Grant funding tips at Dales forums

Tips on how to access funding for community projects is being discussed at the current round of Derbyshire Dales public forums.

The community forums are being staged by the District Council at Hognaston Village Hall (18 July), Bakewell’s Agricultural Business Centre (26 July) and South Darley Village Hall (4 August). All begin at 7pm.

All will also feature a workshop session to discuss improvements to the format of the forums, which are held in every part of the district three times a year to give local people an opportunity informally to meet representatives of the District Council and other organisations.

District Council Leader Councillor Lewis Rose OBE said:

“With cash increasingly scarce in local government, we want to make our communities aware of the discretionary grants that still exist to benefit good causes, as well as our own Local Projects Fund grant scheme that helps communities deliver their ambitions.”

Councillor Rose added:

“So far as the forums themselves are concerned, we’re always open to new ideas that could improve the format and style of what we do, which is why we’ve factored in a brainstorm session this time around. It would be good to hear suggestions of how we can increase participation, as well as feedback on the subjects our residents really want to talk about.”

Anyone who can’t attend in person can email questions in advance to or via the District Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages @derbyshiredales. The 26 July forum will also feature a live Twitter feed using the #dddc hashtag


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