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Funding Workshops


Erewash Voluntary Action are offering three virtual funding workshops:


  • Foundation Derbyshire on Tuesday 20 April 2021 from 10.00 am – 11.00 am. Sarah from Foundation Derbyshire will explain about the funds available and how to apply. This workshop is open for any Erewash community or voluntary group, not-for-profit organisation, CIC or charity. 


  • Severn Trent Community Fund on Wednesday 28 April 2021 from 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm. Sue from Severn Trent Community Fund will describe the funds available and how to make an application. This workshop is open to any Erewash charity, not-for-profit organisation, CIC, Parish Council or Local Authority.


  • National Lottery Community Fund on Thursday 6 May 2021 from 10.00 am – 11.00 am. Vijay from the National Lottery Community Fund will explain about the funds available and how to apply. This workshop is open to any Erewash charity, community or voluntary group, not-for-profit organisation, CIC, school or statutory body.



To book your place contact Lee at Erewash Voluntary Action email or

Telephone 0115 9466740


Details for the Zoom links will be shared following your registration for any of the workshops.


Any further details contact the Development Worker Catriona –

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, not-for-profit organisations and Parish Councils.

The deadline for applications has now been extended until 1 September 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


Derby and Derbyshire Community Groups Network

Our first Derby and Derbyshire community groups network meeting is on 3rd March 1.30pm and we look forward to inviting those mental health groups mostly lead by volunteers to an informal space. This is a joint project with @dva_info more info contact



Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness - Newsletter

Please see below the latest newsletter for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness

This is a monthly newsletter, full of success stories and opportunities.

February Newsletter 2021

Previous newsletters can be found on the Mental Health and Suicide Awareness page

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