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Burton Albion’s Impact In in the Community is Worth Millions

BURTON Albion Community Trust’s impact on the wellbeing of the people of East Staffordshire has never been more needed and an impact study has shown that when it really mattered the charity was there to help. In any normal year, BACT’s reach into the community, its ability to help and motivate people and its position […]

Football Clubs Support COVID Vaccination and Testing Programmes

Throughout the COVID pandemic Football Clubs and their charities have continued to support their communities, making 940,000 food deliveries to those in need, tackling loneliness by making over 280,000 calls and doing thousands of garden gate visits.  Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in the number of EFL Club stadia and […]

Football Club Community organisations expand Coronavirus community care thanks to Barclays Donation

EFL Football Clubs in Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Nottingham have been awarded a collective £400,000 from Barclays to feed hungry people, combat loneliness and ensure that these vital services continue to be available as we eventually move out of the pandemic. The Football Club Community Organisations are amongst 100 UK charities to be awarded a […]

Football Clubs Launch New Programme to Help Young People Find Employment

Six EFL Football Clubs are part of an exciting new programme which will provide 18-24 year olds with the key skills and experience to find employment. The EFL Trust’s Training Ground programme is part of a new portfollio of programmes supported by with the Youth Futures Foundation. Initially the Community Organisations at six Clubs; Blackpool, […]

Apprenticeships lead to full time employment during pandemic…

Despite the global pandemic Walsall FC Community Trust have created 6 new jobs from their Apprenticeship Scheme. Walsall have run a very successful Apprenticeship programme, in its varying guises, since 1989.  Currently 13 of the Trust’s 15 full time staff have come through the apprenticeship programme. This includes the current Community Director Adam Davy and […]

Jack Beetham: My apprenticeship at the EFL Trust has been life changing

‘Build the Future’ was the theme for National Apprenticeship Week last week, encouraging people to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career. The Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan opened up the week saying, “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to learn while you earn, opening […]

Apprenticeship helps Taryn Find Her Dream Job

For apprentice Taryn Follows, combining her passion for sports and working with children was something she was determined to make possible. Thanks to Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s apprenticeship programme, Taryn, 18, was able to turn her dream into a reality after joining the 18-month programme in September 2019. The programme aims to provide youngsters aged 16-19 […]

Will Mellor: The More Practical Way to Get Experience and a Degree

Will Mellor, by his own admission, is not a particularly academic person but he is a great example how there are many routes to qualifications, employment and success. Leaving school, a university education was not on the cards for Will and he struggled to get that critical first step into employment. A 12 week traineeship […]