Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) camps
We run camps throughout all school holidays for children who receive free schools meals. We recently partnered with Birmingham Children’s Trust to provide spaces for the most vulnerable children over the Christmas period.
We have provided Winter Boxes for families who are struggling, which provide essential ingredients to both families whose children receive free school meals and those who don’t. There were winter activity packs for children eligible for free school meals which were made up of activities and games for children over the holiday period.
Wrap Up Birmingham Campaign (Human Appeal)
Raising funds and awareness for City based campaign. We Hosted a sleepout on 14th December and coat and warm clothing drop for people within the City. We organised a bucket collection and awareness campaign at our home fixture on December 16th to raise vital funds and have warm clothes drop off points around the stadium.
Health and wellbeing programmes
We are aware of the impact on both mental and physical wellbeing of the current crisis and to help our communities we have the following free sessions, in place. All of these initiatives have been created to provide free access to activities and to encourage socialisation, mental wellbeing and positive thinking during this difficult time.
Birmingham City will be supporting foodbanks in Sparkhill, Quinton, Kings Norton and Smith’s Wood with monetary donations from Half-Season Ticket purchases, as well as hosting food drop-off points on matchdays outside the Kop and in the Main Stand.
The Second City
Our renewed partnership with Let’s Feed Brum will see Blues utilise the charity’s Breakfast Club unit, and serve toast, fruit and cereal bars along busy school routes, completely free of charge.
We have extended our sessions for senior citizens by one hour to allow participants to stay in the warmth longer than usual, where they are offered warm drinks and the chance to socialise.
The affordable activities on offer are:
Blue's Bar extended opening hours
Open to staff and participants so they can save on utility bills by accessing Blue’s Bar. There are multiple discounts on food and drink, which allows the consumer to save money which can be used towards the cost-of-living crisis.
We are working in partnership with Blackpool Food Bank.
Starting from Tuesday 13th December 2022, The Big Food Truck will be based at Bloomfield Road near the North Stand Community Hub on Tuesdays between 2pm – 4pm and will be offering Family Bags at £5 and Single Bags at £3.
Blackpool FC Community Trust projects
These initiatives can be found on our Community Trust website at www.bfcct.co.uk
Matchday upgrade offer
Fans can upgrade to the Heineken or Moretti Lounges which includes a free pie and pint, for £10.
Our special Moretti and Heineken Lounge offer on selected October fixtures starts this weekend.— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC) September 27, 2022
Upgrade for the price of £10 and receive a free pie and a pint.
Book your place online now, or visit the Ticket Office.
2022-23 Club Membership scheme
Adult fans can purchase a Club Membership for £15 and receive £5 off per home game.
Junior fans can purchase a Junior Seasiders Membership for £10 and receive a hat and scarf, birthday and Christmas cards, plus two parties throughout the season.
Holiday Activity and Food programme
We offered free football activities and food for children who receive free school meals, during thee Christmas holidays across four sites.
At our holiday activity sessions we ran food pantries which families attending could access free supplementary food to take away with them to support over the Christmas period. The club supported a food collection to support this.
We provided a space for people to drop in to somewhere that is warm, to have a hot drink and conversation with staff over the Christmas period
Community food and isolation support
In January, we are planning to support 100 families per week with food hampers, while also checking in with our most vulnerable and isolated members of the community. This will be run in partnership with Fareshare South West, and the club’s front of shirt sponsors Huboo.
Family Area ticket offer
Tickets offers for all home games are available:
Season Ticket Holder Discounts
Season Ticket holders receive 10% off on food & drink.
Burnley FC in the Community foodbank
Burnley FC in the Community is working with the Burnley Together community hub to deliver the foodbank element of the facility during these unprecedented times.
The foodbank is in the heart of Burnley town centre. If you need a food parcel, please call Burnley Together on 01282 686 402 or visit https://burnleytogether.org.uk.
Boots for Bluebirds appeal
Cardiff City Football Club and Cardiff City FC Foundation are calling for all supporters to donate football boots to those who need them in our communities.
In all sizes - children and adult – we are looking for new or used donations of football boots, astroturf trainers and shin pads
Footwear donated will be distributed via Cardiff City FC Foundation to our partner schools and community groups starting with low-income families and young people living in areas of deprivation.
For details of the drop-off points, click here.
Huddersfield Town Foundation projects
We are currently delivering projects including Sporting Memories, Walking Football and Mental Health football sessions for adults, all of which are free of charge to attend.
