About the EFL Trust
The EFL Trust is the charitable arm of the English Football League (EFL) and was established in 2008 to oversee the remarkable and diverse work of EFL’s Club Community Organisations (CCOs).
Our vision is to help create ‘Stronger, Healthier, More Active Communities.’
EFL Football Clubs are based in the heart of 72 communities located all across the country. Over 47.6 million people live within 15 miles of an EFL Club and over 40.4 million lived within 10 miles. This represents 80% and 68% of the population of England and Wales respectively. The Clubs’ associated Community Organisations use the power of Football and the affinity people have to their team, to deliver a wide range of community initiatives focusing on raising people’s aspirations and quality of life.
Our core purpose is to support all the CCOs in our network to help us achieve our collective vision. We have established a reputation working with both commercial partners and on government contracts to successfully deliver a range of services. We focus on:
- Improving health and wellbeing
- Raising aspirations and realising potential
- Building stronger, more cohesive communities
Collectively the network engages with over 840,000 participants every year. It is estimated that EFL Clubs and CCOs generated a total of £865,196,135 of social value across their full range of community initiatives.
The EFL Trust aims to support the network by securing programmes for our CCOs to deliver significant impact in their communities. You can find out more about our programmes here.
Click here to find out more in our 2019-2024 EFL Trust Strategy
The impact that our Clubs and Community Organisations have in the community is significant and unparalleled. To find out more about who we reach and work with and the impact this has, click here