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EFL Trust

The EFL Trust is a national charity that uses the power of football to change people’s lives.

The Trust unites the inspirational work delivered across England and Wales by the dedicated network of community trusts associated to the 72 EFL clubs. These charities have a combined annual turnover of over £50million, and 2,500 members of staff, including teachers, coaches and professional health workers. Each year these Trusts engage with over 1.5million people using the power of football to improve health, inspire education, reduce crime, increase participation and tackle many difficult social issues like drug abuse, dementia and homelessness. 

Based in the heart of their communities the 72 EFL Community Trusts use the magnetism of their club badge to connect with people and tackle society’s greater goals by inspiring people through powerful projects built upon a foundation of its key themes of sport, education, inclusion and health. Under these four themes, the Trust’s national projects have the scale and impact to improve communities around the country. The Female Football Development (FFD) scheme, for example, has so far inspired more than 40,000 new players to start playing the women's and girls' game.  In another scheme, 40,000 primary school children got active and learned about healthy eating thanks to Kinder+Sport Move & Learn programme. The Trust also delivers the Government’s key National Citizen Service (NCS). Last 10,000 15 to 17-year-olds took part in NCS with the EFL Trust and learned vital life skills designed to help a young person’s transition in to adulthood. These young people delivered around 300,000 hours of social activity to help improve their communities. 

Since 2007, winning partnerships have played an integral role, and today, The Trust is proud to team up with numerous organisations to turn goals into reality, including;, The Premier League, The PFA, The FA, Sport England, Ferrero NCS, The Open University, University of South Wales, and many more.


EFL Trust recognised as a national leader in developing provision for sport, education, health and community engagement.


To advise, support and resource the network of community trusts of EFL Clubs in the development of their community provision and represent their best interests to key stakeholders.

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