines and application forms can be found at:

Useful Funding Websites

Job Vacancies

Regional Physical Activity Co-ordinator (Midlands) - Active Partners Trust

Hours: 22.2 hours per week
Salary: £45,000 (0.6 FTE)
Location: Home-based
Contract: 3 years fixed term

The purpose of the Regional Physical Activity Advisor role is to maximise opportunities and uptake of physical activity through social prescribing. If you are passionate about enabling people to be active and have an understanding of communities and social prescribing, this role could be for you.

For more info/ to apply visit:

Closing date: Friday 30 October at 12pm

SDCVS Vacancies

South Derbyshire CVS continues to be a busy community hub, providing services to people in need, supporting and developing voluntary activity and linking individuals and groups. In order to continue our important work helping people in times of need and crisis we are currently looking for 3 special people to join our dynamic team:

  • Full Time Finance & Administration Assistant: Hours- 37 p/w; Salary- £19,554; Contract- Permanent Position
  • Part Time Home from Hospital Support Service Coordinator: Hours- 20 p/w; Salary- £23,836 pro rata; Contract- Until 31 March 2022
  • Full Time Community Development Officer: Hours- 37 p/w; Salary- £25,295; Contract- 6 month post (we welcome applicants wanting to apply as a standard employment or secondment arrangement through their existing employer)
Closing date: Friday 30 October at 4pm.

For more info/ to apply visit:

P3 Vacancies

Bank Wellbeing Worker
The successful candidate will work across Derbyshire, improving the lives of people using P3 services, by providing direct support to an individual or groups of individuals.
Hours: Casual
Salary: £9.00 per hour
Location: Various across Derbyshire
Closing date: Sunday 1 November at 12pm
For more info/ to apply visit:

Mental Health Recovery Worker
The successful candidate will be committed to supporting individuals with mental health challenges to live independently, building on their existing strengths to make positive changes in their lives.
Hours: 18.5 per week
Salary: £8,898.50 - £9,206.34 pro rata
Location: Swadlincote
Closing date: Thursday 19 November at 12pm
For more info/ to apply visit:

Locality Coach - LWTC (Living Well Taking Control)

Hours: Minimum of 15 - 18 per week
Salary: £34,000 - £40,000, based on 37 hours per week
Location: Derbyshire / Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Living Well Taking Control (LWTC) are looking for a range of people to help deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Programme within local communities, enabling people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes to make sustainable lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of developing the condition.

It is desirable for Locality Coaches to be fluent in one of the following languages:

  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Arabic
Click here for more information. To apply, email:

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Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:49 by Stephanie Lloyd


Please see the attached link for details on the closure for 17th November.

Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:42 by Stephanie Lloyd