The following schemes have been set up in the past six months and are still developing as they go along. We always want to continue to offer new schemes to the community – if you have any ideas and/or volunteer to help start it then please get in touch!
A scheme to engage all local residents in community related issues relevant to them (not necessarily directly with our community trust) has been launched, which involves four recently recruited trainee community organisers who will engage in dialogue with local residents, putting them in touch with local groups or services whom they may not have been aware of, and to co-ordinate like-minded individuals who may want to start something new in the community. Training is provided by Derbyshire County Council. To find out more contact Paul Davies on 07753 605272 or email@example.com.
Our Beginner and intermediate evening IT classes have been run by volunteer tutors and assistants since 2013 (more details can be found here), however we are looking to run daytime courses to help job-seekers and benefit claimants to improve their IT skills to look for work or to access online services. We are looking for daytime tutors and assistants, plus Windows 7, 8 or 10 laptop donations to deliver these free IT classes. We’re also looking for more tutors for our evening classes so we can develop a rota.
In 2013 we received a grant to refurbish our kitchen and provide classes to promote affordable, healthy eating in the community. With the renovated kitchen we have ran a series of inter-generational skill-sharing classes which we’d like to continue with volunteers. So if you have cooking abilities you’d like to pass on to other members of the community, please get in touch with Sandra Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone and leave a message at 07745 829599.
One of our newest projects which has been successful since it’s launch in 2014 is the not-for-profit Sunday lunch and social club which is held between 12pm-3pm on selected Sundays. This involves the serving of a cooked lunch at 12:30pm, followed by tea/coffee. The aim is to provide a low-cost freshly cooked meal in a social setting on selected Sunday afternoons, particularly for those members of the community who may live alone or struggle cook a full meal, but equally to allow families to benefit from this too. If you’d be interested in volunteering with this scheme (anything from planning, preparation/cooking, or serving of food, etc), please call Barbara May on 01246 563126.