Energy Funding Support

Households in energy debt, in need of energy efficiency white goods or boiler replacement/repairs can apply for fundingRead more

Village Halls Week 2019

#VillageHallsWeek Monday 22nd January 2018. A great opportunity to promote the wonderful world of Village Halls and show support for your hall.Read more

Funding Success

Our Wheels to Work project has been awarded £286,275 from Big Lottery Fund to continue its great work for another 3 years.Read more

The Best Yet

A fantastic carol service on 2nd December, the best yet, with over 500 people and a record amount of money raised for charity.Read more

Village Halls Conference Success

A great turnout for our Fit for the Future conference for village and community halls was a great success. Next year's is already being planned - save the date - Friday 8th November 2019.Read more

Crimestoppers Derbyshire Campaign

The independent charity Crimestoppers launches a new campaign appealing for information in Derbyshire with the aim of uniting communities against crime in the county in the fun up to the New Year.Read more

Rural Business Representation on D2N2 LEP Board

Following a recent LEP review, D2N2 are looking to bolster the private sector membership of the Board to strengthen their voice with Government. Nominations from rural Derbyshire businesses are encouraged.Read more

Rural Poverty in the UK

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Professor Philip Alston has been visiting the UK to look into poverty in the UK.Read more

Rural Impact of Autumn Budget

A summary of announcements from the Budget 2018 which benefit Rural Areas.Read more

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

Loan Shark Jailed

A 49 year-old man from Wingerworth has been sentenced to prison for illegal money lending and money laundering.Read more

Food and Farming after Brexit

RAD played host to the recent Food, Farming and Countryside Commission visit to find people's views on the post-Brexit rural landscape.Read more

Have Your Say June 2018

Key consultations this month: Bolsover Local Plan, DDDC Business Rates Discretionary Rates, Supplement to Local Plan and Derbyshire Libraries.Read more

Funding for Neighbourhood Planning

Support for Neighbourhood Development Plans from Locality continues.Read more

Village Halls on the Agenda

RAD's Community Buildings Adviser attends national training event.Read more

More Training Dates

More training dates through to June for Suicide Awareness, GDPR and Playground Inspection.Read more

Temporary problems with Wheels to Work Website fixed

The W2W website is currently experiencing problems. Sorry for any inconvenience. We're working on it. IT'S WORKING AGAIN NOW.Read more

Capital Funding for Community Centres & Village Halls

Don't miss out on this opportunity - Capital funding for community centres in the most deprived urban areas and village halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas.Read more


The office is currently closed due to the weather and staff will be working remotely. Posted on Thursday 1st March (happy St David's Day!).Read more

Fantastic one-off funding opportunity

Don't miss out on this fantastic one-off opportunity to get capital funding for your hall £30k - £150k.Read more

Thank you for your support during #VHW

Thanks to all the volunteers, helpers and attendees at our village hall networking events.Read more