Club Partnerships

Accrington Stanley Community Trust

Accrington Stanley Community Trust is a non-profit, self-funding registered charity and community organisation working within the Hyndburn community since 2007. The Trust work with a wide variety of partners which enables them to deliver a diverse range of activities to the local community.

All community provision aligns with one of the club’s four core strands of Sport, Education, Health and Inclusion, ensuring the Trust can meet the needs and interests of the local community.
The Community Trust has been recognised for their commitment and dedication to providing high quality services and provision over recent years. In 2018, the Community Trust won the ‘Not for Profit’ Business of the Year at the Hyndburn Business Awards, following this up in 2019 as joint winners, along with Accrington Stanley Football Club, of The Beacon Award which recognises a local business that is an inspiration for all in the borough.
To further develop the fantastic work that is delivered, in March 2020 the Trust moved into its very own brand new £2m sports facility. Stanley Sports Hub is now the home of the Community Trust office and comes equipped with classrooms, changing rooms, a cafeteria, in addition to a full size 3G pitch and grass pitches. Study Programmes have been delivered by the Trust since 2011 and have had a fantastic success rate over the years. Over 200 students have received qualifications whilst studying with us, and we also offer two Foundation Degrees in partnership with the University of South Wales. With a new chapter beginning at the Stanley Sports Hub, the Trust is perfectly placed to enhance all aspects of their delivery.
Stanley Sports Hub, Thorneyholme Road, Accrington
01254 475013

Bradford City Community Foundation

Bradford City Community Foundation are a self-funded charity whose main aim is to promote the improvement of health and well-being of the local community through the medium of football and multi sports. They aim to encourage more people of all ages, race, gender and ability to play football and multi sports whilst educating them in the areas of health and fitness.

With 18 full time members of staff, plus additional casual coaches, they are able to fulfil their commitment to schools around Bradford and the surrounding areas, offering provision to over 20,000 young people a year through their work in schools and the popular Premier League Primary Stars programme. They provide a BTEC Level 3 qualification to post 16 learners, a foundation degree to 18+ and also literacy, reading and numeracy to primary children to improve low achievers confidence in these subjects.
They have a committed National Citizen Service (NCS) team based in Calderdale who provide the NCS programme to around 500 participants each year (aged 16-18), an excellent programme which builds confidence and prepares young people for the wider world. Finally, they run a thriving Disability Football Club who meet twice a week and play matches on a weekend, they also attend local tournaments including a yearly trip to Holland.
Valley Parade, Bradford
01274 706850

Bristol Rovers Community Trust

Bristol Rovers Community Trust work with a wide spectrum of the community offering social inclusion, health, education and sports participation projects to give people the opportunity of enhancing and improving their life choices. They aim to engage and inspire people of all ages as well as unite the communities in which they live in.

The trust was launched in 1992 as part of the PFA’s nationwide Football in the Community initiative designed to encourage children to play football and support their local club. Since then the community trust had rapidly evolved, achieving charitable status in 2001 and winning Bristol Charity of the year at the Bristol Life Awards in 2018. As a trust they offer four exciting courses which combine academic studies with a sporting experience where students represent Bristol Rovers Football Club in competitive EFL fixtures.
Memorial Stadium
Filton Ave, Bristol BS7 0BF
0117 952 2581