Derby County Community Trust has invested £1.7 million – its highest figure ever – in helping the region’s communities become and remain active during the last 12 months.

During a highly successful year, the Trust has pumped in an extra £300K from 2016, and has seen the growth in several projects.

They include the National Citizen Service, which continues to increase its offer to the young people of Derby, with 524 Year 11 and 12 students taking part throughout the summer, an increase of 750% from the previous year.

And health programmes have expanded, including a new cancer recovery service, offering those living with and recovering from cancer tailored physical activity.

The growth of the Trust in the last year demonstrates its commitment to helping the region’s people across all ages and communities.

Simon Carnall, Head of Community, said:

“It has been another successful year for the Trust, using the power of Derby County Football Club to improve people’s lives. We are privileged to be in the position we hold at the heart of our local community, delivering a huge array of outstanding projects for the betterment of those communities.

“The variety and extent of our community activities continues to expand year on year and we now attract funding in excess of £1.3 million into the local area. The scheme has had a very strong financial year increasing its annual turnover to over £1.7m as well as increasing its full-time staffing levels.

“We are very proud of our achievements over the course of the past year and this report is our chance to make sure that people are aware of who we are, what we do, and why we do it.” 

Derby County Chairman Mel Morris added: 

“2017 has been another huge year for the Derby County Community Trust, with so many successful programmes that have touched the lives of thousands throughout Derbyshire.

“Their programmes have raised attainment in schools; developed talent pathways; helped people get healthier and stay more active, and made a difference to a record number of people.

“The team at our Community Trust can be justifiably proud of their achievements, but I know they don’t want to rest on their laurels. Over the coming months and years we will continue to ensure that the Derby County Community Trust’s delivery programmes are underpinned by the very highest aims and objectives, demonstrating the commitment from Derby County Football Club to enhance the lives of the community we live in and serve.”

Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/DCCTAnnualReport2017

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