Derbyshire Voluntary Action’s Health and Wellbeing Grant is open for applications

In the financial year 2021-2022, NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Derbyshire County Council Public Health have made available four different funding pots to Derbyshire Voluntary Action, which it will administer as a single ‘Health and Wellbeing Grant’ for Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Bolsover.

This single grant scheme replaces our previous DVA Small Grant and Public Health Small Grants schemes.

The purpose of the Health and Wellbeing Grant is to support new and existing not-for-profit voluntary and community groups/organisations whose work strengthens the local community and improves the health and wellbeing of their beneficiaries. 

The partners are keen that this grant should support groups to recover from the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and help them to get up and running again over the coming summer and autumn.  They particularly want to support small groups – social clubs, friendship groups, self-help groups, lunch clubs, activity groups and groups that provide support and information.

Applications can be for core costs or project projects only, or for a combination of the two.

 Maximum Amount
Core Costs/General Running Costs£500 per application
Project Costs£1,000 per district

Completed application forms can be sent in at any time to  The panel will aim to make a decision on all applications within 20 working days of receipt.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Derbyshire Voluntary Action Start-Up Grant

The aim of the Derbyshire Voluntary Action Start-Up Grant is to support volunteers to meet the expenses of setting up a new Group and getting it off the ground.  A maximum of £200 is available.  Groups must be brand new and must not have previously received funding.  Applications will be reviewed within 10 working days of receipt.