Our weekly Premier League Kicks sessions for young people aged 8-13 are also all free of charge to attend.
We provided free spaces at holiday camps in Huddersfield and Dewsbury in December 2022 to children on free school meals. We work with specific schools for them to refer the young people.
More information can be found on our website here.
We will continue to promote foodbank bin collections around the John Smith's Stadium on match days.
Big Sleep Outs
Our fourth 'Big Sleep Out' event raised circa £10k, which has gone to local charities working to address homelessness and supporting people to avoid poverty.
Funds from our recent fifth 'Big Sleep Out' event are also due to be awarded in the coming months.
Our sixth Big Sleep Out will take place on Friday 24th March 2023 and we will once again invite the community to join us in fundraising at this event.
Fundraising for Breakfast Clubs
We continue to raise funds to provide for 40 Breakfast clubs across Kirklees, raising approximately £140k per annum.
Distributing free tickets for local young people
We award 150 free tickets per First Team game to young people, and to support those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford to attend games due to costs.
Half Season Card offer
Our Half Season Card offer is very competitively priced, and we have offered two games free of charge as an extra incentive, with the cost of living in mind.
Season Card Holders offer
We publish a list of benefits that Season Card holders receive from club partner organisations here.
Holiday Activity and Food Programme
Over the Christmas holidays we provided free activities and meals for children who receive free school meals. Click here for more information.
Tigers Trust provides weekly football sessions for those people living with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia to come together and develop their skills and feel better about themselves. To extend our support to beneficiaries, we have also been giving out food parcels at these sessions for our more vulnerable participants.
Our food parcels are made up from donations from HIS Church, an organisation we work in partnership with and make donations for pallets of food and toys throughout the year.
We have been encouraging more attendees for our Walking Football, and offering tea & biscuits at the end of the sessions.
All Tigers Pathways beneficiaries are receiving food parcels from Tigers Trust.
Tigers Pathways is a free six-week programme aimed at improving skills and preparing people for employment, education or training. Available for people who are aged 18+ and who aren't currently in education, employment or training.
Find out more here.
Premier League Kicks supports local young people to encourage them to play football and take part in positive activities to enable safer and more respectful communities. The sessions are completely free to attend and are for young people aged 8-18 years.
Tigers Trust have been distributing food parcels and sports kit to those in need who attend our outreach Kicks sessions across the communities.
We have launched the ‘Boot Room’ and recently secured commercial sponsors to support donations of kit and boots to ensure people can continue to engage and participate in sporting activity.
Free matchdays for community members
We have themed match days whereby we are taking up to 250 participants and families to games.
Free Away Game Travel
Hull City are delighted to announce that club owner Acun Ilıcalı has confirmed that coach travel to away fixtures will be free of charge for all travelling supporters for the remainder of the 2022/23 Championship season. The decision by Tigers’ chairman is in recognition of the difficult times fans have faced in recent months.
The offer of free travel from the MKM Stadium will start from the visit to the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday 11th February when the Tigers take on Stoke City.
The announcement comes off the back of the free Tiger Travel offer for both our away festive fixtures against Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic.
Details on how to book your place on Tigers Travel for the Stoke City match & further fixtures this season will be released in due course.
Community Trust projects
We offer a five-game booklet voucher with the following pricing:
Details via the ticket office when supporters book tickets - 01582 416976 or email@example.com
Our age bands for supporters purchasing tickets are wider than most other clubs
Happy Harry Lunch Bag offer
This is offered to all supporters who purchase a junior ticket.
Season ticket offer
Season ticket holders can gain free entry to guests under 21 for other games at the stadiums.
We will be launching an end of season sale here.
Warm Welcome Project
Warm Welcome is open to all ages and free to access, particularly for those who are struggling to heat their homes. Individuals are invited to come to the Stadium or the Herlingshaw Centre for a hot drink, a warm room, free Wi-Fi and a chance to chat (if they so wish).
It will run at the Riverside Stadium, every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm and the Foundation's Herlingshaw Centre every Wednesday from 4pm - 6pm.
As the days get cooler and eventually cold, we offer those looking for a warm space for a couple of hours a warm welcome 🙌🤝— MFC Foundation (@MFCFoundation) November 3, 2022
MFC Foundation staff will be at each venue if you need any help, or maybe just someone to talk to.
Drop in, keep warm.
Starts Tuesday November 8th. pic.twitter.com/xhSs0OiKpL
Tickets for community projects
The club has donated complimentary tickets to MFC Foundation for every match for use to support community projects. Some of these will be used in conjunction with the Warm Welcome programme, ensuring they are reaching the correct people.
