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Funding Session - ESF Community Grants

13 May 2021

Grants of £5000- £20000 (£15000 in Leicestershire) for delivery of 6 month programmes starting on 1st August, to help people furthest removed from the job market to progress towards employment. Any not-for-profit organisation (CIC, Company Limited by Guarantee or Charity) with turnover of £750 000 or less can apply, but priority will be given to groups who focus their support at young people. The deadline for applications is 4 June 2021.

For further information about the grants visit:

To book a place on the session contact Liz Gumbley by email at or call 01283 219761.

Starting Back Up After COVID - A Session for Community Groups

18 May 2021
2pm - 4pm

A session to help groups plan for their recovery after lockdown - what the rules are, the measures needed to be put into place and what support is available to start back up safely – with Selina Waltho, Community Development Officer at South Derbyshire CVS.

To book a place on the session contact Liz Gumbley by email at or call 01283 219761.

Volunteers' Week & the South Derbyshire Community Heroes Roll Of Honour 2021

1 June 2021 - 7 June 2021

Community Champions 2021 on black croppedThis year, the traditional South Derbyshire Awards event has been re-shaped into a virtual format, which will focus on the incredible community volunteer response to the pandemic.

It will give local people the opportunity to recognise members of the community, who are not key workers, that have helped them during this challenging time. This could include local businesses or community groups, a friend or family member who has made sure you have your weekly shop or medication, in fact any volunteer in South Derbyshire you would like to thank for making a positive difference to you during this difficult time.

​Everyone put forward to be thanked will be mentioned in the Roll of Honour and, where information is provided, receive a certificate and exclusive pin badge. Several short videos will also be made to celebrate the contributions of a selection of Heroes.

Votes of thanks can be submitted at via a simple online form, until midnight on Sunday 16 May.

The Roll of Honour and Community Heroes videos will be displayed on the South Derbyshire Awards website as part of National Volunteers' Week, from the first week in June.

Funding Session - Easyfundraising

3 June 2021
10am - 11.30am

Easyfundraising are offering a session to support organisations with attracting additional income. This platform gives organisations the opportunity to collect free donations from shops e.g. eBay, Argos and John Lewis.

For more information about Easyfundraising visit:

To book a place on the session contact CVS Development Officer Liz Gumbley by email at or call 01283 219761.

How to Write More Successful Funding Bids

15 June 2021
10am - 12pm

Are you new to writing funding applications? Not sure where to start with the process? Then come along to our on-line session to find out more!

This session will include:

  • Helping you to prepare
  • Understanding what makes a successful application
  • How to research and evidence the need
  • How to demonstrate your impact
  • Some useful hints and tips

To book a place on the session contact Liz Gumbley by email at or call 01283 219761.

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