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.
Our 2020 fundraising successess
Asda Foundation and Belper and Duffield Rotary
Gave donations to help many of our Carers in Crisis during the first lockdown.
In May we were successful with being awarded a range of “Covid Emergency Funding”:
We are most grateful to “Foundation Derbyshire” who awarded DCA with £35,000 of funding during 2020 to support Carers experiencing Crisis and were finding getting access to food delivery very difficult for a number of reasons, so we were able in the first round of this funding to provide emergency food to over 62 families. They also awarded DCA an extension grant to continue this project into the New Year to provide a further 38 families experiencing extreme financial difficulties with food delivery over the festive period.
As a charity partner of the National Lottery, we able to secure funding from the Community Fund to provide a new and much needed service to our Carers, the funding enables us to deliver a remote Counselling service employing a range of professional counsellors to deliver sessions, this has enabled our Carers to receive immediate help, support and a range of therapies to help them through what has been a very challenging year.
Children in Need
Children in Need awarded funding to provide Netbooks, Laptops to our Young Carers to support those without the technology to engage and undertake their home schooling and home work in a quiet place and enable them to receive digital support from our Young Carer Support Workers.
Tesco provided funding to supply some lovely surprises for 25 of our most Isolated Carers receiving support from our Telephone Befriending service.
Other funding successes of 2020
We have now commenced our Cookery sessions for Carers, which have taken place on-line, funding was awarded by the Morrisons Foundation.
Derbyshire County Council Action Grant
Our Young Carers have now commenced the Film Project in partnership with “The Quad” in Derby, and will continue until the spring of 2021, funded by Derbyshire County Council’s Action Grant.
Derby County Football Club
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.
This fundraising is being achieved through virtual fundrasing during the pandemic.
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.”
We have also been awarded funding to provide two new services to Carers;
Derbyshire Dales CVS and the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner
for a New Staff post to provide face to face buddying and support to help them back to Connecting with their local communities and activities and to provide much needed social interaction to reduce the Isolation and Loneliness suffered by Carers, which will commence in the New Year, the funding for this project has been awarded from Derbyshire Dales CVS and the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
Also a Young Carers GP Liaison Service across Derbyshire, helping to raise awareness and early identification and support for Young Carers across the county.
Mecca Bingo Chesterfield
Donated and delivered 20 Christmas food hampers to Carers in need in the Chesterfield Area.
The Clothworkers Foundation
Has awarded a grant of £8000 to provide Ipads to our Young Carer Support Workers.
We would like to thank all our charity partners for their support in which has been a very challenging year for Carers.
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