The DIVA directory was originally developed to build on several existing information sources about voluntary and community groups in the Bradford District.  The largest of these information sources was the "Clubs and Societies" database maintained by Bradford Libraries. This was fully integrated into the DIVA directory in 2005.

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The original DIVA logo from 2005

In 2008 DIVA worked with Bradford and Airedale tPCT to add a new section to the directory specifically for funded services. In 2009 DIVA worked with The Advice Network and Training Partnership so that the directory could list all advice services in the district.

In late 2009, DIVA recieved funding support from the European Regional Development Fund via the Enterprising Bradford programme. This has helped to further develop DIVA by supporting the development of this new website. The DIVA website now has an improved look and lots of additional functionality to further establish it as the primary portal for voluntary and community groups in Bradford District.

DIVA new logo

The new DIVA logo as of 2011

The aim of DIVA is to be the gateway for Bradford district's voluntary and community groups to funding opportunities, to encourage collaborative working, and to facilitate community action and communication.

DIVA admin changes from September 2013

Unfortunately, due to funding cuts Bradford Libraries is no longer able to update the DIVA Bradford database.

DIVA administration is now undertaken by part-time staff at Bradford CVS, Shipley & Bingley Voluntary Services, Keighley & Ilkley Voluntary and Community Action and Bradford Resource Centre as part of their help for community groups in Bradford district funded by Bradford Council.

Community Action Bradford & District

April 2017

Shipley & Bingley Voluntary Services, KIVCA and Bradford CVS have merged to form a new charity called Community Action Bradford & District. Opening hours, services and contact details for the DIVA Bradford directory remain the same.

You will see our new logo, name & charity/ company numbers being updated on publicity & signage over the next few months.

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© 2017 Diva Bradford

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Cardigan House
Ferncliffe Road
BD16 2TA


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