Local Charity, The Enthusiasm Trust Receive Prestigious Queens Award


We were incredibly proud to join Enthusiasm for young people recently as they were presented with Queens Award for their services to volunteering. It was a huge celebration for Joe RussoHeather Russo and the whole organisation, as well as for our community, It’s not everyday that we get such a momentous recognition of the work that goes one here.

Enthusiasm was founded right here in Allenton 25 years ago and continues to transform the lives of local young people today, as well as young people in many other communities across the East Midlands and North West regions. Joe Russo, Enthusiasms Founder said that ‘Enthusiasm seek the good in young people that few others see’. The Queens Award is essentially an MBE for the organisation, the highest award possible and in 2018 Enthusiasm are the only charity in Derbyshire to receive the award. Congratulations Enthusiasm

Rebalancing Power Report

This new report shows some good examples and some learning about effective partnership working with local authorities. The key five findings make interesting reading:

1. Recognise what each partner is trying to achieve

2. Take active steps to build trust

3. Maintain ongoing dialogue and honest communication

4. Be flexible and adaptable

5. Develop shared ownership and accountability


OSCAR TRACKS BMX EVENT – Tuesday 4th September 2018 ~ 12noon – 3pm!

Working in partnership with a number of lcoal organisations and agencies including Queens Award Winning Enthusiasm Trust, Derby Homes and Derby City Council we're supporting the Oscar Tracks BMX Event at Cotton Lane - providing free refreshments, inflatables, bmx challenges and fun for all the community

Working in partnership with Enthusiasm Trust, Derby Homes and Derby City Council we’re supporting the Oscar Tracks BMX Event at Cotton Lane – providing free refreshments, inflatables, bmx challenges and fun for all the community

Senior Citizens Afternoon Tea – Saturday 15th September 2018! 2.30pm – 4pm

Allenton Big Local would like to invite our local senior citizens from the neighbourhood to join us for Afternoon Tea on Saturday 15th September. We’ll have a great afternoon getting to know one another and having fun together with plenty of chit chat to go along with fresh cakes, sandwiches, treats and lashings of tea; as well as a raffle and some of our favourite tunes.
It’s free of charge and open to any senior citizens in Allenton.

If you’d like to join us, or invite a family member or neighbour then give us a call or text to 07792455442 – if we can’t get to the phone, leave us a message and we’ll call you back as soon as we can.

We have 40 places available on a first come first served basis.

Please let us know if you want to attend by no later than midday on Thursday 13th September.
N.B. We will try to cater for everyone including vegetarian, halal and gluten free.
If you do have any special dietary needs or allergies though, please feel free to bring a few goodies of your own.

How Things Are Run At Big Local!

Our Big Local Rep, Bill offers information on how Big Local is run Big Local – doing the right thing right (1) download (1)

St Martins Church and Community Center!

Making Progress

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Derby Homes Volunteer Celebration!

Derby Homes Voluntary Awards 2018

Free Dance Sessions Build Skills, Relationships and Confidence !

Ten Years and One Million Pounds!

Allenton is one of 150 areas that have been awarded £1 million to make a lasting and positive difference in the community.

“Big Local” funding is a 10-year programme with the aim of making a significant difference to the local area and long-lasting change to the lives of the people who live and work in the area. You can read more about what Big Local is all about here.

It’s an exciting opportunity for residents around England to use at least £1 million to make a positive and lasting difference to their local community. The Allenton Big Local project is about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.

Big Local is being run by Local Trust, which is working with over £200m from the Big Lottery Fund and a range of partners, providing expert advice and support for residents.

The four programme outcomes for Big Local are:

  • Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them
  • People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future
  • The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises
  • People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.

Our vision for Allenton Big Local area is for a stronger community by bringing about visible change through raising aspirations, opportunities and skills.