Amber Valley Parkinson’s Support Group Local Parkinson’s Support Group with regular monthly meetings (social event with refreshments and a raffle for funds). This provides an opportunity to chat and mix with others of the group. They also have speakers to talk on various subjects
British Charities Listings of charities, charitable and voluntary sector news, assisting people in giving to charities.
Charity Times Comprehensive coverage of all the financial, legal, fundraising, marketing and technology management issues facing charities, voluntary groups and non-profits.
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.
Derbyshire Online Information on the area, including history, recreational facilities, attractions and businesses.
Derwent Valley Mills – World Heritage Site In 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.
Directory of Social Change A national charity promoting better management of charities and more effective use of resources through training, information, support and advice.
Futures Homescape Provides affordable, good quality, safe and secure housing for the residents of Amber Valley
Healthwatch Derbyshire Have you got something to say about your local health and social care services? If so, please get in touch with Healthwatch Derbyshire. Through people speaking out we can create a better health and social care system for all of us.
Lifecoach Directory The 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. .
National Statistics Online The UK’s official statistics, reflecting Britain’s economy, population and society at national and local level.
Refugee Council The largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees.
Safer Derbyshire Information about local Crime & disorder partnerships, partner agencies and access to Community Safety advice.
Stonewall Working towards the advancement of the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the LGBT community.
Third Sector On-line version of the weekly publication for the voluntary and community sector.
National Volunteering Database (Do-It) Website 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 volunteering opportunities.
Reach An organisation providing voluntary work for experienced managers and professionals
Volunteering England Information for volunteer centres, their staff and volunteers to support them in their work.
Voluntary Service Overseas An international development charity that enables volunteers to share their skills and experience with local communities in the developing world.
Learning and Development
Acorn TrainingSpecialise in helping young people and adults gain the skills they need to become work-ready or progress into further training or education.
Derby 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.
LifeLong LearningSupported by the Access to Learning for Adults Division of the Department for Education and Skills to .encourage, promote and develop lifelong learning.
National Open 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.
University of 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.
LawWorksLawWorks 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.
Media TrustHelp for community and voluntary groups with communications, promotion and publicity
CEFETThe East 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.
Charities Information BureauSupports voluntary organisations and community groups in funding their work and supports funding advisors and agencies in giving funding advice.
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
Funding CentralFunding Central, the smart guide to over 400 grants, contracts and loans.
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.
UK FundraisingInformation for charity and non-profit fundraisers and the fundraising industry.
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.
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 ProjectThe 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 services.
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, bullying etc.
London YouthFederation of London Youth Clubs. A useful site for information and training.