Working on a community gardening project

Derby in the local community

Derby is very active in the community, in big ways and small. In the city, we support sporting and cultural events such as:

  • The FORMAT international photography festival
  • The Mediatheque at QUAD
  • Derby County Football Club’s family stand
  • Derby Caribbean Carnival
  • The Rainbow Fringe Festival

 In the county and further afield, we support: 

  • Buxton Festival
  • Buxton Opera
  • Derbyshire County Cricket scholarships
  • Derbyshire Talented Athlete programme
  • Stockport County Football Club community programme
  • Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey Team player scholarships

We are also involved in supporting smaller scale community and environmental projects in Normanton and Allestree, active in supporting community sports, from grass roots to Olympic level, through Team Derby and own and operate Derby Theatre.

The University of Derby won two categories at the finals of the Times Higher Education Awards in 2011, for Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative and Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community.