Blackpool FC Community Trust is the official charity of Blackpool FC, based at Bloomfield Road Stadium.
Working with residents as young as 2 years old up to adults in the later stages of life, BFCCT provide a diverse range of programmes to increase social inclusion opportunities; improve physical fitness, health and education; and lessen involvement in anti-social behaviour.
This year alone they have worked with more than 17,000 Blackpool residents and delivered over 8,000 sessions. The Trust has invested £2millon into our community, engaging with half a million people face to face and online.
Many of the initiatives they 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.
Blackpool FC Community Trust works to support local needs and by linking with local partners they can increase their impact on our town. BFCCT receive in-kind support from several local agencies which has proved a great benefit and should not go unrecognised. Working with so many organisations has allowed the Trust 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 provides full-time education offers, from BTEC Sport courses to Foundation and Top Up Degree courses, all based at Bloomfield Road Stadium.
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 Trust has grown significantly and has become an established organisation, providing something for everybody, that every Blackpool FC fan and resident should be involved in and very proud of.
Please follow the progress of Blackpool FC Community Trust and get involved where you can.