Stoke City Football Club's Community Trust was founded in 1989 and became a registered charity in 2004.
Formerly known as the Club's Football in the Community scheme or Community Programme, the Trust engages with people in many varied ways to stimulate an environment in which they can realise their potential and subsequently accomplish more in whatever walk of life they choose for personal and professional development.
The power of sport, particularly football, is used to engage with people of all ages, abilities and social backgrounds. The Trust is committed to inclusion work, promoting health and wellbeing, and improving education.
As well as providing sporting opportunities for young people to pursue and enjoy a more active lifestyle, programmes also stimulate a more positive outlook for others in need of encouragement and support, regardless of their economic status or physical ability.
The Trust is devoted to the community it serves. Within the catchment areas of Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stafford, South Staffordshire and parts of North-West Shropshire, we contact and attempt to benefit the lives of approximately 150,000 children and young people each year.
Self-funding and financially independent of Stoke City Football Club, the Trust is accountable to a Board of Trustees. These include Stoke-on-Trent South MP Robert Flello and Denis Smith, who made over 400 City appearances between 1966 and 1982.
Since the Club won promotion to the Barclays Premier League in 2008, the Trust has developed remarkably, from a highly respected deliverer of football courses to a leading provider of sporting, education and social programmes.
The Community Trust strives to:
- Provide opportunities for all, regardless of their background, ethnicity, economic status or physical ability.
- Provide opportunities for community participation in physical activity or recreational activities.
- Excel in being a proactive and socially responsive organisation, attuned to the community we serve.
Key focus areas are:
- Sports Participation
- Education and Lifelong Learning
- Health and Wellbeing
Call us - (01782) 592252
Write to us - Stoke City Community Trust, bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG
Registered Charity Number: 1104006 | Company Number: 04875877