How the Volunteer Centre is Funded

The Volunteer Centre is funded through three main avenues, Infrastructure Funding from Statutory Bodies, Grant funding from independent Charitable Trusts or Foundations and Donations. The donations we receive are from the general public, our fundraising committee and some local businesses.


Our Current Funders

Below are our current major funders, and what aspects of the Volunteer Centre's operations they support.

We would encourage you to visit the funder's website via clicking on their logo, to learn more about them as an organisation.


The Royal Countryside Fund

Are supporting our minibus shopping service and our transport to medical appointments project, ensuring the service is secure until 2026

Garfield Weston

Garfield Weston Foundation

Have provided us with 12 months funding to go toward our core operational costs, ensuring we can focus on delivering our services.

Masonic Foundation

Masonic Charitable Foundation

Have granted us 3 years funding that will contribute toward the core costs of the Centre and towards reducing loneliness and isolation in the community.

FF Trust

The Forrester Family Trust

Have kindly donated £10,000 to support all aspects of our valuable work we do for the local community. 


Derbyshire County Council

We receive several grants from DCC, the main funding is our infrastructure grant which goes towards our work with volunteers and supporting the community. DCC also provide funding to support our Medical Transport Project and £250 towards our Befriending Project.


Derby and Derbyshire ICB

We get funding for two aspects of our work from D&D ICB. We receive infrastructure funding and we also receive signposting funding which allows us to support the local community with any issues they have and ensure that they are put in contact with the most appropriate organisations to help. 


High Peak Borough Council

We receive funding from High Peak Borough Council to support the Council's priority of mental health, loneliness and access to services. 


The Cooperative

During the financial year 2023/24 we received funding from the Coop Community fund to support our Acoustic Soup group which runs every Monday.


Kelsa Truck Products

Kelsa generously make a regular donation to the centre to support all aspects of the work we do and enable us to continue to support the local community. 


Swizzles Matlow

Swizzels kindly support our Kinder Social Group, with a regular annual donation to ensure we can continue to run the group at St. Georges Parish Hall. 

We would like to thank all of our funders for enabling us to continue the work we do to support the community of New Mills and District. 

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