Club Partnerships

Accrington Stanley Community Trust

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

Bradford City Community Foundation is 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. It aims 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, the Foundation is 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. It provides 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.
Bradford has 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

Bristol Rovers Community Trust works 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. It aims 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
Carlisle United Community Trust

Carlisle United Community Trust

Carlisle Community Trust works with over 20,000 kids, young adults and adults through their wide range of daily initiatives. Their aim is to ‘inspire all participants to achieve their goals by delivering high quality innovative programmes through the power of Football and Sport’. They achieve this via 4 key themes: Sport, Education, Inclusion and Health.

The Trust was recently been recognised for their work by winning the ‘Social Enterprise’ and ‘Community Involvement’ awards at the Cumbria Business Awards. In addition, they have won the ‘Sport City Award’ at the Carlisle Living Awards.

Their main initiatives are: Premier league Primary Stars, National Citizen Service (NCS), Mental Health Football, Walking Football, and Premier League Girls programme. In addition, the Trust has a strong education pathway with many of their Study Programme learners progressing on to the Community Coaching & Development Degree (in partnership with the University of South Wales).

Carlisle has been successfully running the Study Programme for five years and have a 100% pass rate. They also excel on the pitch and have won five league titles and two national competitions.

Brunton Park, Warwick Road,
Carlisle CA1 1LL
01228 554169

Derby County Community Trust

Derby County Community Trust

Derby County Community Trust is committed to encouraging participation and achievement in sport, improving health and well-being, providing and enhancing education and promoting equality and diversity, and has been recognised as EFL Community Club of the Year twice since forming in 2008.

The Football and Education programme gives talented young individuals a platform to continue their full-time academic studies while receiving professional football coaching three days a week, with a weekly fixture in The EFL’s CEFA League.

Coaches are on hand to provide guidance to help participants find the correct balance of being a student athlete, combining the technical, tactical, psychological and physical facets of the game to promote the development of both academic studies and football.

On the pitch, the programme looks to test the players’ ability at the highest level of play outside of academy football. Competing in regional and national leagues gives players the opportunity to also trial at local semi-professional and professional clubs.

Off the pitch, Derby’s range of education partners deliver qualifications suited to each learner’s interests and academic abilities.

14 Pride Point Drive,
Derby DE24 8BX
01332 416140

Fleetwood Town Community Trust

Fleetwood Town Community Trust

Fleetwood Town Community Trust is an independent charity working in partnership with Fleetwood Town Football Club and were awarded the ‘Wyre Business Award’ in 2016 for their outstanding contribution to the local community.

The Trust aims to support and inspire individuals to become physically and emotionally healthy and build strong communities; through increased self-value and personal aspiration, within exciting and easily accessible programmes. They currently employ 32 members of staff who deliver high quality, outcome focused programmes which engage over 13,000 residents in Sport, Health and Education projects across Wyre.

This is achieved by delivering on average 120 sessions per week, some of which are in the 42 primary school they work with within Wyre and Fylde. Current partners of the Trust include: Regenda Housing, Royal British Legion, Healthier Fleetwood, Myerscough College and LFE. These partnerships are vital to the trusts developments and support their Traineeship, NCS and Football Education programmes.

The Trust offers a high quality study programme, whereby most learners complete an Extended Diploma and have a proven track record of learners accessing University degrees from this.

Poolfoot Farm, Butts Road,
Thornton Cleveleys FY5 4HX
01253 208442

Mansfield Town Football in the Community

Mansfield Town Football in the Community

Mansfield Town Football in the Community is a registered charity, committed to advancing equality, diversity and inclusion to all. Their fundamental aim is to find ways of supporting the local community by providing opportunities for physical activity, education, health and social inclusion and enjoyment.

This is done by encouraging participation in activities both in and out of schools, working across the board with age groups from five to 70-year-olds.

Current partnerships include: EFL Trust, LFE, Premier League (Premier League Primary Stars and Girls programmes), The PFA (Player Engagement, Notts FA (Every Player Counts) and Mansfield Town Football Club. Mansfield’s Football Education programme has been successfully running for five years.

Their programme is due to expand, offering students the opportunity to study a BTEC Level 2 or Level 3 qualification. Students are offered a variety of pathways upon completion of the course, such as: progression to University, employment opportunities and apprenticeships at Mansfield Town, USA Scholarships and support in to alternative employment.

Mansfield Town Football in the Community, One Call Stadium,
Quarry Lane, Mansfield, Notts
NG18 5DA
01623 656920

Nottingham Forest Community Trust

Nottingham Forest Community Trust

Established in 2010, Nottingham Forest Community Trust aims to help people realise their potential by creating pathways into training, education and employment – enhancing physical and mental well-being while creating stronger, safer and happier communities.

