HARROGATE TOWN Community FOUNDATION
Work has started to set up an official charity for Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation, the main charity objects will be to;
- Promote community participation in healthy recreation
- Improve the health and wellbeing of residents from Harrogate and District
- Engage people from different backgrounds in activities that will help bring the community together and create positive change
Our existing community foundation work can be split into three main sections...
Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation – C.I.C
The Harrogate Town Community Foundation began operating in 2014 and in its first three years the Foundation was twice the recipient of national awards for the most innovative community projects.
Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation C.I.C is a community investment, not for profit, organisation. With the aim of the foundation is to provide opportunities for individuals to enhance their opportunities in life.
To that end we provide access to training programmes as well as to work-based qualifications, both of which lead to better understanding of health, exercise and diet issues.
Through this pathway we hope to build greater self-esteem, improve life skills and ensure a better economic outlook for each participating in the different projects.
We are committed to building philanthropic resources to sustain, develop and grow healthy communities across Harrogate District. We aim to achieve this by continuing to work closely with strategic partners including;
· Harrogate Borough Council
· Job Centre Plus
· Harrogate Homeless Project
· Lifeline Harrogate
· North Yorkshire Horizons
· Dementia Forward
· Harrogate District Hospital
· The Pupil Referral Unit
· Local Army units
The Foundation’s work has been supported by a number of funding bodies including The Conference Trust, The Premier League, Player’s Football Association, The Big Lottery, The People’s Trust, The Heart Foundation as well as The Department for Works & Pensions. We have also enjoyed the support of private business with generous donations from CNG, Annapurna, Strata Homes, and The Howard Matthews Partnership.
If you are interested in the work the Foundation does and want to get involved do not hesitate to contact Community Development Manager Iain Service on Iainservice@harrogatetownafc.com.
The projects we have been and still are involved in so far include: