Thankyou for working so hard on behalf of local communities and those further afield in need. It’s been another successful year

National Highlights

  • Gaia party- we celebrated  QAE /DKC 50th with charities and civics at Derby Cathedral
  • Met & described cosy project with King Charles and Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace

Award Wins

  • Queens award for enterprise – sustainable development
  • Partnership of the year with derby kids camp – Derbyshire business awards
  • East midlands EDI award winner
  • Environmental impact – Derbyshire business awards
  • Sustainability and Environment award. - Staffordshire
  • Staffordshire business of the year

Cosy people

Agreed 1600 hours funded volunteering ay cosy (800 delivered first year)

Kids camp return / 25% of cosy people volunteers

Agreed to Join museum of derby trustee board.

Fundraising Sleepouts

Mud Runners

CV Workshops

Graduate HR Training

Secondary school Projects

Food bank drop-offs

Tree planting

Trustees of prisons


Children's charities

Camp set uppers/ break downers

Derby Kids Camp Helpers



Providing careers for prisoners


  • Giving people jobs who find it hard to get them.
  • Successfully approved as ROTL employer
  • Employed ROTLs successfuly more in 2023
  • Helping on Board of newly formed prison employment advisory board
  • Aiming next steps approved as Jobs on Release firm
  • Volunteer talks in 2023

Headline regional culture sponsorships

  • Lead Sponsor first eco festival with Staffs globe/university of Keele
  • Lead sponsor of Gaia installation Derby Cathedral/University of Derby
  • Book festival sponsorship presenting Dame Jackie Wilson
  • Lead education sponsor education for derby book festival
  • Lead sponsor Derby institute of sport
  • Collecting for YMCA foodbank at burton

Local community funding

  • Raf squadronaires sponsoring concert for fundraising ex vets
  • Sponsored early development team kit at derby county DCCT
  • Sponsored 6 children’s sport’s teams kits – Mickleover, Allestree, Alfreton, 
  • Darley Abbey cricket club Defibrillator
  • Darley Abbey cricket bar refurbishment
  • Sponsored burton carousel horse sculpture
  • Lead sponsor Darley dance Xmas show
  • YMCA outdoor building sponsor in community gardens
  • Safe and sound investment (with so kombucha) in 20th year.
  • Funding for David Chabeaux’s community film.
  • Sponsored Xmas presents Tutbury high street
  • Sponsored Burton Ukranians – settlement funding
  • Wemind and kellly matters mental health funding 
  • Sponsorship of Quad step & seating
  • Sponsorship of children’s first xmas fair

Developing world countries

  • Funded 20 tents for flood relief in pakistan
  • Sponsored 8 orphan girls education and upkeep in tanzania
  • Sponsored 6 children’s fulltime education in Kenya 
  • Sponsoring annual salary of Gambian nursery teacher
  • Finished FTE Gambian football coaching programme (6 months) 
  • Painting of Gambian primary school and supply of stationery
  • Funded freshwater well for 600 villagers in Sindh Pakistan


Lead fundraiser 4th year running Raising £4000+ at YMCA sleepout

Sponsored YMCA ceilidh night raising £14,000

Sponsored and organised 50 city business people seeing is believing tours of DERBY Kids camp

Watch the video here!

  • Business/ community excellence 
  • Funded, designed and produced a website for queen’s award and videos for all winners 
  • Produced a full website for Derbyshire lieutenancy .
  • Toured 40 business people and presented cosycivic approach here at cosydirect hq through  the year.
  • Taken over custody and care of international policy consultancy and outdoor 1000 blog
  • Sponsorship and judging of east midlands women’s awards and sporting communities youth awards
  • Funding the print and design of’s Scottish msp campaigns for early childhood
  • Sponsorship of people of colour trustee training through London consultancy Gettingonbaord

Biodiversity of crater’s edge

  • Agreed to be micro tree nursery for upto 3000 trees in cosy front in partnership with Derbyshire county council.
  • Planted 50 trees with cotreetment in Ashby / Melbourne region
  • Planted 70 trees at Derby kids camp site.
  • 4 Dwarf Trees planted at cosy
  • Successful first year of Beehives at cosy, 20,000 bees 3 trained beekeepers
  • 6 Doves now resident at cosy 

We have done much more so apologies for those we have missed off, we'll try to keep better records next year