03 Oct Tenant Profile – Accrington Stanley Community Trust
Accrington Stanley Community Trust is a non-profit, self-funding registered charity (Number 1139575) and community organisation that has been working within the Hyndburn community since 2007. After becoming a registered charity and re-forming as a Community Trust in 2010, the organisation has seen an accelerated rise and growth.
Accrington Stanley Community Trust was originally established under the banner of Football in the Community in 2007, with the aim to bring the professional club and their community closer together. Natural progression from Football in the Community resulted in the scheme being taken on to work alongside and under the guidance of the Football League Trust. Accrington Stanley Community Trust has expanded at a phenomenal rate and we now work in 4 key themed areas: Sports Participation, Education, Health & Wellbeing and Social Inclusion.
As a Trust we are committed to ensuring that we respond to local needs whilst working strategically in line with regional and national agendas. We work with local schools to provide sport session as well as giving free sports coaching sessions to disadvantaged young people who have very little access to such provision. We offer activities that engage hundreds of disabled young people each year through our disability sessions and facilitate walking football and socialising activities for over 50s in the area to increase exercise and reduce social isolation. We run the National Citizenship Service (NCS) for all 16-17 year olds in the local area where they get to go on a one in a life time trip and gain a qualification while doing it. We aim to empower leaders, coaches and volunteers that carry out the sessions while they are with us.
For more information on what Accrington Stanley Community Trust can offer please go to www.stanleytrust.co.uk, call 01254 304071 or email [email protected]