Rural Action Derbyshire Update: Cost of living survey, Hardship Fund info etc.

Rural Cost of Living Household Survey

The Rural Services Network in partnership with the Citizens Advice Rural Issues Group launched a Rural Cost of Living Household Survey

Do you qualify for a payment of £150 towards your next heating oil purchase?

If you have no energy debt (you don’t owe money to your electricity or oil supplier) and you are struggling to pay your bills, you could be eligible for a one-off payment of £150 towards your next oil order (before 31 March 2023).

It is not generally possible to self refer to these funds, but rather through a partner agency such as Citizens Advice.

For any queries please contact;, 01629 592970 / 07540 736118 of click on the link below.

Hardship Funds Application Information


Rural Action Derbyshire have the following opportunities:

  • Business & Partnerships Development Manager – Affordable Transport (Wheels to Work) 37 hrs pw
  • Rural Community Development Officer (22.5 hrs pw)
  • Project Coordinator – Feeding Derbyshire (18.5 to 22.5 hrs pw)
  • Project Coordinator – Digital Inclusion (18.5 to 22.5 hrs pw)
  • Digital Marketing Assistant (22.5 hrs pw)
  • Office Administrator (18.5 to 22.5 hrs pw)

Deadline for completed applications is 10.00am on Monday 13th March 2023.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website using the link below.


The Digital Support Derbyshire Network has been launched!

The Digital Support Derbyshire Network aims to tackle digital exclusion across the county. Bringing together individuals, communities, voluntary and statutory organisations, the network seeks to ensure all Derbyshire residents have opportunities to get online affordably, safely and with confidence. 

By bringing together individuals and organisations with the best digital inclusion skills, knowledge and talents, the network will enable the sharing of best practice, skills and resources. This will improve the outcomes of individual projects and ensure a greater impact within our communities.

We can all do something to help, big or small. If you are interested and enthusiastic about digital inclusion and would like to get involved, please contact for more information.