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South Derbyshire CVS Annual General Meeting

Don Amott Memorial Hall, Peacroft Lane, Hilton DE65 5GH
15 November 2019
From 9.30am

You are warmly invited to attend the South Derbyshire CVS AGM 2019.

9.30 onwards

Registration and refreshments

10.00 - 11.15

A choice of FREE workshops:

1. Writing a Successful Funding Bid

Have you been unsuccessful in securing funding for your organisation? Do you need some support to improve your bid writing skills? This workshop will leave you feeling more confident about approaching funders and writing more successful funding bids.

2. Minute Taking Made Simple

Do you find taking minutes at meetings a headache? Suitable as a refresher or for complete beginners, this short workshop will look at the purpose of minutes, what to include and not to include, and some top tips to make your job easier.

3. Isolation & Loneliness Action Networks Derbyshire (IsLAND)

This is your opportunity to become one of our very first IsLAND Community Friends! This workshop will give you the chance to look at how you can help tackle isolation and loneliness in your community and identify ways to improve your own sense of personal wellbeing.


AGM / Reflections on our year and future plans

Followed by a light buffet lunch and networking.

Please book by Friday 8th November to secure your place!

For more information / to book, please contact Bex Cox:
E: / T: 01283 219761

File attachment: AGM poster 2019.pdf

Small Grant Funds deadline

20 November 2019

We're looking for more projects to apply to our Small Grant Funds!

If you're not sure your project is applicable please call Siobhan (Mon to Weds 10am - 4.30pm) on 01283 219761 for an informal chat, or email

We've had a diverse range of successful applicants including an archery club seeking to improve access to their woodland, a church social eating project, and a craft group for older people.

For more information/to apply please visit our Funding Advice page.

Derbyshire Volunteer Passport

Woodville Youth Centre, 8 Moira Rd, Woodville, Swadlincote DE11 8DG
20 November 2019 - 18 December 2019
18.30 - 20.30

Free training for people who volunteer or want to volunteer in Derbyshire.

You will receive a Level 1 Volunteer Passport certificate and photo ID badge when you successfully complete all 5 sessions

The sessions will take place at: Woodville Youth Centre, 8 Moira Rd, Woodville, Swadlincote DE11 8DG.

Course Dates

 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion  Weds 20 Nov  18.30-20.30
 Health and Safety  Weds 27 Nov  18.30-20.30
 First Aid  Weds 4 Dec   18.30-21.30
 Keeping Yourself & Others Safe  Weds 11 Dec   18.30-20.30
 Person Centred Approach  Weds 18 Dec  18.30-20.30


Download the poster and booking form below.

For more information or to book, contact Elspeth or Tracy at South Derbyshire CVS:

Telephone 01283 219761 or email

File attachment: VCI Passport Nov-Dec 2019.pdf
File attachment: Learner Booking Form.doc

South Derbyshire Community Forum: Loneliness & Isolation

Midway Community Centre, DE11 0FH
27 November 2019
10am - 12.30pm

The theme of the next South Derbyshire Community Forum will be Loneliness & Isolation.

The agenda will include:

Social Connectedness
An introduction to Social Connectedness, looking at the Government's strategy to tackle loneliness and isolation, what this means on a local level and future plans to reduce it in South Derbyshire; including the opportunity to join a new task and finish group that is being set up to address the issue.

IsLAND Project (Isolation & Loneliness Action Networks Derbyshire)
An overview of the IsLAND project and what it can offer to organisations and services that tackle loneliness and isolation in diverse ways across Derbyshire.

Colin Edis will provide an update from Enrych about their Connect service, which introduces and helps adults with disabilities and their carers to use computers and the Internet.

South Derbyshire Community Bus
An introduction to the Community Bus and what it can bring to the area.

An update on funding from CVS Development Officers

News, Information Sharing and Networking
An opportunity to hear from local groups and share ideas, issues or solutions.

Please book via Eventbrite:

Contact Elspeth Frudd for more information
T: 01283 219761 Email:

File attachment: Nov19 Community Forum Poster - Loneliness and isolation.pdf

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