About Derventio Housing Trust

Fundraising & Events in the Community

To help support our mission, Derventio Housing Trust works with the community to raise awareness and funds to help homeless people.

Ripley Academy students presenting boxes of donationsHomelessness is a big issue in our community, affecting thousands of people each year. Being homeless can have devastating effects on an individual, touching all aspects of their life including relationships and health.

We encourage the community to get involved and help us raise awareness and funds so that Derventio Housing Trust can continue to carry out valuable work supporting those people who are affected by homelessness.

Key Achievements & Activities

  • You have donated more than £76,000 to directly help people in housing need. The money has paid for essential items to help people who have nothing, and has helped us to provide ongoing support to local people who need housing and support.
  • Every January since 2008 we have been joined by people in Derby and beyond to mark Homeless Sunday at Derby Cathedral - an opportunity to reflect on issues surrounding homelessness and consider what we can do to help.
  • Our cause has attracted support from key figures and groups in the community, including local schools, churches and businesses, councillors and MPs, the Bishop of Derby and the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire.
  • The community and supporters have come together to have fun and raise awareness of homelessness issues at various summer events.
  • Support for our annual Winter Appeal has helped us to highlight particular homeless and housing issues and attract support and funding so we can directly address these problems.

The Inner Wheel Club of Alfreton holding their donationsCheck out our Take Action pages to find out how you can get involved in supporting our work. Whether you attend an event, become a volunteer or make a donation, you can change the lives of homeless people.

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We are here to help you if you are homeless, can't afford to rent or are having problems with your home. Call us today on 01332 292776 to see how we can help.

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