Sponsorship of The Sanctuary has come from a wide range of local companies, organisations and individuals. It enabled us to create a variety of wildlife habitats in our first year, such as the Sand Martin bank, the new lake and to install many bird and bat boxes across the site. It also provided this website.

Derby City Council and The Sanctuary project team are very grateful for the generous sponsorship or support that has already been given by the following:

Carsington Water Ranger Service
Debbie Court and Dave
Derby Natural History Society DNHS
Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Entomological Society DANES
Derbyshire Conservation Volunteers
Derbyshire Ornithological Society DOS
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust DWT

DNS Demolition
Edward Cowley, Sand Martin Trust
Kath Patrick and Nick Brown
Martin Roome
Martyn Aspinal, Rutland Water
Melbourne Developments
Mike Muddiman
Peter Johnson
RSPB Derby
Stuart Whitehead

Key Habitat Creation and Sponsorship Opportunities
When further sponsorship or grants are secured we intend to create yet more specialist habitats for unusual species. We also plan to enhance the facilities for the public to enjoy and appreciate the new wildlife haven created in their city centre.

These are some of our next priorities:

  • Construct viewing-birdwatching platforms at two key points and install adjacent interpretation boards and seating.
  • Create nesting habitat for Little Ringed Plover (to replace that being lost elsewhere in Derby)
  • Install a floating raft for nesting Common Tern
  • Produce promotional leaflet explaining the goals of The Sanctuary
  • Plant native trees around parts of perimeter fencing (blackthorn, hawthorn and rowan.
  • Create small sandy or calcareous areas to encourage a more diverse  range of plant and insect species.
  • Prepare a management plan and form a volunteer team to carry out practical on-site tasks.
  • Obtain sponsorship to commission works of public art for installation within and around The Sanctuary site.

    For further information on sponsorship opportunities, or to be kept informed of working party activities, please contact:

    Gethyn Davies, Pride Park Project Manager
    01332 258408


    Nick Moyes, Derby Museum Natural History Department.
    01332 716655

For more information on anything related to the Sanctuary including Species and Volunteer teams
please contact: nick.moyes@derby.gov.uk