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Comic Relief Community Fund - Opens 31st October 2022

This Fund's aim is to create change at the community level, via projects which align with four strategic themes, including:

  • Children Survive and Thrive: Supporting Children uo to the age of 11 to grow, play and learn.
  • Mental Health Matters: Supporting good mental health in communities and tackling stigma and discrimination.

Grants up tp £10k.

Derbyshire Sings

During the COVID 19 pandemic Derbyshire Libraries submitted an ambitious bid to Arts Council England for the project Derbyshire Sings. The project sought to engage with current library customers, sharing their experiences and thoughts around the importance of libraries. These then would be crafted into song that could be used to promote libraries and their impact to the wider community.

Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire named Shop of the Year

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots has won the title of Shop of the Year in the Great Food Club Awards 2022/2023.

The farm shop has previously been a finalist in the awards run by Great Food Club, which shines a light on and celebrates the East Midlands’ best food and drink independents.

Now Croots, based just outside Duffield on Wirksworth Road, has scooped the number one title.

Annie’s Burger Shack launches its first family deal as it steps in to help ease the cost of living crisis


A Derby restaurant has launched its first-ever family meal deal to encourage households to come into the city to enjoy a bite to eat without worrying about the effect on their wallets.


Annie’s Burger Shack, in Friary Street, has kicked off the summer holidays by offering families of four a choice of its burger menu for less than £30 all-in to help them cope with the cost-of-living crisis.


LEVEL Residency Lab - open for applications

In 2021, LEVEL launched the Level Residency Lab, a research and development opportunity for professional artists who either identify as Disabled or whose work is suitable for Learning Disabled people and the wider community working across visual, digital and performing arts.

The scheme has been a huge success, and we’ve supported 16 artists so far including Juke & Lake of Open Theatre, Maral Mamaghani, John Whall, Hubbub Theatre Co and Billy Read. Here's what Daniel Longhurst, a recent residency artist, had to say about their time at LEVEL:

Do you care about the endangered wildlife of the Peak District?


All artists participating are committed to preserving and protecting our wildlife and to promoting it through their wonderful artwork.

Saturday August 6th from 2:00-6:00pm
The exhibition will be on until August 31st.
Please RSVP by August 4th if you want to attend the preview on August 6th.


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