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13th Apr 2017Farewell to our CEO.

The Sad GoodbyeSylvia Green, after nearly 9 years as CEO at RAD, has today left to embark on her next adventure. Sylvia handed in her notice at the st...

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12th Apr 2017Community Befriending Champions - MORE TRAINING DATES

May Training Sessions for Community Befriending ChampionsThe next four Befriending Champions Training sessions will be in:Swadlincote on Wednesday 3rd...

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10th Apr 2017Funding Opportunity from Calor for 'off-gas' communities

Calor's Community Fund for 'off gas' communities to apply for grants of up to £5000 to improve local life.

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7th Apr 2017FREE Mental Health Awareness Training Seminars

FREE Mental Health Awareness training courses in Derbyshire.Does your role involve direct communication with the public? Are you aware of possible me...

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6th Apr 2017Insurance Cover for Village Halls Training Seminar

A 3 hour Training Seminar on 9th May or 16th May to help village halls understand insurance for village halls and trustee indemnity insurance.

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3rd Apr 2017New CEO Announced

RAD's new CEO announced Rural Action Derbyshire is delighted to announce that Beverley Parker has been appointed as the new CEO. She will take over fr...

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28th Mar 2017Sight Support Derbyshire Information Days

Information available on support services aimed at sight impaired people, their friends, relatives, carers and people who work in Health.

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27th Mar 2017CRT Funding and Support

Funding Support Offer and Practical Support Offer for The Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

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22nd Mar 2017Towards Work and Money Sorted Launch Events

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10th Mar 2017Launch of new Rural Crime team

Derbyshire Constabulary are launching a new Rural Crime Team on Monday 13 March at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell at 10 am. The tea...

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8th Mar 2017NEW Energy Switching Service for Communities

RAD has joined forces with the energy switching company Utility Aid (UA) to offer charities and groups the opportunity to achieve significant savings ...

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7th Mar 2017Mycoplasma: The Human and Animal Cost

A successful event on 2 March in Boylestone where the Revd Prof Stella Mills presented findings from research into Mycoplasma bovis

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1st Mar 2017Applications invited for new members of the PDNPA

People with specialist experience in engaging with businesses commercially or skills in fund raising and sponsorship to grow engagement and support fo...

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27th Feb 2017Working to reduce the VAT burden for Village Halls

We are writing to Derbyshire MPs to try and generate parliamentary support for the ACRE lead proposal to remove the VAT burden on improvements and ext...

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24th Feb 2017New Community Venue in Matlock

A new community venue in the centre of Matlock has opened. Volunteers are wanted to help manage the centre. Rooms available for hire. Fully accessible...

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20th Feb 2017Access Audit for Community Buildings

An afternoon training session run by Nimbus Disability helping village & community hall managers understand their legal responsibilities. The Equality...

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31st Jan 2017RAD is looking for new Chief Executive Officer

Vacancy - Chief Executive Officer RAD is a well-established charity based in Matlock with an exciting and challenging time ahead and is looking for a ...

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31st Jan 2017Do you need a new oil or lpg boiler?

Energy Alliance is part of the ECO scheme which is government backed, regulated by Ofgem and paid for by the major energy companies. All homes are eli...

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26th Jan 2017Trustee Vacancies at RAD

RAD is looking for two people who are interested in making a difference in their community to join its Board of Trustees.

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23rd Jan 2017Derbyshire Money Week

Worried about money? Roadshows throughout February Half Term in Swadlincote, Matlock, Ilkeston, Clay Cross, Alfreton, Buxton, Chesterfield and Shirebr...

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17th Jan 2017FREE Universal Credit Seminar for Health & Care Professionals

Universal Credit Training in Derbyshire for Health and Social Care Professionals Matlock 15th February DWP benefits UC Alternative Payment Arrangement...

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12th Jan 2017LGBT+ Events in January and February

Derbyshire LGBT+ Lesbian Gay Bixexual Transgender Rainbows 50+

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4th Jan 2017Advice on funding and grants for sports clubs

Edwina Archer, from Derbyshire Sport will be in Bakewell on Tuesday 24th JanuaryIf you would like advice on funding and grants for your Sports Cl...

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13th Dec 2016Christmas Holiday: Office Closed

The RAD office will be closed over the Christmas holiday period.Staff have the option to work remotely over the Christmas and New Year period, but the...

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1st Dec 2016High Peak Livestock Society Carol Service

Annual Carol Service at ABC in BakewellThe 8th Annual Carol Service will take place on Sunday 4th December at the ABC Centre in Bakewell at 2.30p...

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28th Nov 2016More Successful Village Halls Training

Village & Community Halls Training EventsTwo successful training events, each across two venues have been held recently.Fire Safety Training ...

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23rd Nov 2016Bus cuts leave communities isolated

RURAL communities are being left isolated because councils have been forced to reduce bus services, new figures reveal.Local authorities have been for...

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22nd Nov 2016Consultation launched on Post Office Services

RURAL stakeholders are being urged to respond to a consultation on Post Office services and accessibility. Launched by the Department for Business, En...

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17th Nov 2016Derbyshire LGBT+ project

Derbyshire LGBT+ Golden Rainbows ProjectDerbyshire LGBT+, is the county’s only Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) support agency. They ar...

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9th Nov 2016Oil Tank Security

RURAL home-owners with oil-fired heating systems are being urged to be aware of oil thieves this winter. Recent years oil thefts have increased due ...

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8th Nov 2016Better Broadband Scheme

Launch of Better Broadband Scheme  The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have recently published new community broadband guidance,&n...

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