Big Lottery Awards for All funds Poverty Audit in Bolsover!

Bolsover CVP in partnership with Junction Arts, have been successful in their application to the Big Lottery, for funding to produce a video that asks local people “What is it like to live in Bolsover district today and what are the key challenges and opportunities facing us?”

The video which forms part of a district wide Poverty Audit currently being undertaken by CVP, will not only document local people’s views and opinions on what it’s like to live in Bolsover district today, but will also give ten local young people the opportunity to learn a host of new skills, including filming, audio recording, interviewing techniques, and editing processes.

Read the full press release.


Limestone Journeys looking for Community Representatives

Limestone Journeys are looking for interested people to help bring thier projects to life for local people. Their representatives will join the Steering Group, for one year or possibly until December 2015 when the scheme ends. Community Representatives can fully participate in the discussions at both the sub-group and steering group meetings, however, they will not be able to vote on decisions, as the partners on the Steering Group have financial and legal responsibilities for the programme.

Can you tell them the opinion and interests of your community or group and join in the discussion and debate of Limestone Journeys Steering Group meetings? (3 per year)

Do you live, work or volunteer in the Limestone Journeys area? (Mainly the Bolsover District)

All you need to do is fill out the registration form (available from the Scheme Office or on their website,

For more information and an informal talk about this opportunity, please contact Beki Howey,

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Phone: 01909 720378


Changes to the Annual Return

The Charity Commission for England and Wales is running a consultation on changes to the annual return, including the proposal that charities be required to say how much they spend on campaigning.

The proposals would mean that from 2015 all charities with annual incomes of between £10,000 and £500,000 would need to provide additional information in their annual returns about voluntary income, income from investments, spending on charitable activities and spending on fundraising.

This would have most impact on charities with annual incomes of between £10,000 and £25,000 because they are currently required to provide only their income and expenditure figures for the year. Read the full consultation here: 

Commissioner encourages younger people in Derbyshire to share their thoughts on Policing and Crime

With a focus on those aged 11 to 24, the Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles is asking younger people to think about policing by completing a county wide survey.

The survey forms part of a wider engagement programme that hopes to enable thousands of young people the opportunity to express their views.

The Commissioner wishes to reduce the number of young entrants into the Criminal Justice System and the surprisingly large number of young people who become victims of crime.

The questions are informed from discussions last autumn with 189 young people in a wide range of forums and groups across the city and county.

The survey forms part of the Commissioner's Youth Engagement Plan with events aiming to raise the profile of issues identified by the consultation and survey work.

More information can be found on Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner website: 

Call to the Health and Social Care Voluntary Sector! 'Service Information Questionnaire'

NDVA are getting lots of requests from health and social care professionals, commissioners and others for details of Voluntary Sector services in the North of the County.

Everybody wants to know what the Sector can provide, so we think it's time to sell ourselves.

It would be very helpful if you could fill in the short Survey Monkey questionnaire (it's only 1 page long); this will help NDVA to update our directory and add a new field of referral routes.

Please click on the link below to open the questionnaire

D2N2 Local Economic Partnership area Growth Plan

For organisations in the D2N2 Local Economic Partnership area their current Growth Plan is currently open for consultation. A copy of the plan can be found here: