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Derby College Expands Residential provision

Derby College has expanded its residential accommodation offer to enable students from further afield to live at the Broomfield Hall campus in Morley seven days a week in term time.

The accommodation, which has an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted, is currently available Sunday evenings to Friday for students aged 16 and above.

Gold star awards for Croots Farm Shop includes Bake Off star’s cake

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots has scooped two gold star awards in this year’s Great Taste Awards – including one for a cake designed in conjunction with Bake Off star Val Stones.

Val’s Virtuous Cake, a fat-free, sugar-free and egg-free bake created by Val, who is the sister of Croots’ owner Steve Croot, was awarded a gold star accolade in the 2017 awards.

Croots Hickory Smoked Chicken Sausage, created in-house by the butchers at the farm shop near Duffield, also won a gold star in the awards, which are widely regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the fine food world.

Charities Leadership Programme launched (UK)

The King's Fund, Comic Relief, and the Big Lottery Fund have opened the application process for a unique support programme that will enable charity leaders to help each other through sharing expertise and developing skills. The Cascading Leadership programme offers an initial 80 free places worth £3,000 each. Anyone leading a voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisation focussed on health and wellbeing of any size, early stage or established, can apply. There are two opportunities on offer:

Active Ageing: Creating Change in Communities (UK)

Comic Relief has launched a £1.5 million fund to engage older people aged 65 and over in volunteering. Between 15 and 25 grants will be awarded to projects that specifically target older people who don't usually participate in volunteering or social activities because they are from a disadvantaged community, or face other barriers to participating. Grants of between £40,000 and £80,000 for up to three years’ work will be made to registered organisations based in the community in which they are already working with older people (including those working with national or regional partners).

Dream Fund opens for applications (England, Scotland & Wales)

Supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery, the next round of the Dream Fund is open for applications on the 14th July 2017. The Dream Fund offers charitable organisations in the UK to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream project. The total award fund of £3,000,000 will be awarded as grants of up to £1,000,000. Applications for innovative, creative, original, and present projects that are a genuine ‘dream' submitted by partnerships of at least two charitable organisations (one must be a registered charity) are invited.

ScottishPower Foundation opens for applications (UK)

Deadline: 31st July

The ScottishPower Foundation, a registered Scottish charity operating independently of ScottishPower, offers funding to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations based and working across Great Britain. Grants of between £25,000 and £250,000 are available for projects addressing the following themes:

Welding Project Yields First Customer Order

A group of Fabrication and Welding students have delivered the first of their specially-designed salt and pepper pot holders to take pride of place on the tables in the College’s Engine Shed restaurant at the Roundhouse campus.


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