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New Digital Skills Training (January 2023)

DECV receives funding from Co-Op’s Local Community Fund

DECV receives funding from Co-Op’s Local Community Fund

We are extremely pleased to announce we have received funding from the Co-Op.  Saturday morning saw DECV Trustee Brian Walker pick up a cheque for £3234.28 from Bolton Upon Dearne’s Co-Op store. The money has been raised by Co-Op members and has been raised for DECV to help with the running costs of the centre.  The money comes from Co-op members who take part in The Co-op Local Community Fund which is Co-ops way of giving back to their members and their communities.

The Dearne Electronic Community Village (DECV) is a charity based in the village of Thurnscoe,  experiencing high levels of disadvantage, they educate and empower people to take positive lead of their lives, through classes in ICT and employability skills. Massive thanks to all at the Co-op and the wonderful customers!


You pay £1 to become a member and this buys you a share in Co-op, which gives you:

  • 5% back to spend next time when you buy Co-op products
  • a share of their profits if they do well
  • the right to vote on how they do business
  • 1% of what you spend on local causes near you


The £3234.28 has been raised by Co-op members who purchased selected products and services from Co-op Group businesses.  1% of what you spend on selected, Co-op own-brand products goes into your local community fund and the money raised by all the members in your community, together with money from shopping bag sales, helps to fund local projects in the area where you live.

Any money raised by members who don’t select a cause is added to the money raised from shopping bag sales and shared equally between the causes in their local area.

New Computer Suite Launch!

DECV / GMB Open Day – New Computer Suite Launch

Many thanks to John Healey MP for attending the opening of our new computer suite at DECV, alongside the leader of Barnsley Council Steve Houghton, local councillors Pauline Phillips and Annette Gollick and representatives for GMB and Dearne Valley College. The new resources were obtained through funds donated by the GMB Trade Union Learning Project. DECV now has 8 new computers, enabling the continued delivery of lifelong learning opportunities to the local community.  The Suite will mainly be used for ICT and Employability Skills Training in the centre.