Anthea Peters, together with her 11 volunteers, are proud recipients of this year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services. Anthea said: “I am absolutely thrilled to receive this award on behalf of my […]
Back in December 2016, I wrote about additional volunteering opportunities at Children First Derby following a recent funding award. New funding creates volunteering opportunities at Children First As with most charities, volunteers […]
Cllr Banwait tells us that the Council’s finances have been destroyed by the Tory Government and that the 100% cuts to the Voluntary Sector Grants, Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB), as well as […]
In a previous article I questioned whether the Council had full knowledge of the facts in support of their decision to cut Voluntary, Community and Faith (VCF) Grants. The first of my […]
Voluntary Sector Grants : Cllr Repton promises to help every organisation mitigate the loss of funding.
During the Cabinet agenda item on February 10th about the Voluntary Sector Grants cuts, Cllr Jones made the valid point that the Council had indicated that they would offer “mitigating actions” to […]
Imagine this being an empty room in the Indian Community Centre! Imagine that all of the elderly ladies stayed at home! Imagine that they didn’t meet their friends, didn’t share a meal […]
In a few weeks time, the Council will decide on whether to proceed with their plan to cut 100% of the Voluntary Sector Grants. If this is carried out, it will not […]
Derby City Council propose cutting 100% of all Voluntary Sector grants: Do they know the consequences?
In my earlier article, “Derby City Council has “lost the plot” on Voluntary Sector Grants” I provided a critique of the Council’s most recent consultation into the funding of the Voluntary, Community […]
Over the last few years Derby City Council has lost all direction over the grant funding for the Voluntary, Community and Faith (VCF) Sector. It is successfully achieving only one objective, and […]
Updating my previous article Derby City Council Voluntary Sector Grant Aid: Reports of cuts “have been greatly exaggerated” the Cabinet will ratify on the 18th March that all Grants will be extended […]
There seems to have been much confusion and misunderstanding around the position on Grant aid from the Derby City Council to the Voluntary and Community and Faith (VCF) Sector. The worst extent […]
The start of the river boat trips from the Council House, past the Silk Mill to Darley Abbey will be a pivotal and public moment in the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s […]
Derby Labour Group has elected Cllr Baggy Shanker & Cllr Nadine Peatfield as its Leader & Deputy Leader.
In a statement Cllr Shanker said: “I am delighted and really looking forward to becoming Derby Labour Group Leader from the 12th May. During these extremely worrying and unprecedented times I will […]
At the end of March, I reported on the new emergency food provision in the City. Derby’s emergency food provision during Covid-19 Lockdown period This has been set up by the Derby […]
Derby is well-served with many community groups, local volunteer provisions, food banks and, general neighbourliness. But sadly, some people may not quite fit the criteria, may not be sufficiently connected or may […]
St Martin’s Church in Allenton was the venue for this year’s Dignity Action Day event; the programme also included an insight to the work on “Shared Histories”. The Shared Histories Project was […]
Next week the Full Council agrees the 209 page Budget statement for 2019/20. This is a weighty document for the busy reader. Below is a quick guide through the main highlights. What’s […]
Joe Russo’s Enthusiasm Trust bouyed by ex-Leader Banwait – unravels, despite controversial Queen’s Award
The Enthusiasm Trust was recently presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, yet, has few volunteers. It claims, as a small charity that “…more of your money goes directly to […]
2 years ago, Derby City Council cut the grants to local charities to zero. This left many organisations in the voluntary sector in a very precarious situation, including the Citizens Advice Bureau […]
The proceedings against The Hairy Dog resulted from an “Application for a Review of the Premises Licence” under the Licensing Act 2003; this was brought by a Senior Environmental Health Officer employed […]