Harrogate Town Community


Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation CIO is a registered charity in England and Wales 1186826.

Our mission is to motivate, educate, inspire and empower all people to achieve their potential and improve their quality of life. We pride ourselves on playing an active and vital role in the local community, creating a healthy, happy and connected Harrogate and District. We are grateful to be the affiliated and official charity of Harrogate Town Football Club, a professional football club playing in the English Football League.

Our three main objectives:

Improved Health & Wellbeing
• Reducing strain on local health and social services
• A reduction in preventable health-based issues based on poor life choices
• Improved mental wellbeing in the community.

Stronger, Safer & Connected Communities
• Reducing levels of anti-social behaviour and crime 
• Improved quality of life
• Improved community cohesion.

Enhanced Life Opportunities
• A reduction in the gap in life chances between communities.
• More people achieving their potential
The main areas of work that we undertake are as follows;

PE and School Sport
-Primary School PE lessons and after school clubs
-Futsal sessions
-Nursery sessions

Outreach and Engagement
-National Citizen Service (NCS) Delivery Partners for Harrogate and District

Health and Wellbeing
-Town Running Club
-Walking Football
-Sporting Memories

Matchdays and Community Development
-Flagbearers and Mascots
-Harry Gator Appearances

Support the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation relies on funding from different sources to allow all activity to take place. If you would like to help support the charity, there a number of ways in which you can do this. Katie Macrae is the Fundraising Officer, organising events and giving guidance to those who might wish to fundraise on behalf of the charity.

Current fundraising activities include our Text to Win competitions and links to our Just Giving page. For more details please email: [email protected]
The charity is supported by a number of organisations, including: Harrogate Town AFC, The National League Trust (NLT), The English Football League Trust (EFLT), The Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF), The Professional Footballers Association (PFA), The Two Ridings Foundation, Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioners and the Sporting Memories Network.

Charity Requests / Signed Items / Player Engagements

We receive a large volume of requests for signed items, support of local charitable events or causes and also player appearances/engagements. Due to the number received unfortunately we are unable to accommodate every single request. 

Harrogate Town AFC and Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation work closely with a number of local charities and causes that align with our values and objectives. In particular focused on; Improving Health and Wellbeing, Creating stronger, happier and connected communities and Enhancing Life chances. 

Focus will be particular given to local causes within Harrogate and District, however each request will be considered and supported if at all possible. 

Harrogate Town AFC
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