The EFL Trust is a football charity which is the charitable arm of the English Football League (EFL) with the vision to create Stronger, Healthier, More Active Communities.
We use the power of the Club badge to reach into our communities and deliver a wide range of initiatives, focusing on improving health and wellbeing; raising aspirations and realising potential and building stronger, more cohesive communities.
Our network engages with over 840,000 participants and generates income and funding of over £101m to invest into their community activities every year.
Work With Us
University of South Wales: Foundation Community and Football
“We are now in our third year of our partnership the EFL Trust delivering a unique Foundation Degree. The course focuses on supporting grass roots football across the UK with students based within EFL clubs. The unique blend of theory, coaching practicals and applied work placements ensures that graduating students are equipped with the necessary skills to work within the football coaching and development industry.”
National Citizen Service
“At NCS Trust, we are proud to work with EFL Trust. They have delivered life changing Nation Citizen Service experiences for young people across the country since our pilots in 2011. Their reach into communities, their passion and their commitment have made them great partners over the past four years as NCS has reached over 100,000 young people. We are excited to be working with them in the years ahead as we reach our goal of engaging one million young people by 2020.”
Every Player Counts: Sports participation for all
“The 25 clubs around England involved in the Every Player Counts programme cover the length and breadth of the country, from Plymouth to Carlisle and Southend to Shrewsbury and are located in a mixture of built-up metropolitan boroughs and more rural locations – which gives the programme as wide a focus as possible.
”The club trusts are addressing specific gaps and needs in disability football within their area which is delivered in a way that made the most of their existing skills.”
Professional Footballers Association
“In 2016, the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) and clubs from the English Football League celebrated a partnership spanning 30 years of commitment to Community Programmes across the country.
”The emphasis on Player’s Social Responsibilities has been a key factor to effect positive change in our communities and society as a whole.”