Community Grants

We offer Community Grants for up to £500 to local organisations

Left to right, Bryn Apperley, David Brown, Christine Smith, Sadie Packard, David Monkhouse, Michelle Waters, Paul Edwards and Peter Wigglesworth

Community Grants are still available from Matlock Rotary Club. To be eligible, applicants should be Matlock based or serve the Matlock area, and be able to prove that the grant, of up to £500, would be of real benefit to their organisation and the community. For an application form and terms of reference please visit matlockrotary.org.uk or ring Peter Wigglesworth on 01629 56259.


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Matlock Rotary Club has recently approved four Community Grants to projects in the Matlock area.

Bryn Apperley, the Vice-Chairman of Matlock Town Football Club, received a grant for his sterling efforts in organising a Christmas Day Dinner, for around 20-25 elderly people in the Matlock area, who would otherwise be spending Christmas alone. The three course meal will be provided on Christmas Day in the club lounge at Matlock Town Social Club.

The Do Something Different Club, represented by Christine Smith, Sadie Packard and David Brown received a grant to cover the costs of funding drivers who provide transport for the club members. The Do Something Different Club is an out and about lunch club for those who are housebound in the Matlock area and has about 20 members. Drivers pick the club members up from home and take them back after their trip out.

Darley Dale Primary School, represented by David Monkhouse and Michelle Waters, received a grant towards a defibrillator to be installed on the school’s outer boundary wall, enabling the community to also have access to it. This vital piece of equipment will save people’s lives who have suffered from a heart attack.

Limelight Friendship Group is for the over 60s in the Matlock area and it provides refreshments and activities such as board games, crafts, indoor bowls and visiting speakers. The group aims to encourage lonely isolated older people to come out of their homes, to make friends and enjoy a variety of activities for free. The grant awarded by Matlock Rotary Club will enable the group to buy some exercise equipment and help with costs of running the club.

A presentation evening was held at Matlock Town Social Club, where cheques were handed over and the applicants had the opportunity to meet the President of Matlock Rotary Club and fellow Rotarians.

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Darley Dale School Defribulator Project

more Darley Dale School received £500 towards the cost of a Defribulator outside the School for the Community

Presentation of Award to Christine Smith, Sadie Packard and David Brown

Do Something Different

more Transport Grant for a lunch club for housebound members

Community Grants

more Applications welcomed for community grants of up to £500

Peter Wigglesworth presenting Community Grant t Denise Peck of Starkholmes Village Hall

Starkholmes Village Hall

more First Community Grant for new Tables

Louise Crawley, of the Limelight Friendship Group, receives the Community Grant from Paul Edwards, President of Matlock Rotary Club

Limelight Friendship Group

more Grant for £300 to Limelight Friendship Group is for the over 60s in the Matlock

Photo: President Phil Pegg presents a cheque to Zoe Woodward, the Fundraising and Business Manager of Helen’s Trust

Helens Trust

more Helens Trust Benefited from a £500 Community Grant

President Phil handing over a £300 Grant Cheque to Bryn Appperly

Chritsmas Dinners

more Community Christmas Dinner at Matlock Football Club