News, Training & Events Grapevine news Funding Success for RAD projects Going from strength to strength Supporting the farming community Our Agricultural Chaplaincy project has just been awarded £144,000 from The Methodist Church to help fund the project throughout Derbyshire over the next 4 years. Alan Griggs, RAD's Agricultural Chaplain is delighted with this award. "This funding allows us to grow the project throughout the whole of Derbyshire and increase the number of chaplains available to support the farming community" he said. The Methodist Church spokeman, Mxxx Exxxxxx has been impressed with the work RAD has been doing over the last 12 years in parts of Derbyshire and is pleased to be able to support the project and extend the services to the wider farming community around the county. Supporting young people We are delighted to have received funding support for The Money House, a five-day accredited ‘tenancy ready’ programme directed at young people aged 17-24, who are planning a transition to independent living from foster care, residential care or supported accommodation. Our aim is to make sure that the participants are better able to budget and manage their money effectively, improving their financial resilience and reducing the risk of rent arrears, eviction and subsequent homelessness.The funding will allow us to develop The Money House as a social enterprise, initially offering subsidised places on the programme over one year, before developing a sustainable ‘pay per learner’ model. We can also now provide appropriate staffing and learning resources and will ensure that the programmes are accredited and offer sound learning outcomes for the individuals participating.In total, we’ll deliver 15 five-day training programmes tor 125 learners over a 10-month period. If you would like to refer a young person to the Money House programme, please complete a referral form here.