The Trust employs over 40 full-time staff, delivering a wide range of both physical and educational programmes across Nottingham city and the wider county.

Its qualified tutors have more than 15 years of teaching experience, in addition to being FA licensed coaches.

They combine innovative classroom learning with the practical experience of coaching and offer opportunities to represent the Nottingham Forest Football Development squad in both regional and national competitions.

Above all, Forest strives to ensure that its students have the opportunity to develop their understanding through a first-class education within a professional football experience.

The City Ground,
Nottingham NG2 5FJ
01159 824 318

Rochdale AFC Community Sports Trust

Rochdale AFC Community Sports Trust

Rochdale AFC Community Sports Trust works in partnership with Rochdale AFC, providing all members of the local community with the opportunity to access quality sport provision, regardless of their age, gender or ethnicity. They aim to increase participation in schools, improve health and wellbeing, whilst developing programmes that engage the whole of the community, using football as the driving force.

Last year, the Trust engaged with 19,000 participants and their current partners include: LFE, The EFL Trust, Link4Life, Clinical Commissioning Group, Redwood SEN School, Premier League, Manchester and Lancashire FA’s, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing and GM Police.

Rochdale began delivering the Study Programme in 2015 with the aims of engaging both male and female learners. The programme provides the opportunity to combine their passion of football and futsal with education, and offers excellent and unique exit routes. The programme offers excellent: tuition, support, pastoral care, player development, personal development, life skills, plus further opportunities to achieve additional awards. All learners will also compete in the EFL Trust leagues against other professional clubs.

Sandy Lane,
Rochdale OL11 5DR
0844 826 1907 (Option 6)

Sheffield United Community Foundation

Sheffield United Community Foundation

Sheffield United Community Foundations programmes are aimed at strengthening self-esteem, developing personal skills, promoting health and well-being, improving academic achievement and generally empowering people in the local area.

Their goal is to build links between the football club and the community using the appeal of football and sport in general to encourage, motivate and inspire all individuals, regardless of background, to achieve their potential.

Delivering programmes in Education & Training, Community Cohesion, Sports Participation, NCS and Health & Well-being, the foundation are able to engage with over 12,500 participants per year and provide over 162,500 hours’ worth of contact time.

Within Education & Training, since 2011 the education department has focused on providing high quality sports related qualifications to help kick start individuals careers in the sporting industry. This is achieved by providing passionate and excellent teaching, facilities and support.

The vast majority of graduates’ progress into Higher Education, with former students now working full-time within the foundation across the programmes discussed.

Sheffield United Academy,
Firshill Crescent S4 7DJ.
0114 261 9883

Southend United Community & Educational Trust

Southend United Community & Educational Trust

SUCET is the official charity partner of Southend United Football Club, using football as a vehicle to engage people across South East Essex. With a current social value of £7.3 million, SUCET provides quality and inclusive football and sports provision that improves health and well-being as well as, education and training whilst promoting community cohesion and shared common values.

Through key partnerships, including the EFL Trust, LFE, Premier League, The PFA and Southend United, they provide a multi-agency community focused approach ensuring aims and objectives are consistently achieved.

They currently deliver services in over 75 different venues, engaging over 10,000 people in recent years. SUCET offers an end-to-end education model. The journey can start with the Princes Trust Team programme which can feed into a Traineeship in sport.

Learners can then progress to the BTEC programmes, followed by level 3 coaching apprenticeships or University. Throughout their studies, learners will also be given the opportunity to volunteer across programmes, as well as complete an FA Level 1 coaching qualification through the Premier League Kicks scheme.

Roots Hall, Victoria Avenue
Southend On Sea SS2 6NQ
01702 341351

Wigan Athletic Community Trust

Wigan Athletic Community Trust

Wigan Athletic Community Trust works with Wigan Athletic to improve health, enhance life chances and create stronger, safer communities. Working with over 14,000 people a year on projects based around Schools, Community Development and Training and Schools, the Community Trust aims to increase participation in sport from under-represented groups, encourage young people and families to lead a healthier life, improve the skills and aspirations of young people and contribute towards increased community cohesion.

Within its Training and Skills offer, a number of opportunities and qualifications are provided for young people to help kick start their careers in sport or in a number of other industries. Courses include Level 2 and 3 BTECs, Traineeships, NCS and the government’s new Kickstart scheme – giving the opportunity for unemployed young people to work within the organisation.

Using a number of venues including the DW Stadium and Wigan Athletic Youth Academy, learners have the chance to gain valuable work experience in schools and other community settings, FA Level 1 and 2 qualifications, excellent teaching and support from staff and the opportunity to transition into paid employment with the Trust or into further education.

Montrose Skills Hub, Montrose Avenue,
Wigan, WN5 9XN
01942 318090