WHO WE ARE
The Asian Association of Chesterfield & North Derbyshire was founded in 1982, with the aim of promoting the culture, education, health and welfare of people of Asian ethnicity residing in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire. Since 2009, the Asian Centre at Hasland, Chesterfield remains a focal point for events, cultural activities, signposting and support services. Everyone is welcome to visit our community centre!
Saffron Kitchen Community Meals
Through our food project Saffron Kitchen, we provide subsidised, nutritious food to all those who require it.
Meal days are Wed and Fri. Menu with two option for each day is published on the 1st of every month.
Saffron Kitchen Catering
Saffron Kitchen now provides catering to one and all!
Our widely applauded food is available to order for your special occassion for up to 50 people!
Our bi-monthly luncheon club is hosted on every alternate Thursday.
Along with fun activities and games, there is some great conversation and lunch provided by Saffron Kitchen!
Events and Workshops
We run all manner of events and workshops on a large and small on a host of topics.
From Cyber security prevention, to cultural events that welcome one and all, we make sure we have something for everyone!
The aim of the Association is to promote the culture, education, health and welfare of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Nepali people in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.Volunteer With Us
Your contribution is more than a donation.
Through the funds you donate, you help the Association move a big step forward towards sustainability. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Thank you for your support.
To create diverse, inclusive societies through the promotion of art, culture, and information from the ethnicities that we represent.Become A Member
The best way to keep up with our events, services and activities is through our newsletter!
National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund is a non-departmental public body responsible for distributing funds rased by the National Lottery for "good causes". Since 2004 it has awarded over £9 billionto more than 130,000 projects in the UK. The Community Fund aims to support projects which help communities and people it considers most in need.
Over 80 percent of its funds fo to voluntary and community organisations. It also makes grants to statutory bodies, local authoritiesand social enterprises. The fund makes grants to projects in health, education and the enviroment and in the charitable sector. It funds projects inline with objectives set by the government but does not fund services which other parts of the government have a statutory responsibility to deliver.
We have been extremely grateful to the National Lottery for supporting and funding the Asian Association of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire in June 2019. The grant of £134,227 over three years was awarded towards the Way Forward-support with operation and development costs for the organisation. The Way Forward proposal aimed to enable greater accessibility to the Association by being able to open three days a week and allow the Association to initiate plans for longer term activities and support services to provide sustained benefits to the communities.
We wish to thank the National Lottery Community Fund for making our dream into reality. We are eager to continue working with them and provide continued support to our communities.
Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Forum
The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Forum supports the development of an infrastructure that enables BMW community groups to be actively engaged with Derbyshire County Council (DCC) and provide feedback on policy and service developments
In 2006 DCC commissioned Link (The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited) to help the devevlopment of a sustainable method for consulting and engaging with the Black and Minority (BME) communities in Derbyshire. The programme of work focused on the development of BME forum covering the county. The programme included capacity building work with established BME community groups and the identification and empowerment of the new and emerging BMW communities.
Representatives from the BME community groups were recrutied to the Forum.
The Asian Association of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire has been a committed and active member of the Forum since 2006. The forum has enabled the Asian Association to closely work with teh other Forum members.
If you would like to know more about what the BME Forum does, or if you would like to attend a forum meeting please contact Mick Evens, senior policy and research analyst: