Under 11s Cup – Regional finals begin next week!

The inaugural National League Under 11s Cup reaches the regional final stage next week.  Primary schools from across the country have competed at tournaments run by 40 National League clubs and now meet in regional competitions to decide the four schools who will play at Wembley. The tournaments take place on: South East – Woking, 22 March South West – Bath, 27 March North West – Stockport, 28 March North East – Lincoln, 29 March In these competitions the schools will play in the name of their National League side, and will wear their kit.  The schools competing in the [...]

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Winter Tour as Trustees visit projects

The winter has been a busy time for National League Trust trustees, as a number of projects received their presentation cheques for their recent grant awards. Chairman Brian Lee MBE and trustees Lord Faulkner of Worcester and Dennis Leman (PFA) travelled the length and breadth of the country to see some of the grant work being delivered by our Clubs and their charities. AFC Telford United received a cheque for 50,000 - this funding represents a support over two years for their community sport and arts work in primary and secondary schools. Barrow AFC have been running a successful girls football [...]

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The Imps in the Community awarded £118,113 by BBC Children in Need

Lincoln City FC Sport & Education Trust - known as Imps in the Community - have been successful in achieving funding from BBC Children in Need for the Get Onside Programme. They have been awarded a grant of £118,113 over 3 years. This will help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Lincoln. The Get Onside programme works towards helping each child realise their potential through: enabling them to access sport and physical activity sessions, helping them develop essential skills and give them an environment to practise and enable children to be [...]

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AUTUMN HARVEST – A BUMPER 18 PROJECTS FUNDED IN OCTOBER

GRANTS NOW OVER £4.76m The Autumn proved to be a busy season for the Trust, as Club Community Organisations (CCOs) took the opportunity to apply for funds to run programmes over the winter months. Trustees awarded 18 grants in October, amounting to just over £307,000. Some were to new project and other additional funding to allow existing programmes to continue. Two new clubs applied successfully for the first time: East Thurrock and Poole Town. East Thurrock’s project Sporting Steps will use the funds to employ a disability coach and they will work closely with the local Treetops Special School. Poole Town [...]

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Parents in Southport Get on the Ball with Action for Children

Southport Football Club has joined forces with leading UK charity Action for Children to launch ‘Parents on the Ball’, an innovative and fun community programme which will equip participants in Sefton with new parenting skills and confidence. The programme, based at Southport’s Merseyrail Community Stadium, will offer mums, dads, grandparents and other carers from Southport and the surrounding area the opportunity to learn more about healthy family living.  The 12-week course will kick-off in September. Action for Children works in local communities across the UK to support children, young people and their families at the earliest opportunity.  Services in Merseyside [...]

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