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Derby City Council Pledges Further Support For Business Growth

Derby City Council has announced that a further £12.5 million will be available in 2016 to support business innovation and growth under the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund (DEGF).

The £20 million DEGF,  supported by the Regional Growth Fund, has already been administered to businesses in Derby and the surrounding area through grants and loans.

With around 65% allocated in loans, there will be £12.5 million due to be repaid to the Council available next year to support more business’ innovation, expansion and job creation plans.

New Employer Academy Launches With Community Appeal

The latest Employer Academy to launch at Derby College aims to provide young people with the multi skills they will need in the changing construction industry.

MBS, a Derby-based construction company which employs 30 plus staff across all the construction trades, has teamed up with the College to launch the MBS Construction Skills Academy.

One of the first projects that the students will be involved in is the MBS’ annual Christmas community project  – offering a deserving individual or family the chance to get a project completed in their home free of charge.

Ashby Interiors launches V for Victory Range

Ashby Interiors, a new small business run by Martin and Rachel Ashby and based in Derby, are proud to announce that they have launched their V for Victory range in support of the Royal British Legion.

This remembrance period (and up to 31 December) Ashby Interiors will be donating 5% of the sale price for all items sold from their Ashby Aero range.  

The company manufactures luxury, decorative items made from genuine aero salvage World War II Spitfire and Hurricane Aircraft. 

DERBYSHIRE CHORUS DALEDIVA BRINGS HOME SILVER MEDAL FROM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LAS VEGAS

Derbyshire women’s chorus DaleDiva has brought home a silver medal after wowing the judges with its 15-minute show package in the World Championships in Las Vegas.

The Divas rocked the MGM Grand stage with their performance in the Harmony Classic competition and were awarded a score of 1,249 – just ONE point behind the gold medal winners.

DaleDiva, formed by musical director Ally Law in 2007, was selected for the World Championships after winning at national competition level in May last year.

Current Standard Electric help local schools and charities to increase their awareness of electrical safety

Current Standard Electric (CSE) has been doing work in the community, especially in local schools, to help educate young people about all things electrical.

Each spring, Buxton Community School invites local business people to talk with the Year 9 students about their jobs and what it’s like to be in that profession.

This past spring, Current Standard Electric met with 2 groups of students at the Buxton Community School to provide them with information regarding working in the field of Electrical Contracting.

Ilkeston Film Festival

We're looking for film submissions to be considered for our upcoming film festival to be held in January 2016 (further details to be confirmed).

Films need to have been made after January 2015, and must not have been submitted to the previous Ilkeston Film Festival, and they need to have been submitted to us by the 14th December 2015.

Poem a Month for October

National Poetry Day is celebrating its 21st anniversary in October. This year the theme is 'Light' which is why we've chosen The Singing Girl by Joan Link.  We really liked the strong sense of place created in the poem and also the descriptions of light which we thought would be perfect for this month's poem. 

Tesco Local Community Scheme - New funding for community green spaces

Do you know of a local community green space project that would benefit from funding?

Communities across England, Wales and Scotland will soon be able to apply for up to £12,000 for local green space projects thanks to a new grant scheme being launched with the proceeds generated from the sale of carrier bags by Tesco.

It is anticipated that there will be two funding rounds per year over the next three years.

Bahrain Date For Sinfonia Viva

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva – the orchestra of the East Midlands – has been invited to perform a Harry Potter-inspired concert at the prestigious Bahrain International Music Festival.

A 12- piece Chamber Orchestra will travel to Bahrain next Friday (October 9) and then perform a family concert at the Cultural Hall on Monday October 12 as part of the festival which includes musicians from across the world.

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