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Funding Success!

08 March 2018

Community Action gives advice and support to voluntary and community organisations on applying for funding. Below are some recent successful funding applications - if you have any to share please ... read more »

Crowdfund Derby - one-to-one advice sessions

22 February 2018

Have you got a great idea for a community project? Would you like advice on how to launch a successful Crowdfund campaign - including support on using social media to promote your campaign? ... read more »

Helping organisations to help themselves!

15 February 2018

Sarah Wheatley, Community and Buildings Officer, and Ruth Bucknall, Allotments Officer, Derby City Council invited the Group Development team from Community Action - Nick and Liz - to hold a ... read more »

D2N2 Skills Mapping

08 February 2018

Do you provide employment and skills advice, support or information to your local community? You could be a housing association providing advice to tenants, a mental; health service or a small ... read more »

Derbyshire 3 Peaks Challenge - for Disability Direct

01 February 2018

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In2 Community Radio - new show with stars of Gogglebox

25 January 2018

In2 Radio - Derby's community radio station is delighted to have the Siddiqui family, famous for their TV appearances from their Derby sofa on Gogglebox, on their airwaves on a new Saturday ... read more »

Through the Looking Glass - new creative project

24 January 2018

People Express, a community arts organisation based in Swadlincote is running FREE crreative sessions at Derby West Indian Community Centre that are open to everyone. All sessions are led by a ... read more »

Building a Stronger Britain Together Programme - deadline 16 February

18 January 2018

This programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive ... read more »

Healthwatch - You could be a mystery shopper

18 January 2018

Become a Mystery Shopper and let Healthwatch Derby know about your experiences with GPs, dentists, hospitals or pharmacies if you will be using any of these services soon or if you have visited ... read more »

Funding bulletin - correct links

11 January 2018

The January 2018 issue of the Funding Bulletin - issued 11 January - has four broken links to funding opportunities however we are unable to reissue it today as this will exceed our limit on ... read more »

First Steps CPD Training 2018

08 January 2018

Unique Eating Disorders Specialist Training for Professionals Foundation Course Working with clients who suffer from eating disorders and difficulties can be challenging but extremely rewarding, ... read more »

FREE online meditation classes from Heartfulness

08 January 2018

Begin the New Year with Heartfulness, a non-profit organisation that promotes the art of meditation Learn to manage your life and your emotions the Heartfulness way with a series of three free ... read more »

Introduction to Trainer Skills - two day City & Guilds course

04 January 2018

The two day Introduction to Trainer Skills course is back by popular demand! The City & Guilds Introduction to Trainer Skills is designed to provide a sound introduction to the concepts of a ... read more »

NHS consultation on reducing prescriptions for over the counter items

04 January 2018

NHS England has launched a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for minor, short-term health concerns which could save the NHS £136 million a year ... read more »

New 'Neighbourhoods Investing Criminal Earnings' NICE Funding

14 December 2017

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has announced a funding bonanza for projects which bring communities together and improve them for future generations. The Commissioner has ... read more »

First Steps wins national award!

12 December 2017

First Steps wins national recognition - HSJ Award 2017 Congratulations to First Steps on winning a major national healthcare award in recognition of its work to support young people and adults ... read more »

FREE meditation sessions from Heartfulness

07 December 2017

FREE Meditation sessions from Heartfulness Non-profit organisation Heartfulness is offering free meditation sessions that promote inner peace and help reduce stress to promote a more peaceful, ... read more »

Shoe-athon for Shoe Aid

30 November 2017

Shoe Aid was founded in July 2010 to distribute shoes to homeless people and children in the UK who wear the wrong sized shoes - of which there are around 4 million. Shoe Aid works with Keep ... read more »

Guide to General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR

30 November 2017

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the result of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is ... read more »

Engagement event for DN2 Children's Services Intervention Programme

20 November 2017

Invitation to Market Engagement Event for DN2 Children's Services Intervention Programme The DN2 Partnership - comprising Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council, and Derby City ... read more »

Active Derbyshire Funding News

09 November 2017

Please see the latest Funding News from Active Derbyshire (formerly Derbyshire Sport) below Remember, Remember National Lottery's Awards for All funding this November!I thought it would be worth ... read more »

Four great Crowdfund Derby projects to support!

09 November 2017

Crowdfund Derby is an innovative scheme initiated by Derby City Council and Crowdfunder UK in partnership with Community Action. It's a great way for Derby based groups to raise awareness and ... read more »

Level 3 Award in Education & Training - starts 10 April 2018

07 November 2017

Level 3 Award in Education & Training City & Guilds 6502 The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introduction to teaching that gives an insight into the roles, responsibilities ... read more »

DCC Tender for Habilitation Specialist

01 November 2017

Derby City Council is tendering for a Habilitation Specialist (HS) to assess the orientation, mobility and appropriate independence needs of children and young people with a visual impairment, ... read more »

RAM Energy - not-for-profit energy

31 October 2017

Do you work supporting people who may be on low income or experience/ risk fuel poverty? The RAM Energy team at Derby City Council are offering to visit community groups to talk about the new not ... read more »

