Plus One

A Gift To Inspire

Major arts organisations and care sectors across Derby have joined together to create the Plus One scheme to provide exciting and high quality cultural experiences to looked after children, care leavers and their families.

Through public donations, Plus One provides opportunities for young people and their families to access free tickets to see performances and films, take part in a range of workshops and projects, working with a team of creatives from theatre, film-making to dance and music production.

Future for Plus One

So far over 500 young people have benefitted from the scheme and over 2,000 families have participated in a cultural experience thanks to the donations raised so far, but we want to expand the work we do to offer more exciting experiences and life-changing opportunities that matter to young people.

Every donation can help us work with more young people and provide cultural experiences that they and their families can enjoy together.

"It nurtures our talents... it doesn't care about our past, only our futures"

“The Plus One scheme is a valuable opportunity and has the potential to assist in improving the outcomes of children in care, what many of us may take for granted, children in care may not have the opportunity to know about or experience.”
Barnardo’s Foster Carer

 “Plus One has helped me gain a good apprenticeship with the local authority and supported me to develop my confidence for the interview.”

How You Can Help

You can donate to Plus One at the Box Offices at Derby TheatreDéda and QUAD, online using the link below or through your mobile, by texting PLUS10 plus the amount you would like to donate to 70070.

If you have any questions about making a donation, please call our Box Office on 01332 593939.

Make a Donation


The creative partners are three registered charities: Derby Theatre (Reg. Charity No. 1129005); QUAD (reg. Charity No. 115546) and Déda (Reg. Charity No. 1053633). Baby People are a not-for-profit company.

Plus One has been supported and given initial investment by The Mighty Creatives.