International Projects

We are currently supporting a project run by Village by Village to provide clean drinking water at a school in Abo Abo, Ghana

Village by Village

The Rotary Club of Derby have been working alongside a charity called Village by Village in Ghana. During the Club's Centenary Year we supported a Girl Empowerment programme which was a huge success. 

Our fundraising efforts have supported two projects in Ghana, firstly a donation of classroom equipment for a school in Abenta, Ghana (£2000 donation including match funding from a District Grant).

We were then able to support a school in Abo Abo in Ghana to have safe drinking water. Our partners, Village by Village had provided new handwashing facilities for the school through their Clean Hands Save Lives programme which saw the introduction of water tanks to collect rainwater that children could use to wash their hands at school, water was collected into large water butts 

This caused a problem because children were drinking water which, while safe to wash with, wasn't the best to drink, as it washed off the roof where there were dead animals or animal faeces. 

The Club, through their fundraising efforts which include their Fun Wine Quiz, as well as a matching grant from Rotary Foundation ensured that the amount of harvested water was doubled, that the water was made safe through the correct filtration systems and that a new push tap was installed to remove any waste by children leaving the tap running.

Love in a Box Shoebox Scheme with Teams4U

In 2019 we also launched the "Love In A Box" shoebox scheme to replace the Operation Christmas Child scheme with lots of support from our club members, a project that we have repeated in 2020 with great success, collecting 1600 shoeboxes filled with gifts, even during the pandemic, please see our article below.

Other noticable donations in 2019/2020

  • £200 to Rotary Foundation
  • £1050 to Shelterbox
  • £100 donation towards a student's charity trip to Uganda
  • £500 to Sand Dams
  • £100 donation to Radbourne Church Roof

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The Girl Empowerment Program in Gambia

We are currently supporting a project run by Village by Village to provide clean drinking water at a school in Abo Abo, Ghana


We had great fun this year with some brand new activities as well as our Santa Sleigh. Please visit this page for more details on how our Club has been helping to make a difference.

Alvaston Park Litter Pick

The Rotary Club of Derby support lots of great activities to benefit local charities and the community.

Our Satellite supporting a local fundraising event barbecue

Derby Rotary Satellite is a newer, flexible kind of Rotary which meet once a month, perfect for people with work and family commitments. You only have to commit to what you can without any pressure. Can you help us to make a difference?

Quiz Night

We are a fun, friendly club and we love getting together to socialise and fundraise for our chosen charities.

One of our social Zoom meetings

During this current crisis our meetings have moved online. We are still involved supporting charities and causes and would love to hear from you if want to help.

Friends of Derby Volunteers

Rotary is the most accessible it has ever been. We welcome new members but you do not have to be a member to help us support your local community.

The Rotary Club of Derby helped seven local schools build Eco-Greenhouses out of recycled plastic bottles

Our Club has various activities throughout the year that support the development of Young People

People of Action - Polio

The Rotary Foundation provides grants to Rotary Clubs to support life-changing projects Worldwide. Photo (c) Rotary International