Derby 10k - charity packages available

26 October 2017

The Derby 10k is organised by Sporting Futures which is now part of Derby County Community Trust. The Trust is trying to work with as many charities as possible and has put together a charity ... read more »

FREE flu jab - stay well this winter

26 October 2017

Get your FREE Flu's FREE because you need it Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications for someone who has a long-term health condition like: • ... read more »

FREE and subsidised training for small charities

24 October 2017

Heavily Subsidised Small Charity Training in Nottingham With support from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Foundation for Social Improvement is delivering a heavily ... read more »

DCC consultation on carers services in Derby

24 October 2017

Following the results of the Carers Survey in March 2017 work has been completed to review the current process for Carers services within Derby. These services include information, advice and ... read more »

Rock of All Ages Choir launch event for new cd!

24 October 2017

Rock of All Ages choir releases 'Let Us Sing' - an original song written by the choir themselves - at a Halloween-themed launch on 25 October. Chaddesden-based Rock of All Ages Choir is excited to ... read more »

Workshop for Carers

19 October 2017

Assisting people to move - a workshop for family carers 14 December 10am to 1pm or 1:30 to 4:30pm Kedleston Road Training Centre Derby DE22 1GT A FREE workshop for carers who live in Derby city. ... read more »

YMCA Board Recruitment Event - 19 October 6 to 7:30pm

19 October 2017

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Social Mobility Delivery Plan for Derby

19 October 2017

The Social Mobility Delivery Plan for Derby is now available - to read click here. read more »

Just Good Friends - December event

19 October 2017

Just Good Friends Club - A nightclub event for adults with learning disabilities Tuesday 5 December - 7 to 11pm The Spot Wilmot Street West, Derby DE1 2JW Tickets available now - £5 (half ... read more »

Mayor of Derby's Quiz Night

17 October 2017

Join the Mayor of the City of Derby for a unique quiz night in the historic surroundings of the Silk Mill Museum. If you've got a head for trivia or a mind for miscellany, why not come along and ... read more »

Carers Listening Events

05 October 2017

Derbyshire Carers Listening Events Please note that the event previously announced to take place on 10 October has been cancelled. Southern Derbyshire CCG has allocated some charitable funds ... read more »

Premier Inn Derby offer FREE venue for community groups

05 October 2017

Premier Inn Derby is generously offering FREE use of the restaurant for voluntary and community groups between 12 and 4pm Monday to Thursday. So if you are holding a coffee afternoon or a get ... read more »

Derbyshire Sport Funding News

14 September 2017

Click for the latest funding news from Derbyshire Sport for September. read more »

Introduction to Trainer Skills - City & Guilds 7300

29 August 2017

The City & Guilds Introduction to Trainer Skills is designed to provide a sound introduction to the concepts of a systematic approach to training. It is comprehensive in content at this level, ... read more »

FREE online courses!

29 August 2017

We're working with Lloyds Banking Group to offer FREE online courses on managing your finances and online security. The three courses are: Online and mobile bankingMake money workKeeping your ... read more »

Training - tell us what you want!

22 August 2017

We're planning on offering more training to our members and we'd love to hear what training courses would be useful for your organisation's staff or volunteers. Click here to fill in a tick box ... read more »

FoodShare Network - FREE food for charities!

21 August 2017

Join the FoodShare network to receive surplus food for your charity or community group Collect food with FareShare FoodCloud FareShare Foodcloud connects your charity or community group to a ... read more »

Derby University Funded Internship Programme

21 August 2017

The Derby Internship Programme has placed over 200 interns in roles ranging from film production to community engagement. The programme is a fantastic way for students and graduates to access ... read more »

Proposed merger between Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals

17 August 2017

Derby and Burton Hospitals proposed merger will help to retain a vibrant district general hospital in Burton, secure specialist serices in Derby for a wider population, and ensure appropriate use ... read more »

Chellaston Neighbourhood Plan - update

03 July 2017

Derby City Council has received two applications from the Chellaston Neighbourhood Planning Forum to firstly, amend the existing Chellaston Neighbourhood Area designation to encompass the whole of ... read more »

Over £80,000 goes to Community Action members!

28 June 2017

With support and guidance from Community Action over £80,000 has been awarded to the following voluntary organisations to deliver their projects in the first six months of 2017: Surtal ... read more »

Charity Store Wars Derby

01 June 2017

The sun was shining for a great start to Charity Store Wars Derby on 1 June - the start of National Volunteers' Week. Seven charity shops were teamed up with seven local businesses to see which ... read more »

New ADD Buddy service for help and advice

14 February 2017

Are you, or is someone you know, trying to solve difficult problems and in need of some friendly help and advice? The St James Centre, in association with other agencies, can help through the ... read more »

New service - Bilingual Crisis Buddy Service

22 December 2016

This is a new project funded by the Big Lottery Help Through Crisis Programme to help you. DHA are delivering this service with partners across Derbyshire county and Derby city. Derbyshire ... read more »

First Steps Awareness and Stigma Film

08 November 2016

First Steps has launched a video to reduce the stigma surrounding eating disorders and difficulties - the video was created with different perspectives on what eating disorders mean to people as ... read more »

Derby Advice Services

20 October 2016

Looking for advice on benefits, housing, jobs, care, disability, deby or immigration in Derby? Click here to see at a glance where to get help. read more »

Our facts and figures 2015/2016

13 October 2016

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Funding Fair brings in funding!