Lions Food Hub
Millwall Community Trust runs the Lions Food Hub foodbank. Supporters can attend the foodbank should they need to, and we ask and encourage supporters to donate items (if they are able to) where we have a match day donation area.
The Community Trust also offers 10 tickets to families who attend the foodbank to a match day complimentary each week.
After School Clubs and Holiday Camps
We offer a £3.00 after school club, which is heavily discounted compared to other after school clubs in the London area.
During school holidays we also run free holiday camps (Easter, Summer and Christmas) this includes a free hot meal for all in attendance.
Donate a Coat
As temperatures plunge this winter, life gets harder for people living on the streets, and for those living below the poverty line who are pushed into the position of choosing whether to heat or eat – that’s where a coat donation can help. Millwall's first-team squad have donated last season's bench coats to the cause in a bid to make a difference, and we encourage supporters with an unused coat to donate it via Millwall Community Trust's Lions Centre.
Free ticket offer for foodbanks
We have pledged to offer 20 tickets to local foodbanks for the game, which we will attach a food voucher to for the person who is attending the game can get a free meal and drink - it will be a no question asked, they will provide the voucher to the kiosk worker.
Frozen ticket prices
Our Season Ticket prices, Match Ticket prices and Half Season Ticket prices have all been frozen.
Weekly coffee morning
The Den opens its door from 9.30am-midday every Wednesday for a coffee morning with all guests enjoying unlimited free tea, coffee, and cakes/biscuits. This is open to all supporters and members of the public, with the aim of bringing people together and addressing social isolation.
Norwich City Community Sports Foundation programmes
The Community Sports Foundation offers free and low-cost initiatives, which are open to everyone. These include:
Preston North End Christmas Toy Appeal
The Club and Community Education Trust (PNECET) organised a Christmas toy donation campaign to support the most vulnerable families across Preston.
Toys were collected at the Community Offices at Deepdale at matchdays with the Mission Christmas van in the fan zone.
Holiday Activity and Food Programme
PNECET provided three days of fun Christmas themed activities to over 100 young people who receive on free school meals and their families. All families were gifted a food hamper which provided some basic Christmas themed necessities to support the families over the Christmas period.
Senior Whites Christmas Lunch
PNECET/PNE will provided a two course Christmas lunch to older and vulnerable people from across our Community. After dinner a number of activities were provided including; bingo, guest speakers and much more.
Free to access community projects
PNECET offers free provision for a number of community support projects:
Extra Time coffee/group meet-up
Extra Time helps isolated groups of over 60s engage with each other, as well as encourage physical activity.
Sessions run every Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Loftus Road in our Blue and White Bar. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank
Collection points can be found at the clubs Academia FanZone on South Africa Road, or closer to the stadium at the Alton House entrance which is just to the left of the Box Office.
Supporters can also make donations on a matchday. For more information, please email email@example.com.
School Holiday Activity & Food Programme
Flexi Tickets offer
Flexi Ticket enable supporters to make purchases of either 3, 5 or 8 match tickets, as well as a four-game midweek package on offer. Fans can redeem the match tickets at their own convenience and use any games available at the time of release. Also made available to supporters is the three-month direct debit payment option.
More information can be found here or by contacting the QPR Box Office on 020 8740 2613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Double QPR Cash Days
QPR Cash is the club’s loyalty scheme designed to reward supporters for their purchases within the club. All current season ticket holders, members and hospitality clients are enrolled
For more information on QPR Cash, please email email@example.com.
Early Bird renewal windows for season tickets
QPR season ticket holders are rewarded for renewing early with the Early Bird or Loyalty Window phases.
Family Package season tickets
The Family Stand is in the left hand three blocks of our Lower Loft stand, with 4 season ticket offers available for adults and children looking to purchase as a family.
For details on 2023/24 Family Package season tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Activities and Food Camps
Reading FC Community Trust runs a free week-long Activity Camps during the summer, winter and Easter school holidays, supported by the Club’s Principal Partner Select Car Leasing. The camps offer a safe environment for disadvantaged, at-risk young people or children with special educational needs and disabilities from Reading and the surrounding areas.
Healthy and nutritious food is provided, and they can take part in activities such as frisbee, Kimball, dodgeball, soft archery, handball, Gaelic football and of course football, all designed to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
Reading FC Community Trust invite local people to join us in the players’ lounge at the Select Car Leasing Stadium to enjoy a chat and cake and be entertained by guest speakers and local singers.
