Development Work

We offer a free service to voluntary organisations and community groups in the form of advice and information services and development work which can cover all sorts of issues. Often we advise groups on funding – where to get funding from; how to complete a particular application form; how to submit a budget. Regularly we support groups on how to set up a new group to run activities or deliver a service needed.

Our advice is offered in a number of ways depending on the work needed and the organisation’s circumstances. You can come to the CVS office at Bakewell for a one-to-one meeting or we can we can offer support by email, over Zoom, or over the telephone. The services is free of charge and we encourage all groups using this support service to become members of Derbyshire Dales CVS.

Please contact the development team on 01629 812154 press 1 or email


We have a list of useful resources, such as a guide to registering as a charity or chairing a meeting, these are available to download here.


We offer a bespoke training service at Derbyshire Dales CVS. Tell us what you think you need some training in and we’ll do our best to help. This might be signposting you to training already available in the Dales or putting on some bespoke training for your group ourselves. Training is a service that can either be free or charged for depending on the nature of the training needed and the size of your organisation.

Click here to read more about our advice and information services.