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South Derbyshire CVS Funding Advice Service

What we offer

Whatever your funding need, large or small, don’t forget that we can help you. It might be to develop a funding strategy or project idea, carry out a funding search to find out what funding and resources are available, and support you to write an application or bid for a contract.  We also manage a number of small grant funds to support local projects - see below for details of current funds and how to apply.


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

When is the service available Our normal office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (4pm on Fridays) and we are based at based at 46 - 48 Grove Street, Swadlincote, but appointments can be arranged at other times and venues.

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

Contact: Cathy Miles or Siobhan Burton

Tel: 01283 219761

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Funding available

Small Grants Funds

South Derbyshire CVS manages the following small grants to support local voluntary, community and not-for-profit groups and activities:

Self Help Fund Small Grants

Up to £500 to support the activities of health and wellbeing related self-help groups in South Derbyshire

Befriending Champion Micro Grants - FINAL ROUND

Up to £1,000 for projects or activities anywhere in Derbyshire that help people to be less lonely and isolated. This is the final round of Befriending Champion grants and we will prioritise funding for projects or activities in Derbyshire Dales, Erewash and Bolsover as those areas have had fewer grants. 

How to apply

There is a single application form and process for these 2 grants - guidelines and an application form can be found below. We would encourage you to talk to one of the Development Team before submitting your application.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel 01283 219761

Closing date: 5pm Thursday 22 March 2018.


Other funding opportunities

We send out regular funding and contract alerts via our ebulletin - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up You can also find Funding information on our blog


Funding Events

Visit our Events Page for forthcoming funding events, workshops and surgeries


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