Links for information
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Amber Valley HousingProvides
affordable, good quality, safe and secure housing for the residents of Amber
CharitiesListings of charities, charitable and voluntary sector news,
assisting people in giving to charities.
Charity TimesComprehensive coverage of all the financial, legal, fundraising, marketing
and technology management issues facing charities, voluntary groups and
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice, and by influencing policy makers.
County PCTLocal health portal providing links to a wide range of
health related information, including the PALS service.
Derbyshire OnlineInformation on the area, including history, recreational facilities,
attractions and businesses.
Derwent Valley Mills - World Heritage SiteIn December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire was inscribed on the World Heritage List. This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of the area as the birthplace of the factory system where in the 18th Century water power was successfully harnessed for textile production.
Stretching 15 miles down the river valley from Matlock Bath to Derby, the World Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of historic mill complexes, including some of the world's first 'modern' factories.
is the place to turn to for the latest and widest range of public services
and government information. A really useful site.
Directory of Social
ChangeA national charity promoting better management of charities and
more effective use of resources through training, information, support and
Lifecoach DirectoryThe purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge life coach support network, enabling individuals to find a life coach close to them and appropriate for their needs.
This is a free, confidential service that will help those seeking a new direction in their life to find the encouragement they need.
Statistics OnlineThe UK's official statistics, reflecting Britain's
economy, population and society at national and local level.
Refugee CouncilThe largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees.
DerbyshireInformation about local Crime & disorder partnerships,
partner agencies and access to Community Safety advice.
StonewallWorking towards the advancement of the civil, political, economic, social
and cultural rights of the LGBT community.
SectorOn-line version of the weekly publication for the voluntary and
Database do-itWebsite featuring everything you need to know about
volunteering, including fact sheets, Q & A’s, case studies of volunteers and
the organisations they have worked with and a facility to search for local
organisation providing voluntary work for experienced managers and
vChanging the face of
volunteering for 16-25s in England
Volunteering EnglandInformation for volunteer centres, their staff
and volunteers to support them in their work.
OverseasAn international development charity that enables volunteers
to share their skills and experience with local communities in the
Learning and Development
and Education Extra joined forces in 2003 and work to promote
community-based learning. They initiate and deliver programmes that
encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to take up opportunities for
CollegeFormed by the merger of Derby Tertiary College: Wilmorton,
Mackworth College: Derby and Broomfield College. The new College has three
main locations as well as numerous outreach centres in and around Derby and
offers over 1,000 courses.
Derbyshire Learning and Development
ConsortiumThe aim of the website is to provide our members with the
most up-to-date information on funding opportunities, quality issues,
resources, sector job vacancies, progression opportunities, training and
events and much more.
Learning and Skills CouncilThe LSC exists to make England better skilled and more competitive. They
have a single goal: to improve the skills of England's young people and
adults to make sure we have a workforce that is of world-class standards.
LearningSupported by the Access to Learning for Adults Division of
the Department for Education and Skills to .encourage, promote and develop
College Network (NOCN)The UK's foremost provider of accreditation
services for adult learning. NOCN is a recognised national qualification
awarding body and is the central organisation for 28 Open College Networks
(OCNs) based across the UK.
East Derbyshire CollegeThe largest
local provider of post-16 education who aim to provide a world of education
and training opportunities on the doorstep.
DerbyOur local university providing a wide range of courses, both on
a full and part time basis.
Running an Organisation
Business in the
CommunityProHelp is the largest national provider of pro bono support
and a leading programme of Business in the Community and aims to meet
community needs by increasing the involvement of employees from the private
and public sectors in the work of voluntary and community organisations -
through secondment, volunteering, mentoring, on management committees and
offering professional advice.
Charity Commission for England and WalesThe statutory organisation
that regulates charities and aims "to give the public confidence in the
integrity of charity". Provides a register of charities, plus news,
information and publications on charitable status and registration.
Community NewswireFree service to help community and voluntary groups get their news stories
to local and regional media, with lots of hints and tips.
Governance WorksUseful advice on governance issues connected with running a voluntary group
LASA KnowledgebaseOnline guide to information technology for the
voluntary sector run by the London Advice Services Alliance.
Media TrustHelp for
community and voluntary groups with communications, promotion and publicity
Pro Bono GroupLawWorks for Community Groups is a project run by the Solicitors Pro Bono
Group providing pro bono, free, legal advice to community groups through a
network of volunteer lawyers.
Access FundsProvides the latest funding information from Central Government, the
National Lottery, devolved governing bodies, the EU and quangos.
Midlands voluntary sector technical assistance body that helps organisations
to understand, access and manage European funding.
Charities Aid FoundationProvides advice to donors and charities on all aspects of tax-effective
giving and runs the UK's largest payroll giving scheme, Give As You Earn.
BureauSupports voluntary organisations and community groups in
funding their work and supports funding advisors and agencies in giving
Charity BankRegistered charity that is also licensed as a bank, providing affordable
loans and financial support solely for the voluntary sector.
Derbyshire Community FoundationA sustainable and independent source
of funding for voluntary community action across the county that doesn't
rely on public funds.
DerwentWISELandscape Partnership, working on a funding application for a major landscape development project for the Lower Derwent Valley.
European Social FundInformation on sources of funding for activities to develop employability
and human resources
Funders OnlineProvides a public information service on corporate funders active in Europe.
GRANTnetA straightforward FREE-to-use service from GRANTfinder, can help groups and small businesses like yours to find suitable funding
Grants On-lineDetails external funding opportunities, including access to the latest
information on grants from the European Union, UK Government, National
Lottery and UK grant making trusts.
NCVOFunding Central, the smart guide to over 400 grants, contracts and loans.
UK FundraisingInformation for charity and non-profit fundraisers and the fundraising
Cabinet OfficeProviding support to Government strategy, particularly in the priority areas
of education, health, transport and crime and asylum.
Communities and Local
GovernmentWe aim to create strong, attractive and thriving
communities and neighbourhoods. To do this we help people and local
organisations to combat problems like community conflict, extremism,
deprivation and disadvantage.
East Midlands Development
Agency (emda)One of nine regional agencies, created to mark the most
significant ever devolution of power from central Government. The agency's
brief includes job creation, skills improvement, increasing competitiveness
and attacking social exclusion.
Government Office for the
East Midlands (GOEM)One of nine Government Offices delivering central
government programmes in the English regions. Based in Nottingham, the
office brings staff from many government departments together under one roof
to act as the voice of the Government.
Partnerships and Policy
The CompactInformation about Compact and details of relevant events, which aim to
support the promotion, development and implementation of local compacts
across the region.
Department of HealthThe latest on the Department's work, plus health and social care guidance,
publications and policy information.
Home OfficeResponsible for internal matters in England and Wales, including drug
prevention, immigration, criminal justice and crime reduction.
Joseph Rowntree FoundationIndependent social policy research and development charity that supports a
wide programme of research and development projects in housing, social care
and social policy.
Social Enterprise East
MidlandsSEEM was created by the social enterprise sector and key
partners in the East Midlands to make sure that social enterprise in the
region flourishes and grows.
Voice Project has been set up to help frontline voluntary and community
(VCS) organisations all over Derbyshire understand more about how Derbyshire
County Council and it’s partners are working together to deliver public
Connexions DerbyshireProvides information, advice and support to 13
to 19 years olds on issues such as education, work, training, voluntary
work, leisure, money, housing, sexual health, health, drugs, alcohol,
London YouthFederation of
London Youth Clubs. A useful site for information and training.
vChanging the face of volunteering
for 16-25s in England