Impact Reviews

Impact Review

2022 - 2023

Our 2022/23 Impact Review showcases the challenging yet successful journey we had last season. Despite the backdrop of a cost-of-living crisis, the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and operating in one of the most underprivileged towns in the country, we remained committed to providing support that actually improves the lives of local residents.

More recently, we’ve looked to adopt a new strategic perspective, emphasising impactful provision. Last season, we pushed our team to evaluate the impact of their work and whether they could make more of a difference by focusing on building long-term relationships to create a meaningful impact rather than through fewer large-scale participation events.

As a result, this led to a decrease in the number of unique participants we engaged with, but a considerable increase in the frequency of visits and positive interactions, developing a genuine impact.

Among the standout accomplishments of the season is our support for women’s football in the town. This has been a goal we’ve considered and meticulously planned for years, to ensure seamless collaboration with the already successful Blackpool FC Girls and Ladies grassroots initiatives.

Our confirmation as one of the country’s first FA Girls Emerging Talent Centres on the Fylde Coast highlights our commitment, while the Ladies’ team playing fixtures at Bloomfield Road emphasises the Club’s support. We’re really proud of the progress we’ve made in this area, and even more excited for what’s to come in the future.

In December, we launched our Warm-Up Hubs, designed to support individuals who may struggle to pay bills and put food on the table. Thanks to the generous funding from our local council and further support from our Club’s owner, Simon Sadler, we have been able to provide a warm environment, hot meals, activities, and sociable company to more than 100 attendees weekly. While it’s heartbreaking that people in our town need this type of support, it’s been overwhelming witnessing the collective effort to provide for those who need it.

The season brought its share of challenges, including the discontinuation of national funding for NCS and the Opportunity Area programmes. Despite these and other obstacles, we’ve dedicated ourselves to maintaining our programmes locally, recognising our impact on the local youth and their importance to the community.

Our duty to deliver successful programmes remains steadfast, but securing the necessary funding for ongoing projects is tough. With the added probability of further reductions in public funding, we have to explore inventive ways to sustain our crucial support.

That being said, the future looks to be really exciting as we embark on new facility developments and see the evolution of innovative strategies in numerous areas with a specific focus on Esports and our LGBTQ+ community, among other initiatives.

We take immense pride in our achievements to date and look forward to what’s next.

Our 2022/23 impact review can be found here.

Impact Review


It is with great pride that we introduce you to our 2021 Impact Review.

Hopefully, this document will give you a thorough understanding of the great work that the Blackpool FC Community Trust team have delivered over the past year.

We are really proud to have introduced a number of new provisions, whilst sustaining all of the work we did in 2020.

This document should give you an understanding of all the work we do and also demonstrate the impact of all the dedication and willingness of the team to go over and above to support our Community

Please take the time to read our case studies, from a host of our participants, which bring to life the work we do.

If you would like to know how you, your family or an organisation can link with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Our 2021 impact review can be found here


Our 2020 Highlights

2020 has certainly been a year like no other, with national lockdowns and COVID-19 taking the greatest focus of the year. Blackpool FC Community Trust have had to refocus, refresh and understand how our provisions can continue to support our community and also continue to exist and evolve.

Click here to view Our 2020 Highlights

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Our 2019 Highlights

“This past year has been record breaking for us, with further increases in income, staff, participants, sessions delivered and visits to our sessions over the twelve month period and we are very proud of our achievements.”

Ashley Hackett, Chief Executive Officer, Blackpool FC Community Trust.

Click here to download Our 2019 Highlights booklet.

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2017-18 Impact Review

“It has been another very successful year for Blackpool FC Community Trust, our most successful to date, with more projects being delivered, more local people involved and a lot more awareness of the good work our team do.” 

Ashley Hackett, Chief Executive Officer, Blackpool FC Community Trust.

It’s been a fantastic 2018 for Blackpool FC Community Trust. Read all about it – 2017-18 Impact Review

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