An opportunity to socialise with others and to share thoughts on the Royals, can have a positive impact on our supporters wellbeing and the Trust are committed to helping our community wherever we can.
Every Miller Matters campaign
"Every Miller Matters" will offer warm spaces and support for families and individuals this winter considering the current cost of living crisis. This will be running throughout the week -3 days a week for 4 hours a day. It is open to anyone wanting to come to stay warm, charge their electronics and have a warm cup of coffee/bowl of soup.
We are also offering match day warm rooms throughout the winter to allow people on match days to use our facilities instead of using their own over a weekend.
Foodbank Donation campaign
We are working in partnership with local foodbanks to add to their supplies, which are critically low due to people having to cut back.
We have hosted a food and clothing bank drop at the stadium on both match days and non-match days, with hundreds of items so far donated.
United Rotherham Initiative ticket offer
From 10th December to 18th February we made up to 50 tickets available per match from our United Rotherham Initiative to people who are high points holders and have stopped coming to matches due to the cost. We did this to help our most loyal customers at a time of need.
Warm Hub at the Blades Family Hub
Sheffield United in the Community is looking to facilitate the opening of the Blades Family Hub at Bramall Lane and provide this as a 'warm hub' for those who may be struggling with heating costs and offer them a warm place to go with teas and coffees and hot drinks.
Tackling period poverty
We provide free sanitary products in all female toilets at the bet365 Stadium.
Supporting people living with dementia
We deliver sessions to support those living with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other mental health conditions.
Stoke City Community Trust has been delivering sessions to support those living with dementia, Alzheimer's and other mental health conditions.@1AaronPaul went along to see how the sessions have been helping people fall back in love with their club.@EFL | @stokecity pic.twitter.com/M8dLZ3T6Yx— ITV Football (@itvfootball) September 18, 2022
Schools ticket offer
16,000 pairs of tickets have been donated in 2022-23 to Year 2 youngsters across schools in North Staffordshire & South Cheshire.
Free coach travel for away games
This season, as in the previous seven, free coach travel is offered to anyone who has a match ticket for an away game.
Early Bird Season Card offer
Eary Bird pricing for Season Cards includes:
Additional discounted tickets for Season Card Holders
Season Card holders can purchase additional tickets for £10 per adult and £5 for concessions (over 65s and under 18s) for two games this season.
Small Change Big Difference
The Foundation of Light has announced its ‘Small Change Big Difference’ campaign, which aims to raise money to support communities who are increasingly feeling the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and rising energy costs.
We encourage Sunderland AFC fans and members of the public to donate a small amount each month – if they can - to make a big difference to the lives of local people.
Donations can be made via our donation page, with a monthly direct debit taking less than two minutes to set-up.
The home of the Foundation of Light, has joined forces with other voluntary and community sector partners to join the City Council’s network of warm spaces across Sunderland this winter.
The warm space venue will offer residents a place to go where they can access a range of services and facilities this winter. The Beacon of Light will also be providing a free hot drink and snack to those who need it.
For full information click here.
We have developed a cookery programme aimed at supporting families who are finding the current situation difficult and are accessing foodbanks. Our Hospitality tutor has developed recipes, using the contents of a standard foodbank package. These recipes will be shared on the newly developed TikTok channel and YouTube to improve accessibility.
Food for Thought campaign
The Swansea.com Stadium has been a drop-off point, collecting items for the Swansea Foodbank, and we are working in conjunction with the Swansea City AFC Foundation and The Wave to provide help to those most in need this winter.
We have grassroots ticketing offers which invite local teams (kids for £1, adults for £10) to join us twice a season.
There are also upcoming incentives for games also with reduced ticket pricing.
Details of the offers will be updated on our ticket webpage here.
Food and drink offers
Early pricing beverage offers up until 45 mins before kick off. Up to 80p off per drink. Junior Jack meal deals are also available for our young fans.
Season ticket holders
Season ticket holders can earn lLoyalty cash: 7.5% for seasonal hospitality guests and season ticket holders, and 5% earned for Jack Army members.
Watford FC Community Trust’s Meriden Community Centre is part of the local council’s welcoming spaces initiative. There is scheduled free time for individuals to save money on their bills by coming to the centre free of charge to make use of our facilities and enjoy a hot drink.
Watford FC Community Trust’s Meriden Community Centre is hosting and facilitating fellow charity GoKula as they offer foodbank services to local people
School uniform donation & collection point
Meridien Community Centre hosts a free school uniform shop for families unable to purchase uniforms. Donations from the community are redistributed to others.
