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New £50,000 fund set up to help create warm spaces in Derbyshire this winter

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Fri 4th November 2022

A new £50,000 fund has been set up to help organisations in Derbyshire to create warm spaces for people struggling to pay their bills this winter.

Derbyshire County Council’s Warm Spaces Fund is available to voluntary, community and charitable organisations that can provide a heated space to those in need.

Organisations can apply for up to £1,000 to help cover the cost of opening up their venues or to extend their opening hours.

Derbyshire County Council says: “To qualify for a grant, organisations must pledge to offer a heated space during the winter months, provide seating, offer refreshments such as a warm drink and a biscuit and be free of charge.

“People visiting warm spaces will also be offered information to help them with cost of living support, as well as advice on looking after their mental health and wellbeing.”

To apply for a grant, email to ask for an application form.

If you are offering a warm space in Alfreton and the surrounding area this winter, please let us know in the comments or via ‘Tell Us Your News’ and we’ll share your details.

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