Funders and Partners

We would not be able to deliver our activities and support services without help from our funders and partner organisations as well as donations received from the public.


Our core funder is The Big Lottery Fund, which is currently supporting our counselling service and Connecting Lives Project.


Our partnerships have helped us to deliver valuable support services such as counselling, courses and workshops and complementary therapies.

We have strong partnerships with the University of Derby, the University of Nottingham and the Sherwood Institute and are their preferred placement of choice for their counselling students.

Our workshops are predominantly delivered by volunteers, including the Soroptomists of Derby. They have delivered numerous confidence courses for our service users and have also donated money from their fundraising efforts.


Derby College











Derby University









Derby Hospital

Nelson Solicitors




Derby Adult Learning


Other partners include: The Chinese Community Centre; Derby Citizen’s Advice and Law Centre; Derby Community Safety Partnership; Derby Homes; Derbyshire MIND; Derby Museum and Art Gallery; Derbyshire Police; Disability Direct; JET; Job Centre Plus; NatWest; Next Step; University of Nottingham; Probation Service; Relate; Remploy; Rethink; SoapBox 65 Marketing; SureStart Children’s Centres.