Compassionate Voices CIC was registered as a not for profit organisation in July 2019
( registration no 12079728)
To create a more compassionate society through encouragement of good mental health, openness, and a better understanding of each other.
The charitable organisation was created to support women, young people and children within the community, however, compassion towards animals and the welfare of the planet are also of paramount importance too.
Achieved so far…
Since July 2019, we have achieved so much. At the back end of 2019 we successfully organised and hosted two parties for vulnerable children in the Derbyshire community. A Halloween party in October and a Christmas party on Saturday 21st December. Each of the parties were attended by over 30 children with a parent or carer. The local business community were eager to help, swiftly donating Halloween outfits, spooky tableware/accessories, toys for Santa and sweets.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported the parties in 2019, in particular Tesco, Swizzels and Peak Fm Radio. Our 2020 follow up parties were booked, but sadly had to be cancelled due to the covid19 restrictions.
Foundation Derbyshire funded workshops
We received our first funding award in October 2019 from Foundation Derbyshire’s PCC Community Investment Fund. This money was used to run a free well-being and empowerment 6-week workshop in the early spring 2020. Initially taking place at Derby Women’s Centre, but then because of the pandemic transferred to online sessions. The programme called ‘The Power of YOU’ helped and inspired 18 women struggling with mental health issues and low self esteem.
The National Lottery Community Fund
In July 2020 Compassionate Voices CIC’s The Power of YOU Workshops received further funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund. And in January 2021, ACV’s Compassionate Voices Community received additional funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. This means we can continue bringing women together to support and empower each other.