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Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner - Vulnerability Fund

The 'Vulnerability Fund' has been set up by Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa. The focus of the PCC's Vulnerability Fund is on policing and crime, community safety and helping to create safer and stronger communities.

Micro-grants up to £1,000 are available for Erewash community groups and organisations, charities and not-for-profit organisations. Applications can be made up until 1 March 2021.

Applications should consider alignment to the Police and Crime Commissioner plan priorities and broader Erewash community safety objectives.

The Police and Crime Commissioner will be looking for projects:

which help individuals to live safely and without fear of crime in their homes.

which empower the local community to tackle problems in their neighbourhood areas.

are organised by (and involving) community/neighbourhood groups.

can demonstrate that they can make a difference to local communities.

that take a new and sustainable approach to tackling long term problems.

that foster good relations between partner agencies and communities and do not work in isolation.

To be eligible to apply your group must have a set of rules/constitution, an active management committee, a bank account in the name of the group with two unrelated signatories.

For an application form, scheme criteria, guidance notes and a discussion about your application contact the Erewash Voluntary Action Development Worker Catriona Paterson email Telephone 0115 9466740











We are pleased to say that our new reception area is now open. When you arrive at our main offices you will notice a new entrance area. This has been developed to make sure that there is someone there to greet people when they arrive. We still have some work to carry out such as a new concrete area outside the door, new signage and automatic door sensors for easy access.


The new entrance is open from 9am - 3.30pm. Please use the old door after 3.30pm for entrance & exit.

We hope that you like the new area, please let us know what you


It is with great excitement we announce that Derbyshire Mental Health Forum is now an official part of Erewash Voluntary Action.


We have worked in partnership Derbyshire Mental Health Forum over many years on mental health projects. Our two charities share the same ethos and ideals as to how people deserve to be treated fairly in society. The staff from the forum are now at our headquarters in Long Eaton.


We have been working closely with Derbyshire Mental Health Forum over the last few months to enable the merger to take place. This merger will ensure we build on our joint delivery of successful mental health projects in Derby and Derbyshire, enabling us to support the mental health voluntary sector to have a voice and role in mental health service delivery.


If you would like any further information on our future plans please contact or call 0115 9466740




Derbyshire Mental Health Forum can be contacted on the same telephone number




Derbyshire Mental Health Forum

Erewash Voluntary Action

Granville Avenue

Long Eaton

NG10 4HD

Erewash Voluntary Action - CVS is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England & Wales No 3537038 and a Registered Charity (England & Wales) No 1069838.

We gratefully acknowledge support from Derby & Derbyshire CCG, Derbyshire County Council and the people of Erewash

0115 946 6740

Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 4HD

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