Free sanitary products
A free offer of sanitary products for those using Watford FC Community Trust’s community venues (Meriden Community Centre and Cedars Youth and Community Centre
Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)
Watford FC Community Trust run school holiday provision offered to children on free school meals initiative – children get a lunchtime meal and activities for free. This takes place at Meriden Community Centre and Cedars Youth and Community Centre.
A joint initiative with Watford Football Club and Community Trust. Over Christmas we facilitated donations of toys from supporters, staff and others, then wrapped and redistributing to local children from low-income families – selected in partnership with schools and hospital.
Free to access community support programmes
Watford FC Community Trust also run a variety of community programmes including:
More information can be found here.
The Albion Foundation programmes
Activities on offer include:
All details can be found on here.
Half season tickets
Half season tickets are now available and include children for £1 per game.
Season ticket holder retail discount
Seaon ticket holders receive 5 % discount on all goods in our shop here.
2022 Christmas appeal
Over Christmas we asked supporters to nominate an older person to receive a care package (which included warm blankets, hot water bottles etc).
Extra Time sessions
These run weekly at two venues in the Borough providing free tea, coffee and refreshments to over 55s and people at risk of social isolation. Participants can either self-refer or be referred by a GP a Community Link Worker.
Sessions run on a Tuesday at Wigan Youth Zone (1pm – 3pm) and a Thursday at Leigh Miners (1pm – 3pm).
Community support for vulnerable people
We are continuing to offer assisted individual walks, garden gate visits and on-line groups sessions for older vulnerable people.
We hosted a foodbank collection in aid of Maundy Relief and our Emirates FA Cup second round tie against Barnet on Saturday 26th November.
Free Community Activities
Reds in the Community offer the following free activities to support the local community:
For full details on these activities please click here.
Half-term ticket offer
We will be offering adult tickets for £20 and tickets for anyone under 19 for £1 for the following game:
Bolton Holiday Activities and Food Programme
We provided free activities and lunch meals over the Christmas period for children and young people who receive free school meals.
Free half-season family tickets for primary schools
We are also making a free half-season family ticket available to all primary schools in the Borough to reward/help students and families who may not be able to afford to attend games.
Other ways we’re helping
Bristol Rovers Warm Hub
Starting from 6th December 2022 and running until the end of the season, the club will be opening the doors of its club house area and offering a warm space for the local community to come and use.
The sessions will run from 1pm – 4pm, and we'll be partnering with the Lockleaze Trust to offer an organically sourced soup and receiving weekly donations of bread rolls from a local bakery.
Community Group tickets
We have 100 community trust tickets per match that are issued to community groups, local schools and charity requests. These are operated via our Community Trust team.
Reduced price ticket offer
We have introduced a Category C ticket where we offer kids tickets from £1 and adult tickets from £10. The offer is available online when purchasing tickets.
Free fruit for kids on match days
Everyone attending on a children's ticket can claim a free piece of fruit at our food outlets around the ground.
We've introduced a range of t shirts in the shop that we are 2 for £30 and will run throughout the season. These are available in the shop and online.
Burton Albion FC and Community Trust will be hosting a 'Brewers Place of Welcome' every Wednesday (11pm – 2pm) at Burton Albion Community Football Centre on the Pirelli Stadium site. A hot drink and a friendly chat for anyone that wants to come along!
At the 'Brewers Place of Welcome' we will also be running a foodbank and donation point in partnership with Burton YMCA.
Free tickets for charity partners
We are giving local charities who already are connected to Burton Albion the opportunity to access up to 50 free tickets for first team games. This will be done through the Community Trust and linked to the Family Zone that happens at each game.
The offer will be made available through contact directly with the chosen charities.
Forever United programme
We will be setting up a Forever United Café from 11am-1pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays which will act as a Warm & Welcoming Space.
Our Forever United programme supports for seniors, working with EFL Trust's Extra Time Hub scheme
Charlton Athletic Community Trust provide a wide range of community support initiatives across a number of boroughs. This includes:
Holiday Activity and Food programme
Charlton Athletic Community Trust runs this programme during school holidays for young people in receipt of free school meals. It provides support, activities and a free meal each day for all participants.
Stay Warm Stay Safe
A service provided by Charlton Athletic Community Trust and Live Well Greenwich, aimed to help Royal Borough of Greenwich residents manage in cold conditions and heat their homes over winter. It focuses on residents who may be at risk and people who may be struggling to pay their energy bills.The service runs from October to March and offers tailored support. It is open to anyone in the Borough in need of support.
