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

A teapot as big as the moon

A dedicated poem by Ian McMillan to celebrate #VillageHallsWeekRead more

Village Halls Week

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

Another Successful Carol Service & Charity Art Auction

Another successful farmers' carol service in Bakewell was followed by a Charity Art Sale & Auction in memory of Bridget Phillips.Read more

New Suicide Awareness Course Dates

New dates announced for training seminars for anyone who wants to improve their understanding of suicide or self-harm.Read more

Sad News

Very sad news that our former Chair, Mike Crompton, has died after a short illness.Read more


Everybody should have access to good food. Nobody should have to go to bed hungry.Read more

Funding Success for RAD projects

Funding from The Methodist Church for our Agricultural Chaplaincy project and from NatWest Skills and Opportunity Fund for our Money House projects successful.Read more