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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The Money House

Supporting young people in Derbyshire to prepare them for independent living.

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Location: Newbold,, Chesterfield

Agricultural Chaplain Service

What we do, and why it's so important. Confidential helpline: 01629 828460

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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 Subscriber

Sign up to our eNewsletters to keep up to date with our work, funding opportunities and campaigns.

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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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People helped through Wheels to Work

225k

Litres of oil ordered

1,258

People trained

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  • Community Buildings Conference - 23 November

    "Fit for the Future" Rural Action Derbyshire and Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire are organising a Conference specifically for managers of Village Halls and Community Buildings. Read more

  • Community Housing Briefing - 28 November

    The briefing in Chesterfield will focus on current opportunities for community-led housing initiatives, and on finance available from the Community Housing Fund. Read more

  • Farmer's Christmas Carol Service

    Everyone welcome to this 10th Annual Carol Service in the main store ring at the ABC in Bakewell on 2nd December. Read more