Funding! Severn Trents Community Fund

Are you part of a community group or charity that is looking for some financial support for a project?

Then our Community Fund could be perfect for you!


Our customers, and the communities we live and work in, are at the heart of everything we do. And that's why, from 2020, we're giving away more than £10m over the next 5 years to help local projects, charities and groups in our region improve community wellbeing. 

So why not check out the details and see if we can help make a difference.

Project themes:

- People: Projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills

- Places: Projects that help to create better places to live in and use 

- Environment: Projects that will help look after our natural environment, give people greater access to that environment or help look after water 


Applications are now open 

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Employment! Locality Officer

Bolsover CVS

Bolsover Locality Officer 
Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS) 
37.5 hours per week
Salary: £23,000
Fixed Term: 2 years 

Closing date: Thursday 9th January 2020, 12pm

For more information click here.

News! Business Bolsover Ebulletin

Bolsover. Where work and life connect.

Bolsover District Council's Business Growth Fund (BGF) re-opens in October 2019. 

Bolsover Disctrict Council wants to support businesses within our district to grow and has allocated a further £200,000 to the BGF. Two types of grants are available.

Business Growth Grants:
Are you an established business (generally 2+ years trading) located in the Bolsover District with plans to grow and employ more staff? Up to £10,000 may be available to help you grow, diversify, export, relocate, become more carbon efficient, improve productivity or develop your local supply chain.  

Start-Up Grants:
Are you planing to start a new business, or in your first two years of trading? Small grants of up to £500 are available to help kickstart your business.


For more information on the application process and eligibility criteria, please contact the Economic Development Team on: 01246 242512 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Employment! Vacancies At Rhubarb Farm

Rhubarb Farm is wanting to fill a Support Worker post (full-time, term-time only) and a Training Manager post (full-time) both from January 2020. 

These are very different jobs so please ensure you have the right credentials to apply for either of them. 

Anyone who is interested will need to download and read the 4 related documents for each post and complete the Rhubarb Farm application form.


In addition, every applicant for a post at Rhubarb Farm needs to complete at least one day's volunteering at the farm before the deadline date - see the Your Applicant document

For more information, go to 

News! Remembering Together

Staff and students at the University of Derby will be working together with local residents, groups and schools to produce poppies in red, white and purple (traditional remembrance, peace, military animals) from a mixture of lightweight materials.

Crafted poppies will be attached to netting inside the social space the front of One Friar Gate Square, where it will be visible from outside the building.

This project is open to everyone, no experience is required. Please remember there is no wrong way to make a poppy and they can be as personal as you like. 

All completed poppies can be brought to the collection area outside the SAGE office in LG08 no later than 18th October.

Unveiling Event
Friday 25th October 
One Friar Gate Square
Light refreshments and guest speakers 

News! Home from Hospital Service

The Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service provides practical support for the vulnerable people leaving hospital, or those living at home but at risk of being admitted. The service is provided by a combination of staff and volunteers and is free of charge. 

Who can use the service?
Anyone who lives in Derbyshire (outside Derby City) or is registered with a GP in Derbyshire and has limited support from family and friends.

What sort of help does the service offer?

  • Undertaking simple shopping 
  • Making sure the home environment is warm and comfortable 
  • Arranging for key safes to be fitted and community alarm or telecare systems to be provided if needed
  • Supporting people to pay bills and make appointments
  • Collecting medication prescriptions
  • Helping people find out about and access community activities to keep them connected to their communities 
  • Helping people to understand care options and plan what they need for the future
  • Signposting people to other statutory, voluntary sector and community organisations as appropriate 

Who can make referrals?
Anyone can make a referral including self-referrals.

How to make a referral:
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm 
Tel: 01283 817417 (answerphone outside the above hours)
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News! Warmer Derby and Derbyshire

Is your home cold? Do you struggle with your energy bills?


  • Stay warm at home
  • Insulate your home (and find other ways to keep it warm)
  • Afford your energy bills
  • Upgrade your heating system
  • Access grants and financial assistance 
  • Wear several thin layers (rather than one thick layer)
  • Close your curtains at dusk to keep warmth in (tuck behind radiators and close doors)
  • Check on your neighbours and friends (are they warm enough? ask them to call us if they're struggling)
  • Stay active (get up and walk around regularly or move your limbs whilst sitting)
  • Have hot drinks (and meals throughout the day)
  • Heat your home (between 18-21'C when you're in during the day)
  • Deal with draughts (there are cheap DIY draught proofing products available) 


For impartial advice on energy efficiency, contact our FREE helpline

Tel: 0800 677 1332
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