The DIVA directory was originally developed to build on several
existing information sources about VCS 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.
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
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 the VCS in the Bradford
The new DIVA logo as of 2011
The aim of DIVA is to be the gateway to third sector
procurement opportunities, to encourage collaborative
working, and to facilitate enterprise and communication.