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New EFL Community Director Appointed To Lead EFL Trust

Debbie Cook has been appointed as the EFL’s new Director of Community and will be responsible for overseeing the management of the EFL’s charitable arm, the EFL Trust. Having worked in local government for 22 years, Cook brings a wealth of leadership experience, previously holding CEO positions at a national health charity and YMCA Humber […]

United In Support For Our Armed Forces Community

EFL Clubs and their Community Organisations have been paying their respects and tributes to the Armed Forces community. Grounds across the EFL stood still this November to observe two-minute silences prior to kick offs, also welcoming military personnel, players wearing poppies on shirts and wreaths laid on the pitch. The Armed Forces Community are a […]

EFL in the Community Newsletter: Issue Four – Out Now!

The latest issue of our EFL in the Community newsletter is out now! The publication showcases a selection of the invaluable activities carried out by EFL Clubs and their Club Community Organisations (CCOs). Taking place every day across England and Wales, EFL Clubs and CCOs collectively continue to make a huge difference and positive impact […]

EFL Trust Supports Growing And Groundbreaking Youth Voice Programme

The EFL Trust – along with four EFL Club Community Organisations – are empowering youth voice in several communities via a pioneering programme. The charitable arm of the EFL is partnering with the Youth Endowment Fund, the #iwill Fund (a joint investment between The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Culture, Media and […]

The power of youth voice in Yorkshire

“Listening to their [young people] journey makes me once again realise the power of volunteering and how it can positively impact a community.” How 18-year-old Shamza Butt views her time volunteering in the Bradford where she, and so many young people in her area, are making a huge difference in their community. With today (Tuesday […]

Smart Energy GB Extend Partnership With EFL Trust and EFL

The EFL and Smart Energy GB have agreed a two-year partnership extension which will see football supporters across England and Wales continue to receive help in understanding their energy spending. Smart Energy GB teamed up with the EFL and EFL Trust in 2021 and has since held a series of engaging community focused activities showcasing […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 – Q&A with Headstart Mental Health Transformation Officer

Earlier this week, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we announced the expansion of our Headstart programme across the North West of England. Headstart, which has supported almost a thousand pupils since it began with the milestone transition from primary to secondary school will be delivered by a further seven EFL Club Community Organisations […]

Headstart makes expansive headway in North West

Thousands of Year 6 pupils across the North West of England, making the transition into secondary school, will benefit from a mental health programme involving several EFL Club Community Organisations (CCOs). Since 2022, the EFL Trust and four CCOs have supported dozens of schools and hundreds of pupils across Lancashire and South Cumbria via a […]

Over 72,000 Primary School Children Set To Discover The Joy of moving

This year marks the ninth year of the EFL Trust delivering Ferrero UK’s corporate social responsibility programme, Joy of moving, in England and Wales. Through the charity partnership, EFL Club Community Organisations will continue to support and inspire thousands of children to lead an active and balanced lifestyle. The Joy of moving, Ferrero’s unbranded CSR […]