North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield: Feeling Connected Fund

Posted: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 15:08

North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield:  Feeling Connected Fund

The aim of the Feeling Connected Fund is to help to break down the barriers people experience which stop them from feeling connected to others. Grants offered are in the range of £501 to £5,000. Deadline 7th December.

The three priorities identified within the Social Connectedness Action Plan for North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield are:

Digital Divide

Many people are still not online – especially people who were already lonely or isolated before Covid-19 struck. Lockdown threw into sharp definition the issue of digital exclusion, which has been a reality for many people who lack basic digital skills since long before the pandemic.

Confidence to Connect

They would like to hear your ideas about initiatives that build confidence and enable isolated and lonely people to feel able to reach out to create new connections.

Young People

Evidence collected in the early summer suggested that 50% of 16-24 year-olds experienced 'lockdown loneliness.'

The Social Connectedness Action Group wants to commission new project work in North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield which will address one or more of these three priorities over the coming 12 months.

Send in your proposal at any time over the next four weeks (from 9 November to 7 December) to: julia@dva.org.uk.

For more information contact Julia Cook on 07716 737397 / 01246 555908.

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