Bondholder Derby County Community Trust invested its highest figure ever last year helping the region's communities become and remain active.
The total investment of £1.7 million exceeded 2016's investments by £300K, seeing growth in several projects. The National Citizen Service, is one of these projects, having had 524 Year 11 and 12 students taking part throughout the summer - giving an increase of 750% from the previous year.
Health programmes have also expanded, including a new cancer recovery service; offering those living with and recovering from cancer tailored physical activity.
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.”