Welcome to South Derbyshire CVS
South Derbyshire CVS is a voluntary sector development agency based in Swadlincote that covers the whole of South Derbyshire.
Our aim is to work with community groups, voluntary organisations and individuals to improve the quality of life in South Derbyshire.
We began operating in May 1996 and have grown considerably since then.
Derbyshire Volunteer Passport - new dates
Do you volunteer, or are you thinking of volunteering? Then this FREE course is for you!
Derbyshire Volunteer Passport for volunteers who support Children & Young People in Derbyshire.
There are 5 sessions which include: Equality & Diversity; Health & Safety; First Aid; Safeguarding; Getting the opinions of children & young people.
Course dates: (All 09:30-12:30 at South Derbyshire CVS, Swadlincote)
- Friday 21 June - Equality & Diversity
- Friday 28 June - Health & Safety
- Friday 5 July - First Aid
- Friday 12 July - Safeguarding
- Friday 19 July - Getting the opinions of children & young people
When you have finished training you will be awarded a certificate and a Volunteer Passport photo ID badge. The ID badge will be awarded to volunteers who have a current CRB check. We can help you get a CRB check if you donít already have one.
Donít worry if you canít make one of the sessions Ė you can complete it on the next programme.
For more information contact Chris Wagstaff on 01283 219761 or email Chris W
South Derbyshire CVS Funding Events 2013
Tue 21 May: Heritage Lottery Fund funding surgery
With Sarah Finch from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
So you have a heritage project idea? Do you need funding to achieve it?
The Heritage Lottery Fund has a range of grants from £3,000 - £5 million!
Appointments available 10am to 4pm, booking essential
How to book
All events take place at South Derbyshire CVS in Swadlincote and are FREE, but places must be booked in advance.To find out more or book a place on any of these events contact Eric Clayton at South Derbyshire CVS. Tel 01283 817415 or email Eric
Meetings and Forums
18 June: South Derbyshire Voluntary Sector Forum
10am to 1.30pm at The Old Post Centre, High Street, Newhall.
For more information contact Chris Wagstaff on 01283 219761 or email Chris
4 July: Southern Derbyshire Health & Social Care Forum
Att Erewash Volunteer Centre, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton NG10 4HD
The agenda has yet to be finalised but will include:
- discussions with Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust about how they can engage and work better with voluntary and community organisations
- an update from Healthwatch Derbyshire
As usual the meeting will be held in the morning followed by lunch. However, we will then be holding a brief meeting after lunch for voluntary and community representatives only to discuss issues that have arisen from the morning session.
- increase their respective understanding of current priorities
- consider the further integration of care to improve the patient experience
For more information contact Pam Wood on 01283 219761 or email Pam
Other Health & Social Care Forum dates for 2013 are:
- 3 October: Southern Derbyshire Health and Social Care Forum, South Derbyshire, venue TBA
Training and Events Brochure Spring 2013
All South Derbyshire CVS training courses, events, forums and funding events
Download Training & Events Brochure (PDF File, 535KB)
Welcome to South Derbyshire leaflet
A useful short leaflet with information aimed at people new to the area or wanting to know about local services. Recently updated and refreshed.
Download Welcome to South Derbyshire leaflet (PDF File, 521KB)
South Derbyshire CVS Annual Report 2011-12
Our latest Annual Report can be downloaded below - read about our work and activities over the last year.
Download SDCVS Annual Report 2011-12 (PDF File, 2.2MB)
Or if you woulld like a hard copy please contact us
Development Team Blog
To follow all our latest news, information and events visit the SDCVS Development Team Blog
Community Directory Derbyshire
Directory of Voluntary and Community Groups
Community Directory Derbyshire is a searchable online database of hundreds of voluntary groups, organisations, social clubs, charities and social enterprises working in Derby and Derbyshire.
Search for a group ... or make sure your group's entry is up to date.
For more information contact Kerrie at SDCVS Tel: 01283 219761 or email Kerrie
Affiliate to South Derbyshire CVS
Become a member of CVS and be part of the organisation that brings together the voluntary sector in South Derbyshire.
As well as being part of a dynamic organisation, get all these benefits:
- Quarterly newsletter
- Quarterly funding supplement
- Regular information updates by email
- 5% discount on admin services, room hire, etc
- 5% discount on charity insurance with Tennyson Insurance
- Discounted prices for training courses
- Inclusion in networks and forums
- Voting rights at the AGM and the opportunity to have a representative on the board
- A named contact in CVS
Download information about the benefits and cost of Affiliation (PDF File, 130KB)
Download an Affiliation Form (PDF File, 128KB)
South Derbyshire CVS prices for admin, support services and room hire are still at 2011-2012 levels this year in order to support organisations in the difficult economic climate.