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.
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 voluntary and community groups in Bradford
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.
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
You will see our new logo, name & charity/ company numbers
being updated on publicity & signage over the next few