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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).

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

Contact: Email the Community Development Team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Funding available

Small Grant Funds

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


Up to £1,000 for projects or activities anywhere in South Derbyshire that reduce health inequalities, support people with dementia and other long term conditions and their carers and/or; support people to make choices in their lifestyles that improve their physical wellbeing.


Up to £1,000 for activities that improve people's mental health and wellbeing in South Derbyshire by meeting the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' programme, which includes: Connecting; Being active; Keeping learning; Giving to others and; Taking notice.


Up to £1,000 to support the activities of health and wellbeing related self-help groups that support adults (18+) in South Derbyshire. You can apply for up to £2,000 in total by combining funds A & C or B & C (you can't apply for A & B together). However you only need to fill in one application form. There is no deadline for bids. Your application will be assessed at regular Grants Panel meetings and you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 10 days of the meeting.

Download the Small Grant Funds Flyer here. 

How to apply

Guidelines and an application form can be found below. We would encourage you to talk to one of the Community Development Team before submitting your application.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Other funding opportunities

We send out regular funding information in our ebulletin - sign up HERE.

You can also find more funding information on our Stronger South Derbyshire website at


Funding Events

Visit our Events Page for forthcoming events.


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