Networks / Forums



Community Voluntary Partners facilitates a range of Forums and Networks depending on the needs of Bolsover's community and voluntary sector and public sector partners. CVP aims to encourage partnership working and collaboration in order to meet local needs effectively and ensuring that community and voluntary groups thrive.

Currently CVP facilitate a Community Sector Forum (CSF), Voluntary Sector Forum (VSF), Fighting Poverty Forum, Health & Wellbeing Forum and the VCS Providers Network. All the forums meet quarterly.  The Voluntary & Community Sector Forums aim to have a guest speaker on topics identified by their members and also includes discussions on policy and strategy affecting the community and voluntary sector and a round robin where groups can share good news.

If you would like to attend meetings, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will add you to the mailing list.


Fighting Poverty Forum
Tuesday 15th March 2015, 9.00am networking for a 9.30am start, Shirebrook Christian Centre NG20 8DG
Feedback from December meeting

The Fighting Poverty Forum is open to any community or voluntary organisation working in the Bolsover district and exists to share good practice, information, skills, experience, and resources in order to tackle Poverty locally. This includes tackling financial exclusion and building financial capability, tackling food poverty and increasing access to affordable food and tackling low skills and raising aspirations. The Forum represents the sector by providing voice and influence at a strategic level.


Derbyshire's Fairer Money Campaign

Food Poverty Strategy 

The Impact of Benefit Sanctions in Derbyshire


Fighting Poverty Strategic Plan Update and Achievements at 1 May 2015 

VCS Fighting Poverty Strategy

Poverty Audit Project


Health and Social Care Forum

Tuesday 26th April 2016, 9.00am networking for a 9.30am start, Shirebrook Christian Centre, NG20 8DG

The Health & Social Care Forum is open to all organisations, groups and agencies who are promoting health & well-being and tackling health inequalities in Bolsover district. The Forum’s overall aim is a healthier, fitter, well-nourished population of Bolsover through partnerships and collaboration. It offers the opportunity for partners to share information and good practice as well as representing the sector at strategic level.

October 15 meeting feedback notes 


Local Area Co-ordination 

Bright Side Training Courses

Voluntary Sector Forum 

Next meeting, Tuesday 16th February 2016, 9am networking for a 9.30am start at The Doe Lea Centre S44 5PD

The Voluntary Sector Forum is open to any community or voluntary organisation working in Bolsover district. It exists to enable sharing of information, experience, good practice, skills and resources and to provide opportunities to raise and discuss issues of common concern. The Forum aims to raise the profile of the community and voluntary sector’s work by taking collective action, facilitating partnership work and providing representation and participation on strategic partnerships groups.

At the February 2016 Forum, Dan Swaine, the CEO of Bolsover District Council accompanied by Cllr Mary Dooley will give an overview of the council's strategic priorities and plans for the coming year Agenda

Notes from November's meeting  

Please find two presentations below from past Voluntary Sector Forum's:


Talent Match

Find below a link to the Kings Fund video about the NHS and Public Health System reforms that was a discussed as part of a VSF meeting.

Please find below a presentation from Wes Lumley on Bolsover District Council's vision for the next 5 years.

A Vision for the next 5 Years

For more information click here Voluntary Sector Forum

HS2 Presentation

At a recent Bolsover Partnership meeting a presentation was made on HS2 (High Speed Two) rail-line. For those who are interested, it can be downloaded below.

Microsoft PowerPoint - HS2 - Bolsover partnership with notes