08 June 2016

At our recent Funding Fair at Derby Silk Mill one organisation made a connection with a very generous person. Creative Carers, an organisation run by and for carers, has received a donation from ... read more »

HLF - 19 Derby projects share over £1million

01 March 2016

A recent crop of National Lottery-funded projects have highlighted Derby as a city of makers, birders, cricketers, hip-hoppers, soldiers and settlers. Nineteen projects of all shapes and sizes ... read more »

£3.6million of funding into Derby

21 January 2016

From April 2014 to March 2015 a total of 96 projects were funded in Derby amounting to a total of £3,652,661! Funding for projects came from: • Awards For All - £389,032 - 48 ... read more »

AGM Film 2015

10 September 2015

We held our short AGM and Volunteering Fair on Wednesday 9 September at Derby Silk Mill Museum. Over 130 people came along and we had 42 organisations with stands who were looking to recruit more ... read more »

Funding success with Community Action support!

11 February 2015

£94,000 in funding for three organisations from The Heritage Lottery Fund! Three local organisations have been successful in securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund after attending ... read more »

East Midlands Wood Recycling - Citizens' Eye film

12 November 2014

East Midlands Wood Recycling CIC is a Social Enterprise that was set up to reclaim, reuse and recycle wood providing good quality wood for sale to people in Derby and beyond at a great price. Wood ... read more »

Latest film from Citizens' Eye - Plus One

02 October 2014

In December 2013, Barnardos joined forces with Derby's major cultural institutions to launch the Plus One initiative. Set up in order to give children in care the opportunity to experience live ... read more »

Looking for office space?

17 June 2014

Community Action has offices to let in Charnwood Street just a short walk from the city centre. The property can be rented as a whole or split into three units and is offered at very competitive ... read more »

DCC Ward Profiles

15 January 2014

Local Support Services Framework. Please click for Derby City Council's ward profiles. read more »

Cuts Campaign - next steps

19 November 2013

Cuts Campaign - the next steps The VCS Leadership Group would like to thank everyone who was involved in the Day of Action on 5 November. As you will now be aware the decision was not ... read more »

DCC Budget Consultation

14 November 2013

Derby City Council Budget Consultation 2014/15 to 2016/17 Derby City Council has published its budget consultation document for 2014/15 to 2016/17 and is seeking your comments on the ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Colin's Story

29 October 2013

In this short film Colin Boocock, Chair of Famous Trains Model Railway, talks about the support his organisation has received from Community Action in developing project ideas and securing funding. ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Suzie's Story

28 October 2013

In the sixth of our Unfair Deal for Derby films Suzie talks very openly about how volunteering has helped her to develop new skills, improve her self-confidence and define a sense of purpose after ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Karina's Story

25 October 2013

In part 5 of the Unfair for Derby campaign series of films Karina Martin, Project Director at Upbeat Communities talks about the organisation's work. Click for news of the Unfair Deal for Derby ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Maureen's Story

22 October 2013

In part 3 of the Unfair for Derby campaign series of films Maureen, a volunteer with Age UK Derby and Derbyshire tells the story of how she became involved in volunteering and what it means to ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Adrian's Story

22 October 2013

In the fourth of the Unfair Deal for Derby series of films - Derby City Council's Adrian McNaney talks about Community Action's work in Derby. Click for news of the Unfair Deal for Derby campaign ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Richard's story

17 October 2013

In part 2 of our 'Unfair Deal for Derby' series Richard Ball, voluntary services coordinator at Derby Hospital Foundation Trust, talks about the support the Trust has received from Community ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Maggie's story

17 October 2013

The first in a series of very short films demonstrating what the services of voluntary and community organisations mean to individuals and organisations, be they volunteers, service users or ... read more »

DCC betrays most vulnerable

16 October 2013

This week Derby City Council will once again blame national funding cuts to disguise their lack of proactive local leadership when they meet to approve their proposed cuts to voluntary and ... read more »

DCC Funding Recommendations 2014/15

09 October 2013

Derby City Council's funding recommendations for the voluntary and community sector are now available to view or download. The final decision on the proposed cuts will be made at the Cabinet ... read more »

Social Enterprise Network Launch

10 July 2013

Community Action held the launch of Derby's Social Enterprise Network at the YMCA in Derby on 4 July. 25 different organisations attended the event with guest speakers: Mayor of Derby, Cllr ... read more »

Reach Out Archive

24 November 2009

View our Archive If you would like to read past copies of Reach Out, the fortnightly ebulletin from Community Action, please click on the link above. We also publish a monthly training and events ... read more »

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