How Do We Raise Money?

We raise funds by successfully bidding for grant funding, by delivering a contracted supervised contact service for the Local Authority, by securing nominated charity status with local businesses, via donations from our supporters and via a range of fundraising events.

Recent fundraising events have included the Annual Children First Derby Fashion Show, Ladies’ Lunches, a charity ‘Glam and Glitz’ Ball and a Family Fun Day.  

We get great support from a variety of local businesses who run fundraising activities like raffles, tombolas and bake sales to raise money Children First Derby and often sponsor our events. Companies that have supported us in this way include Rolls Royce, Sainsbury’s, Pentagon Motors, Motorpoint, Harlows Bros Ltd and many more.   Local shops in Derby support us by displaying our Children First Derby collection tins on their counters.

This year we are one of the official charities of the ASDA Half Marathons in which 12 of our supporters will run to help us raise funds.

Your fundraising efforts whether it’s by coming to our events, doing something challenging for sponsorship, organising fundraising events at work or university or contributing to our collection boxes in shops are essential  to us and greatly appreciated.  All fundraising proceeds go directly towards continuing to provide our services to support vulnerable children, young people and families in Derby.

How We Use Your Money?

Last year, we raised more than £30,000 (a record!) through donations and fundraising.   All of this was spent directly on running our charitable services.  It contributed towards costs such as family trips and activities; mentoring activities; recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; travel expenses for our volunteers and their coordinators. Here is a break down of our expenses:

Income Amount (£)
Staff & Recruitment Costs 189,728
Interpreter Fees 4,117
Staff, Volunteer training & Expenses 16,005
Service User Outings, Events, Toys & Equipment for Children 8,133
Insurance & Utilty Costs 9,361
Repairs & Maintenance 9,574
Office Operation Costs 11,449
Fundraising Events 2,661


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