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Stronger South Derbyshire is our dedicated website set up to support the local community response to Covid 19, which is updated regularly. If you want to know how you can help, know someone who needs help, are a community group needing support, or if you’re just looking for links to reliable information, visit

Changes to our Services

Due to the social distancing measures introduced by the Government, South Derbyshire CVS premises are currently closed to the public and visitors, and staff are working from home. All our group activities and most community based face to face services have stopped for the time being.

Support for local voluntary and community groups, whether it's information, guidance, resources, funding or just a listening ear, the Development Team are still here and can provide support remotely via phone or email. Contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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South Derbyshire CVS, Community Development Service

What does the Community Development Service provide?

The community development team provides help, support, and training to enable voluntary orgnisations, community and self help groups to provide the services and activities needed in the local community.

We can help you to:

  • Find out what your community needs
  • Work with other groups and organisations to help provide what's needed
  • Get ideas into action by starting up a new group or organisation
  • Get the right skills to help your group work effectively and efficiently

We also provide a specialist Funding Advice Service - click here for details

Who can use the service? Any individual, community group or voluntary organisation who based or working within South Derbyshire.

When and where does it run? The Community Development Team is available Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm (3pm on Fridays) - appointments can be arranged at other times We are based at 48 Grove Street, Swadlincote but are committed to serving the whole of South Derbyshire.

How much will it cost? Nothing, all information, advice and support is free.

Contact: Siobhan Burton, Liz Gumbley or Stella Collishaw - Development Officers
Tel: 01283 219761
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For more information and news visit the Community Development Team's Blog

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