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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Community Buildings Advisory Service

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

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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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320

People helped through Wheels to Work

225k

Litres of oil ordered

1,258

People trained

Latest news

  • Office Furniture and Equipment

    ALL GONE, SORRY. Only A4 files left. We have had a big office tidy up and have some office furniture and equipment we no longer need. FREE to any local groups. Read more

  • More Events Announced

    RAD is organising a number of events this autumn. Read more

  • Moving On

    Saying goodbye to some much loved staff members who are off on new professional and/or personal adventures. Read more

Book training

  • PAT Testing Training - 16 October

    You are required by law to ensure that electrical equipment is safe. This training will enable you to carry out your own PAT Testing. Read more

  • Farmers' Harvest Festival - 28 October

    Everyone welcome to this years Harvest Festival in Bakewell with The Rev'd Gill Newton, Chair of Sheffield Methodist District. Read more

  • 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