The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation is Cricket Derbyshire’s dedicated charity that delivers sport projects to communities across the county.

We are based the County Ground, Derby, home of first-class county Derbyshire County Cricket Club and it’s where all out charitable activities are coordinated.

“The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation aims to use the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire children, young people and adults living in Derbyshire whatever their age, gender, religion or ability, making a lasting and positive impact on individuals’ lives.”  - Cricket Derbyshire Foundation

The Foundation aims to harness the power of sport to make a lasting, positive impact on individuals’ lives within Derbyshire.

As well as providing an inclusive range of projects and activities that involve and engage with hard-to-reach groups improving community cohesion, the foundation hope to develop a cricket talent pathway as well as empowering leaders, coaches and volunteers.

To find out more about the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation, please click here>>

The registered office for the Foundation is The County Ground, Grandstand Road, Derby, DE21 6AF

Contact the Foundation


RyanDuckettFor more information please contact:

Ryan Duckett
Cricket Derbyshire - Director of Partnerships

Cricket Derbyshire
The County Ground
Grandstand Road
DE21 6AF

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Tel: +44 (0)1332 388 101
Mobile: +44 (0)7715 372343
Fax: +44 (0)08707 651892


Support the Foundation


If you would like to get involved with the Foundation, this section tells you all about how you can support our work across the county.

The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Charity Reg No. 1155801) deliver cricket programmes and some wider more diverse community projects benefitting health, education and social inclusion across Derbyshire. 

There are many ways that you can 'Get Involved' and support to the work we're doing with communities across the county:

  • Sponsorship
  • Fundraise
  • Events
  • Donate
  • Legacies
  • Volunteer   


A number of local businesses, groups and organisations have already become Cricket Derbyshire Foundation partners.

We believe that within reason we can run any form of project on your behalf, which is ideal for those with Corporate Responsibilities.

You can become an individual project sponsor or a Foundation partner and be associated with all community activity delivered by the Foundation

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01332 388101.


Fundraise for the Foundation

If you are taking part in a challenge, event or sponsored run, or even if you want to set up your own fundraising event, then why not select the Foundation as your chosen charity. Your contribution will go towards helping to change the lives of people in your community.

You can register your interest by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or why not set up your own Just Giving page by following the link below:

Just Giving


The Foundation organises a number of fundraising events during the year including an annual dinner and charity match.  

For further information on events or activities contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 01332 388101.

See our events section for special Foundation fundraising events.



If you would like to request support for fundraising for your own charity please see our charity policy by clicking on the link below.  

Charity Information


Cricket Derbyshire Foundation needs funds to continue its work in the community. Every penny raised will be invested in one of our projects, helping to change lives through the power of sport.

You can give as little or as much as you like. For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 01332 388101 to discuss ways you can make a donation.

Please note your donation could be subject to Gift Aid which will increase the value of any donation by 25%. 

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Your family and friends are your priority. However, after making provisions for them, would you consider supporting Cricket Derbyshire Foundation in your Will?

Any gift can be ring-fenced to support one particular Cricket Derbyshire Project or the overall work of the charity.  The receipt of any gift can also be kept private and confidential or promoted as a legacy if requested.

Please remember to include the charity’s registered charity number when you include your gift - registered in England and Wales with Charity Reg No. 1155801.

Your chosen solicitor will be able to give you any help or information but if you or representatives want to discuss leaving a gift to support the Foundation please don’t hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01332 388101. 


As well as having some excellent professional staff to deliver Cricket Derbyshire’s wide range of projects – the Foundation relies on a number of volunteers who commit their time and appropriate skills free of charge. 

If you are interested in giving some of your time to support the work of the Foundation please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01332 388101.       

Charity Partners


Charity Partners 2014
Heart Research UK
Heart Research UK is a national charity that has been helping hearts since 1967. The charity encourage people locally to live healthier, happier and longer lives through our work in funding ground-breaking medical research as well as helping communities to improve their lifestyles through our Healthy Hearts grants.

The Laura Centre, Derby
The Laura Centre offers specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person. 

Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre
The Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre provide wonderful holidays at the seaside at Skegness for many thousands of deserving children. Each year around 450 children have a week’s holiday at their Centre and the experience they have can have such a beneficial effect on each child that it can remain with them throughout their lives. 

Latest News


Tuesday 15th July, 2014
Over 300 local schoolchildren recently visited The 3aaa County Ground to take part in the Heart of Cricket Project, funded thanks to a Healthy Heart Grant from Heart Research UK and SUBWAY.

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Wednesday 18th June, 2014
The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1155801) has received £60,600 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to launch the Proud to be Derbyshire Project, designed to safeguard and promote the heritage of cricket across the county.  

The project will form a Cricket Derbyshire photographic archive and bring together images spanning over 140 years.

As well as a permanent archive at The 3aaa County Ground, the project will also produce an extensive online resource to be accessible to all.

The heritage project will recruit help from members, volunteers, community clubs, schools and other stakeholders. It is due to be completed by December 2015. 

Commenting on the Award, Cricket Derbyshire Director of Partnerships, Ryan Duckett said: “We are delighted to have received this award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“The project will inspire, safeguard and promote the heritage of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and its intrinsic links with people across the county."

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Monday, 24th February  2014
Derbyshire Captain Wayne Madsen is getting behind a project to help children in Derby learn how to live a first-class healthy lifestyle and reduce their risk of heart disease.

The Heart of Cricket project, funded by a Healthy Heart grant from national charity Heart Research UK and sandwich franchise SUBWAY® stores, will be delivered by the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation, and is being championed by batsman Madsen.

The project, which starts in March, will reach 20 primary schools, over four weeks, in the most deprived areas of Derby, and will use cricketers as role models to demonstrate how a healthy heart is the result of important lifestyle choices. The sessions will also discuss how professional cricketers train and eat before matches. The programme will show how diet choices and being active contribute to having a healthy heart.

It will be delivered through a mix of classroom-based activity, cricket-based coaching and kwik-cricket sessions. It will culminate in a match-day at the County Ground for each of the 20 schools, where they will take part in a cricket demonstration during the interval.

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Friday, 22 November 2013
Derbyshire County Cricket Club was awarded the Best Community Programme prize at the ECB Business of Cricket Awards.

The Club picked up the prestigious industry award for its dedicated work, alongside the Derbyshire Cricket Board, within local communities across the whole of Derbyshire. 

The award is focused upon how the Club has developed and strengthened relationships with their local County Board with the aim at boosting attendance and participation with maximum inclusion.

Derbyshire's Director of Partnerships Ryan Duckett said: "We're delighted with the award. It's a great reward for a lot of hard work that's gone into the Cricket Derbyshire partnership over the last 12 months.

"We've been working closely with 267 schools and 125 community clubs, engaging with over 30,000 young people to bring cricket to the communities of Derbyshire.

“The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation has recently been established as part of a joint initiative between the professional Club and Derbyshire Cricket Board. This will continue to develop the Cricket Derbyshire community outreach programme and benefit cricket across the county. 

"The Chairman, Directors and Senior Executives at both Derbyshire County Cricket Club and the Derbyshire Cricket Board have embraced the value of aligned strategies under the Cricket Derbyshire umbrella and must take a lot of credit for this award.

"We've had excellent support from key stakeholders across the county. Hopefully this award will allow us to engage with new stakeholders, develop our community programme further and help deliver key Cricket Derbyshire objectives in terms of player and facility development."

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