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South Derbyshire Community Forum - Volunteering

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum 23 West St, Swadlincote DE11 9DG
26 February 2020
10.00am – 12.30pm

The theme for this Community Forum is Volunteering, and will include:

Volunteer Management Workshop
Bring us your trickiest volunteer challenges! We will find the solution by looking at best practice. You'll have the opportunity to review your current ways of working and develop an action plan.

Volunteer Management at Calke Abbey
A short talk on how our local National Trust property manages its volunteers, from Calke Abbey's Volunteer Co-ordinator Julia Southwell.


Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) Reps
Find out who the VCS reps are, what they do and how they can help community groups.

An update on available funding from CVS Development Officers.

To book your place go to: For more info contact Elspeth Frudd, Networks and Forums Officer: / 01283 219761.

File attachment: Community Forum Poster Feb 2020 Volunteering.pdf

National Lottery Community Fund – Funding Surgeries

South Derbyshire CVS
6 March 2020
10.00am – 1.00pm

The National Lottery

The Team will be at South Derbyshire CVS on Friday 6 March 2020 from 10.00am – 1.00pm to offer 30-minute surgeries to those voluntary groups who would like to talk through their projects/activities.

National Lottery Awards For All offer grants of between £300 and £10,000 to support project and activities that matter to people and communities. Funding can last up to 12 months.

Reaching Communities England – offers grants from £10,000+ for up to five years. It is interested in supporting organisations with great ideas and that can demonstrate they are people-led, strengths based and connected.

If you want more information on any of the above funding streams you can visit the National Lottery:

To book a surgery slot contact Liz Gumbley on 01283 219761 or email

IsLAND Community Champions Training

South Derbyshire CVS
17 March 2020
9.30am - 12noon

Would you like to help tackle isolation & loneliness in Derbyshire? If so, why not become an IsLAND Community Champion!

IsLAND Community Champions are trained volunteers who run Information Sessions to raise awareness within their communities, peer groups or organisations about loneliness and isolation and what people can do to help.

As an IsLAND Community Champion you will receive:

  • free training to give you the skills and knowledge
  • training materials to enable you to deliver your Information Sessions
  • the opportunity to meet other like minded people in your area and share information and ideas

The next IsLAND Champions training session will be held on:
17 March 2020, 9.30am - 12noon at South Derbyshire CVS.

To book a place please email

For more information about the IsLAND project, visit:

Download the poster below.

File attachment: IsLAND Champions poster.pdf

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