Derbyshire County Council launches £50,000 warm spaces fund

Applications are now open for Derybshire County Council’s £50,000 Warm Spaces Fund to support residents affected by the rising cost of living this winter.

The council welcomes applications from voluntary, community and charity organisations towards the cost of opening a warm refuge for people struggling to heat their homes. If you know of any group in your community which could benefit from a grant of up to £1,000 towards running costs, energy bills or providing refreshments and activities please encourage them to apply.

To qualify for a grant, organisations must pledge to offer a heated space during the winter months, provide seating, may 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 well-being.

Find out more information about warm spaces and how to apply for a grant

Two of the council’s own buildings have already begun operating as warm spaces. They are at the Record Office, New Street, in Matlock and Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Terrace Road, Buxton and will be open during published office hours.

For more information and advice to support people with the rising cost of living.