Here at DCA we have had lots of fundraising successes and we are very grateful to all the people and organisations that fund us without which we could not give the level of support to Carers that we do.

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A DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ACTION GRANT HAS BEEN AWARDED FOR A NEW PROJECT
“YOUNG CARERS EVERYONE’S A FILM MAKER PROJECT”
An exciting new project, taught by a professional film maker, teaching our young carers how to use film technology & editing software, to create, edit and publish their own work; which could be film, music, vlogs, YouTube videos, and learn interviewing techniques. Most young people are online, and enjoy home style content created by individuals or groups. This content is often self-made and produced at home; therefore we would like our project to give young carers the takeaway skills to create this kind of media themselves at home and create work to raise awareness of Young carers out in the community.

 

 The plan is to equip a group of carers with these technological skills and learning, these young carers will over the months, following the workshops use the camera or their own phones to document young carers activities, their own lives, their caring roles, and put together a short film each and come together at the end of the project to produce a documentary of their films which we will be showcasing at the Derby Quad.

 This project will be delivered in collaboration with ‘The Quad’ in Derby. They have very kindly offered the use of their facilities to our Young Carers throughout the project. The Young Carers taking part will be awarded an accredited Arts Award from the Trinity College, London.

 

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QDOS CREATES
Qdos creates were rewarded with a “5 ways to wellbeing” grant, to provide all our Amber Valley Carer Support Groups with some relax and revive sessions, these sessions are designed to give people who live with the daily demands of being a carer some time to focus on nurturing themselves. The sessions will include relaxation activities and techniques that focus on breathing and posture, singing, games, reminiscence activities, chair based exercise and arts and crafts.

 

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ROTHERSHARPS SOLICITORS
donated £2,000 to support our young carers.

 

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DERBY COUNTY FC CHOOSE DCA AS ONE OF THEIR CHARITY PARTNERS
Derbyshire Carers Association is delighted to announce that we have been chosen alongside me & dee and Safe & Sound to be the charity partners of Derby County Football Club for the next two seasons.

Derby’s target is to achieve £10,000 per season for each charity over the course of the two-year charity partnership and all monies raised through the club will be split completely evenly across the three organisations.

Derby County’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Pearce, commented: “As a Football Club, we are proud to announce that we will be working very closely with three charity partners, with an emphasis on the care of children, over the next two seasons.

“All three charities work tirelessly to serve our local community in a truly inspiring manner, and they should be commended for the work that they do. The youngsters of today deserve every opportunity to have the best possible future and we are committed to making a difference, by raising vital funds and awareness, right across Derbyshire.

 

“We are looking forward to developing our relationship with the three charities and helping them grow and continue their outstanding work.”

 

SOROPTOMISTS INTERNATIONAL AMBER VALLEY
raised £150 for Carers.

 

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BOLSOVER ROTATY CLUB
Bolsover Rotary very kindly granted £500 for local Young Carers to attend “Chatsworth at Christmas”. On Sunday the 8th of December a group of young carers went to Chatsworth house, we took eight young carers and four families. This meant we had mums and dads, brothers and sisters with us too, which was lovely and adds depth to the work we do.

 

AFTERNOON TEA EVENT AT THE BULLS HEAD
Our afternoon tea event at the Bulls Head, Belper Lane End was a lovely afternoon with music, local supporters came along and enjoyed the lovely tea and we raised £189 for our Book Project, so thanks to all who came along and to the staff at the Bulls Head, we will certainly be organising another soon. (Our “Who Cares” book has now been published and is now on sale).

 

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SEAFISH RESTAURANT
We were chosen as a charity partner for the “Sea Fish Restaurant” in Ripley, every Tuesday evening in February, for every sale at these charity evenings some of the taking were being donated to selected local charities, our fundraising team took part.

 

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CARERS TRUST
The Carers Trust has kindly granted us with £500 for Young Carers awareness “Count me in” campaign 2020, we held two Young Carers events at local schools to support and identify Young Carers in education.

 

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MORRISONS FOUNDATION

 

£3000 has been awarded by the “Morrison Foundation” for Adult Carer Cookery Sessions across the county, we are actively looking at running these sessions across the county of Derbyshire in the next few months.

 

ASDA GREEN TOKEN
Derbyshire Young Carers has won the Green token vote at Asda Langley Mill. The Asda Foundation doubled the normal amount for the three nominated local good causes during Christmas, making it an Extra Special magical Green token vote as part of their Christmas campaign “Lets make Christmas extra special”.

 

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The National Lottery
The National Lottery, Reaching Communities Fund has awarded both a large grant for our new befriending service and a small grant for our Young Carers.

 

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Children in Need
Children in Need has awarded a large grant for us to provide a specialist Mental Health worker for our Young Carers to support them in Caring for someone with a mental health condition and support them in their own mental health and emotional wellbeing for the next three years.

 

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The Edward Gostling foundation
The Edward Gostling foundation has agreed to pledge us a grant for Young Carers activities to help with their social isolation.

 

Mary Potter Convent Hospital Trust
We have also received a grant for one of our families from the Mary Potter Convent Hospital Trust, which will be life changing for the family.

 

 

 

 

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