Who are Blackpool FC Community Trust
Blackpool FC Community Trust (BFCCT) is the official charity of Blackpool FC, based at Bloomfield Road Stadium. Working with residents as young as two years old up to adults in the later stages of life, Blackpool FC Community Trust provide a diverse range of programmes to increase social inclusion opportunities; improve physical fitness, health, and education; and lessen involvement in anti-social behaviour.
Many of the initiatives we deliver are directly funded through partner organisations and grant-awarding bodies. Some of these include The Premier League; the EFL Trust; The PFA; Sport England; Big Lottery; The Football Foundation; NHS Blackpool CCG and Blackpool Council to name a few. BFCCT constantly evolves to support local need and by linking with local partners we can increase our impact on the town.
Working with so many organisations has allowed us to become a vital strategic partner in activity provision across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. In addition to the wealth of programmes out in the community and local schools, BFCCT provide several education opportunities on site. These include an alternative to main-stream schooling for Year 10 and 11 students; Traineeships for those not currently in work or education; as well as full-time education offers as part of Blackpool FC Sports College. Studying at Blackpool FC Sports College gives students the unique opportunity to learn within the largest sports organisation in Blackpool. This means students can speak to, and gain experience from, professionals currently working in the sport, fitness, and leisure sector.
In recent years, the Community Trust has grown into a well-established organisation, providing something for everybody, that every Blackpool FC fan and resident should be involved with and very proud of. Last season we were awarded with Community Club of the Season at the Northwest Football Awards as well being crowned Regional Community Club of the Season at the EFL Awards.
Speaking about 2021 successes, Ashley Hackett, Chief Executive Officer for Blackpool FC Community Trust said:
“I am so proud of the impact we have consistently had in our community, none of which would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our remarkable staff. With the support of Blackpool Football Club, we have been able to succeed in our aims regardless of the effects of the pandemic. We look forward to another successful year with a lot of exciting opportunities ahead.”
Please follow the progress of Blackpool FC Community Trust and get involved where you can.