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Community Classifieds

Community Classifieds is the place to offer and request support and services, resources and equipment.

Do you have any services or resources that you would like to share with other voluntary and community groups? Spare furniture or equipment? Training or advice? Or is there something you need? Or would like to swap?

If you have anything you would like to share, swap or give away, please email us. We look forward to matching up people and services!

Darley Abbey Scout Hall Seeks Regular Booker to Save Hall

Darley Abbey Scout Hall has lost a regular daytime booker and in order to save the hall, they are seeking a group/organisation looking to book the whole of the week, although several groups booking one or more days could work. They are unable to accomodate hourly slots due to capacity of the volunteers.

Current availability is for all weekdays, from 8am to 4pm - hire rate £20k pa - yearly increase in line with inflation (average of CPI and RPI for the latest month statistics are available).

An earlier start would not incur any additional rental charge.

A later finish to 17.45 would be acceptable, following certain terms.

Please click here for more information, including photos of the Hall.

Low-Cost and Free Paint for Families, Schools and Community Groups

The Derby Community RePaint scheme, which is managed by the Play and Recycling Centre (PARC), was created to help community groups and people who are on low incomes, or in receipt of benefits, by providing affordable and usable leftover paint from commercial and trade sources.

It’s just £3 to register with the scheme and gain access to free and low-cost paint to decorate your home or premises.

Every litre of paint you obtain from this scheme would otherwise go to landfill, so whatever colour you choose it's green!

For more information about the scheme and to register, visit the PARC website

Free painting, renovating, or clearing available for community groups / centres

Workpays is an education training provider that is looking for any community groups/centres or organisations that could do with some painting, renovating, or clearing.

They have students that need some work experience and some learners have just completed their construction qualification. If there is painting to be done they ask that the group purchase the materials and the students will provide the free labour. The students are flexible with availability, depending on what the work is and could offer days or a number of weeks.

If you are interested, contact Kooner Singh, Operations Manager. Call 07964 396781 or email For more info about Workpays, visit their website.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust seeks community groups to work with on flood management and woodland creation

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is looking for community groups to work together with on Natural Flood Management and woodland creation in their local area.

They want to connect with community groups and local groups to support them to incorporate natural flood management and woodland creation into what they do and to hopefully enable them to participate in these activities.

There are a number of ways they can support and work with groups, from offering training, support, attending events, education materials, toolkits etc.

If you would like to discuss how you could possibly work together, please contact George Jones, Wilder Communities Officer via email at:

Sports activity sessions on offer

University of Derby's sports clubs, societies and student led services are looking for more opportunities to get involved with the local community.

Most will have all of the resources needed to be able to run a one off session for all ages but there may be a small charge for others (to cover their own expenses).

The students aren’t DBS checked but can be accompanied by a member of staff who is.

If you are a charity or organisation that is interested, please get in touch with Alexandra Stone - Activities Coordinator (Student Led Services) who will be happy to discuss what they can offer. You can contact her by email at: or call 01332591688.

Room hire available from £10 per hour at St James Centre

St James is a friendly community centre with its own car park, on a bus route and only a 10 minute walk from town.

They are offering their spacious community room for £25 per hour. If you would like to make regular booking, please get in touch to discuss the price. They also have a smaller room available for £10 per hour. Day time and evenings available.

Call 01332 604080 or email to find out more!

Sports equipment wanted

The St James Centre (Malcolm Street, Derby DE22 8LU) is seeking sports equipment e.g. a pool table, table tennis equipment and a snooker table in good condition for the young people who use the centre. If you can help, please contact Dace Saulina at

Room hire in the heart of the city

Support a local charity while you meet.

£10 per hour including:

  • Tea and coffee facilities
  •  Smart TV's with HDMI and wireless connection
  • Free wifi
  • Air conditioning.

Extras: Catering and Lockers.

Address: Padley Hub, 27 East Street, Derby, DE1 2AL

Contact: / 01332 774480


Large Training/Meeting Room and Individual Rooms to Rent

Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire have a large training/meeting room and various sized individual rooms to rent, suitable for training, meetings, workshops, arts & craft, social get together, coffee morning or even yoga classes or private film screening! 

Capacity of each room vary between 2 to 30 people.  Friendly staff and informal atmosphere.

Conveniently located close to Derby City centre with good connections to the A52 and A38.  Access to FREE parking, Wi-Fi, kitchen facilities and reception area. 

Charges vary from £7.50 to £12 depending on type of organisation i.e voluntary, community groups, charities or non-voluntary groups. 

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact 01332 349177 or email