Thursday, 21 December 2017

Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Funding

Dear Members,

Derbyshire County Council Cabinet approved a report on 7th December that recommended the extension of grants to a range of community and voluntary organisations across Derbyshire for a further twelve months from 1st April 2018.

The full list of organisations included can be found in the
Cabinet Report HERE. 

Cabinet approved the proposed allocation of £1.359 million to Voluntary and Community Sector organisations for 2018-19 and the allocation of small grants to 110 luncheon clubs, old people clubs and clubs for disabled people.

Thank you to NDVA for this information. 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Social Return on Investment (SROI)


Social Return on Investment (SROI)



Free Interactive Training Workshop


Thursday 8th March 2018

10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm


Join us at

Granville Avenue, Long Eaton Derbyshire, NG10 4HD


Housing Association charitable Trust (HACT) is a tool used to measure social value and wellbeing.


· Demonstration of the use of the tool


· Value Calculator’ demonstration


· How to select relevant outcomes using:

 Activity value - Evidence through records of participation

 Outcome value - Survey questions to track change


· How to apply valuable questions:

Practical example of questionnaire / survey question development  using Bolsover Wellness project as an example


· How to input data onto the HACT spreadsheet


· Way forward - Applying to local examples


· Follow up support


SESSION 1:  10am – 12pm & SESSION 2 : 1pm – 3pm

Choose which session you would like to attend


Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis


To Book your place contact Lee at

Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 4HD

Tel: 0115 9466740. Email:


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Live Life Better Derbyshire

Live Life Better Derbyshire is a free healthy lifestyles service that is open to people across Derbyshire excluding Derby City.

Whether you want to feel fitter, lose weight or quit smoking we’re here to help the people of Derbyshire to Live Life Better.

All our advisors are fully trained and they’ll be with you every step of the way offering support and advice.

So why wait – get in touch and take the first steps to a happy, healthy future for you and your family.

To find out more about Live Life Better Derbyshire you can call  Freephone 0800 085 2299  or 01629 538 200.

Alternatively visit the website or email





Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Introducing the Compassionate Communities Project

Introducing the
Compassionate Communities Project


Compassionate Communities aims to engage and empower people and communities to have conversations about and take action in relation to death, dying, bereavement and loss, ultimately enabling people to share their preferences and wishes about this.

The pilot project is funded by Derbyshire County Council in Erewash, South Derbyshire and High Peak areas. Treetops Hospice Care will lead the pilot project running in Erewash and South Derbyshire. Age UK will lead the project in High Peak.

The project will run until the end of March 2019 and Treetops will be working in partnership with Erewash Voluntary Action and South Derbyshire CVS.


The project will include:


· A befriending service in Erewash and South Derbyshire that reaches out to people with a life limiting illness, to offer companionship, reduce isolation and assist them to gain the appropriate support to meet their needs

· Engaging businesses to be more aware of the impact life limiting illnesses have on their employees and families, and encourage them to commit to becoming more supportive and compassionate

· Events that help start conversations about dying, death, bereavement and loss whilst removing some of the barriers people face when doing this


For further information, please contact Julie Mehigan at Treetops Hospice Care on 0115 949 1264 or email



Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Foundation Derbyshire Funding Workshop Erewash

Foundation Derbyshire Funding Workshop Erewash

Foundation Derbyshire are providing Erewash based community groups the opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the Foundation.


A 3 hour workshop covering hints and tips for applying to funders, an overview of what the Foundation is about and a chance to see ‘behind the scenes’ of how decisions are made will be held on


Wednesday 29th November 2017



9.30am – 12.30pm


Erewash Voluntary Action

Granville Avenue,

Long Eaton, NG10 4HD


To book a place complete the application form and reply to Lee at Erewash Voluntary Action email Telephone 0115 9466740.


Foundation Derbyshire provides simple, supportive local grant making:-


· Grants of around the £2000 mark

· Grants covering new projects - capital items and day to day running costs

· Support groups of any size

· New or established groups


Thursday, 9 November 2017




Making Every Contact Count is an approach which aims to improve health and well being and reduce health inequalities. By the end of the training you will:


· Know what Making Every Contact Count is and how to apply it

· Have considered the impact of the wider social factors on health

· Been able to think about how you can support people to make positive health behaviour changes

· Learn more about Live Life Better Derbyshire free well being services

· Had a chance to network and exchange information


Wednesday 22 November 2017


Erewash Voluntary Action

Granville Avenue,

Long Eaton

Derbyshire, NG10 4HD


SESSION 1:  10.00 – 12.30pm

SESSION 2: 1.00pm – 3.30pm
Choose which session you would like to attend
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis
To Book a Place on This Course Contact:
Erewash Voluntary Action
Tel: 0115 9466740

Monday, 30 October 2017






You are part of Erewash

‘Become a part of Wellbeing Erewash’ 

  Wellbeing Erewash is a new approach to improving health and wellbeing. It involves the people of Erewash, the local NHS, Social Care and the Voluntary Sector. 
Come along to our participation event to find out more about work in progress and how you could get involved.

1.30pm - 4pm

Monday 30th October
At Erewash Voluntary Action
Granville Avenue
Long Eaton
NG10 4HD
Please contact us to book on:
0115 9466740 or

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

National Befriending Week

National Befriending Week lasts seven days a year

We will be out in the community promoting our befriending and sitting service
Thursday 26th October
Long Eaton Tesco.
10am - 3pm







Tuesday 17 OCTOBER 2017


Arena Church, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston
(Opposite Tesco)
DROP IN ANYTIME BETWEEN 11.00am and 2.00pm


· Find out information about Erewash community and voluntary groups


· Speak to our volunteers to find out what it is like to volunteer and what is involved


· Learn more about the Erewash Mental Health Partnership and Community Connectors Work


· Chat, Coffee and Cake


No Need To Book


For further details contact Cats or Jo at

Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 4HD

Tel: 0115 9466740.




Tuesday, 10 October 2017



Tuesday 31st Oct 1-3pm

Hayloft Room, Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston


Approximately 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime

If you have experienced mental ill health or care for someone who has, come along and learn more about :

Erewash Mental Health Partnership Engagement Group
Mental Health Together Engaging With Derby & Derbyshire


· Hear about the Erewash Mental Health Partnership and the role of the Engagement Group


· Find out about Mental Health Together for Derby and Derbyshire a new service for people who access mental health services or care for someone who does.


· Share your story and see how you can get involved in how health and social care services are run, and the decisions made about how services are changed.  


Refreshments and Cakes will be provided


Book your place by contacting Mental Health Together for Derby and Derbyshire Tel 01773 880789 or email Kath Dawson -


Further information contact Catriona Paterson Development Worker at Erewash Voluntary Action Tel 0115 9466740 or email