Helping hand from Bright Sparks

COMMUNITY groups and small businesses are set to benefit from a team of volunteer Community Champions who have joined the Bright Sparks initiative.

Over the next two years volunteers in the Bright Sparks network will work with communities across the Peak District, sharing their skills and expertise.

Bright Sparks have a wealth of diverse and varied experience to offer. Among the first 11 Network members are an osteopath, councillors, school governors, company directors, a photographer and an independent film director.

Services on offer include help with finding funding; advice on what has worked well in other places, setting up new groups and advice on how to involve your community.

For more details about the project, visit

To request help from a Community Champion, email project manager