How we help

Meet 'The Derbyshires'

Our fictional family illustrate how people in Derbyshire can access RAD's services, linking family members to the various projects we manage.

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Community Oil Buying Scheme

Saving money on heating oil for homes and businesses across Derbyshire by bringing oil orders together to make the most of bulk oil buying.

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Author: Emma Simpson

Village Halls & Community Buildings Support

Providing specialist support, information and advice to village and community halls across Derbyshire.

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Feeding Derbyshire

Feeding Derbyshire is a public, private and voluntary sector alliance supporting local food poverty projects to help keep Derbyshire Hunger-Free.

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Agricultural Chaplain Service

Support for the farming community. What we do, and why it's so important. Confidential helpline: 07710 088 972

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Neighbourhood Development Planning

Have a say over where new homes and businesses will go or what new buildings should look like.

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Suicide Awareness

Increasing awareness and breaking down barriers and the stigma of suicide and self harm.

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Wheels to Work

Providing mopeds to help people access work, training or education, allowing people to make decisions about their future without having to worry about transport.

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Become a Member

It's free to join up and become a RAD member. You will receive newsletters, be asked to support campaigns, get involved in fundraising activities and are eligible to vote at our AGM and stand for election as a Trustee/Director.

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Follow us on Social Media

Link to our Twitter, Facebook and You Tube accounts. Like us and follow us and share our stories.

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Blog

Blogs, Coming soon...

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Author: Jordan Beresford

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People helped through Wheels to Work

225k

Litres of oil ordered

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People trained

Latest news

  • Rural Development Funding

    The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme has opened a new call under EAFRD worth £35 million. Read more

  • Action Grants

    Groups have until the end of the month to submit applications to DCC's Action Grants. Read more

  • RAD in the news

    Recent press, TV and radio coverage of current campaigns RAD is working on. Read more

Training & Events

  • Boylestone Rural Social Group Meetings

    The Rural Social Group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Boylestone Methodist Church. All welcome. Read more

  • Suicide Awareness Training Chesterfield 13.12.19

    A half day training seminar for anyone who wants to improve their understanding of suicide and self-harm. FULLY BOOKED. Read more

  • Suicide Awareness Training Doe Lea 14.01.20

    A half day training seminar for anyone who wants to improve their understanding of suicide and self-harm. FULLY BOOKED. Read more