Action with Communities in Rural England

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Telephone 01285 653477
First Floor
Northway House West
The Forum
    • Chris Cowcher
    • 01285 653477 ext 215
    • Village SOS Community Manager
    • Paul Dixon
    • 01285 653477 ext 103
    • Rural Evidence Manager
    • Richard Quallington
    • 01295 653477 ext 108
    • Interim Chief Executive
    • Deborah Clarke
    • 01285 653477 ext 202
    • Rural Evidence Manager
Purpose The ACRE network is made up of 38 rural community councils (RCCs) across England who help communities to help themselves.

Our vision - to be the voice of rural communities.

Our Mission - is to provide critical, evidence-based intelligence and solutions to achieve a fair deal for rural communities.

Rccs are charitable local development agencies, generally based at county level, which lead, support and enable community initiatives to, reaching 50,000 grassroots organisations.

Services From running community transport schemes and oil-buying clubs, to assessing housing needs supporting older people to stay in their homes, the 900 staff across Network offer a wide range of specialist skills.

We offer advise & support for village halls.

Village SOS - funding programme will help communities start their own socail enterprise- from setting up a shop or saving a pub to opening a cafe or cinema.

We support rural communities in the following areas:

Community planning, community rights, Digital Inclusion, Employment & Economy, Energy & Fuel, Environment, Health, Housing, Older People, Social Enterprise, Transport, Village Halls and Young People.

Please see our website for more details.

What they do
  • Rural issues
Geographical area coverage National
Space for Hire No
Is a registered charity? Yes
Charity Number 1061568
Is a registered company? Yes
Company Number 3336101

The most up-to-date list of all the voluntary and community groups active in Derbyshire

A count of the number of registered groups 3715 groups

About the directory

The voluntary groups, organisations, social clubs, charities, social enterprises in this directory are all based in - or work within - Derby and Derbyshire.

The directory is maintained and contributed to by a network of 14 organisations across the region.

Existing groups

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