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Let's Share Summer

Help people feel connected in your neighbourhood

Apply for up to £75

to fund something fun, small, informal and easy to organise

The Feeling Connected Project is here to support, celebrate and inspire local action to improve social connection and reduce the impact of loneliness and isolation across Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire.

Our aim is to make it easier for local people to start and run informal groups, activities, events or projects that bring people together where they live. 

Let us help you get started this Summer!

Just follow the 5 easy steps to make a difference in YOUR Community.


Tell us about your ideas or plans


It can be a one-off event or something that brings people together more often

Tip - start small! Make it easy to organise, fun and informal

If you don't have an idea yet, don't worry - we can help you choose something that will work for you and your neighbourhood

There are lots of ideas here

Go here to start your quick and easy application


Don't miss out!  Apply before 30 Sep 2023.  Note that funds are limited so the sooner you apply the sooner you can secure your £75 and get the other free support on offer


We'll contact you to talk about your idea and any other support you might need to get things started


We offer lots of free support including  help with designing a poster or invitation, training to build your organiser skills, events to get group support and 1:1 advice tailored just for you

Tip - come to one of our free workshops or social events to get inspiration, learn and get group support


Start organising and invite people to join in!


We offer ongoing support including advice on how best to promote your group/activity or invite others to join in.


Don't forget we also offer free printing for any posters or invitations  


You can use the Feeling Connected Logo too  - to show that you're not just hosting a gathering or organising an activity - you're creating an opportunity  for those who feel lonely to know they belong


Tip - get others involved so you're not the solo hero! People like to feel useful and having a role to play helps build relationships and makes us feel more connected

Tip - why not join our Facebook Group and ask The Feeling Connected Family members to help you spread the word


Send us your receipts and get up to £75 to cover costs


This support is especially for informal groups, activities, projects or events.  You don't need to be a constituted group with a separate bank account - but you will need to keep all your receipts.  We will reimburse your expenses up to £75


Enjoy your first Summer Get Together!


We always love to hear your stories so do let us know how it goes and send us a photo or two!


And if it's something you'd like to share more widely, why not inspire others with a Post on Social Media #feelingconnected #letssharesummer

Feeling Connected
Organisers' Programme

It's not just about the ££

Find out about all the other free support we offer

Together we can tackle loneliness and isolation
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Let's Share Summer!
Apply by 30 Sep 2023

Thank you!

We will be in touch soon to help get you started!

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