Charities and organisations helping children who are disadvantaged in some respect can apply for grants from the Barbara Ward Children's Charity. Causes that have previously received funding include educational projects, holidays, care and respite, health and well-being, sport, play and leisure. Grants may also be awarded to charities supporting adults with learning difficulties. Recent awards have ranged from £1,350 to £21,000 and have been used to support both one-off donations and project-related grants for 2-5 years.
Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon the British and Irish Rugby charity which supports mentally, physically disadvantaged children. Through the programme funding is available for:
• Buildings and extensions
• Equipment & activity aids
• Sensory rooms and gardens
• Playgrounds and sports areas
• Soft playrooms.
Newly published Arts in Health: Designing and Researching Interventions provides a complete overview of how to go about undertaking research and practice in the field of arts in health. Part I explores the context for arts in health interventions, including the history of the use of arts in health and the theoretical and political developments that have laid the foundations for its flourishing. Part II examines how to design an arts in health intervention, develop partnerships and find funding and considers the sensitivities around working in healthcare.
A long-established hair salon in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter has adapted its premises to support customers with specific needs.
Headquarters salon, on the second floor of 49 Queen Street, has created a new private VIP room where customers with hair loss can have private consultations.
Owner Rosin Clarke has completed specialist training from celebrity hair stylist Trevor Sorbie MBE under his unique ‘My New Hair’ programme.
Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots has received national recognition for two of its home-made products after being named a finalist in two categories of the Great British Food Awards 2017.
Two years ago, the farm shop won top bake for its Derbyshire Bakewell Tart in the awards run by Great British Food magazine. And last year its home-made Derbyshire Pasty was highly commended in the same awards.
Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, has been confirmed as a National Portfolio Organisation by Arts Council England and its funding secured for a further four years starting April 2018.
The Derby-based Orchestra has been awarded £192,107 a year for the next four years (2018 to 2022) which is a total of £768,428.
Triathlon kit designers HUUB have come to the aid of Paralympian athlete Hannah Cockroft MBE to provide training kit to match her exact requirements.
‘Hurricane Hannah’ announced her need for a kit sponsor on her return from the Rio 2016 Paralympics where she won three Gold medals in the T34 100m, 400m and 800m adding to her double Gold medal tally at London 2012.
She has since been working with HUUB on her own requirements for aerodynamic kit to continue her training – particularly in the run up to the World Para Athletics Championships in London (July 14.23).
Birds, bees, and a whole host of other flora and fauna that share Villager Jim s garden in the tiny Peak District village of Foolow, are featured in this stunning book of photographs. Bobbin Robin is just one of the regular visitors to the garden; she and her friends have a huge social media audience, with tens of thousands of viewers. Open up the book to see the daily goings on of these wildlife friends in some of Jim s very best pictures taken in this beautiful setting. They illustrate the close relationship Jim has formed with some of the regular wildlife visitors to his garden.
The popular Buxton Art Trail is returning this July with organisers hoping for plenty of applications from artists and venues before the closing date of April 30th 2017.
The popular Buxton Art Trail will take place during the middle weekend of the Buxton Festival Fringe on Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16 with painters, printmakers, illustrators, photographers and craftspeople, both professional and amateur, exhibiting in their homes and studios as well as in the homes and business premises of people who are generous enough to offer spaces.
Save the Date 13/10/2017
Derbyshire Creative Heritage Conference
Gothic Warehouse Cromford Mills
Keynote Speaker Stella Duffy OBE founder & codirector of Fun Palaces
10 – 4pm Suggested donation of £5 to book your place
More information to follow
Inaugural Derbyshire Creative Heritage Conference at the Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Mills, Cromford Wharf, Cromford, DE4 3RQ