South London Healthy Homes
The free service is accessible across 13 London boroughs, to help vulnerable residents stay warm and healthy. If someone you know has concerns about keeping their home warm this winter, or if you’d like support yourself, call the South London Healthy Homes line on 0808 169 1779 or click here to be referred to the South London Stay Warm and Well Network.
This programme is run by Charlton Athletic Community Trust, Lewisham Council, Groundwork, Thinking Works and South East London Community Energy (SELCE), with support from the Mayor of London.
The club is opening as a local Warm Hub each Monday between 10am – 12pm.
Kids Tickets Offer
'Kids for a Quid' ticket offers will be shared on specific upcoming matches, announced on our website here.
Rams Family Support project
We are opening a new venue within the stadium: Harrison's Hub at the Community Corner. This will open as a 'welcome space'.
We aim to offer weekly community meals, in addition to regular Derby County Community Trust activity, including coffee mornings and our long-standing food donation hub.
Rams Family Fund
The Rams Family Fund is set up to accept donations to purchase tickets for fans who may not usually be able to attend games. This was set up in the 2021/22 season and has raised almost £40k to date.
Half Season ticket
We have launched a half season ticket retailing at 20% lower than match by match ticket pricing.
Holiday Activities and Food Programme
This Christmas we returned to Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre and Newtown and Willowbrook Primary Schools to deliver the ninth iteration of our Holiday Activity and Food Programme for children and young people, with free provision for those who receive free school meals. Activities included Archery, Arts and Crafts, Cookery Workshops, Cycling, Climbing, Fun & Games, Forest School, Happy Eating Nutrition Sessions, and a whole lot more.
As an additional bonus to our Holiday Activities and Food Programme, Exeter City Community Trust worked with Rediscover Church and Greendale Farm Shop to deliver Christmas Hampers for participants and some of those across our community who could use a bit of festive cheer. These hampers included a Christmas meal for the whole family as well as a few winter essentials.
Extra Time Hub / More than a Game Warm Spaces
Working in partnership with Exeter City Football Club and the Supporters' Trust we continue to make St James Park a welcoming space for all this winter. The hub is open each week in the Grecian centre on both Tuesday's and Wednesdays from 10am - 12pm, whilst the new year will see us expand the offer to additional days / hours.
Exeter City Community Housing
Throughout the year, our specialist housing service seeks to help and support vulnerable people to have a new start and be provided with the opportunity to live in their own home and prepare for independent living. To find out more, click here.
Holiday Activity and Food Programme
Fleetwood Town Community Trust (FTCT) provided free activities and meals for children who receive free school meals over the Christmas holidays. Click here for more information.
FTCT created and distributed hundreds of food parcels to local people in need on Friday 16th December.
Over the Christmas period FTCT organised a football boot exchange programme to help distribute boots to families who are struggling with the cost of living. Click here for more information.
Positive Pathways for Armed Forces Veterans
The Positive Pathways programme aims to connect the Armed Forces Veterans within the Community and improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
FTCT ran a Christmas party for the group, alongside our regular support activity.
FGR Community Projects
Programmes being run to support our community include:
Additionally, our programmes such as Fit2Last, Premier League Primary Stars and matchday food sessions for schools are being subsidised to reflect the costs for the end users/customers.
We are encouraging supporters to donate to increase the amount of this work we can do by clicking here.
Affordable sports kit
We run kit, clothes, and boot swaps, Led by the FGR Ambassadors and Community Team. We also recycle and donate club kit and excess stock throughout the season. To find out more contact email@example.com or @FGRFC_Community on social media
Our annual Free Shirt offer allows us to distribute 400 free shirts and matchday tickets for year 3 pupils and an accompanying adult at the start of each season.
Supporting vulnerable community members
Our work to support vulnerable people in our community includes:
We work with Arkell Pantry to run a coffee and chat warm space at the Arkell Centre in Nailsworth. This takes place on the first Monday of the month, 8.30am - 1.30pm.
This is supported by local volunteers, Morrisons and Club food partners.
Volunteers are also needed to support this: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting local community groups
We have a range of activity to support local community groups, schools and charities, including (Please contact email@example.com for more information):
Under 11’s go free all season. Read more here.
FGR Ambassador season tickets are free and come with a half price adult ticket (shared when Ambassadors register with FGR Community).
Kid’s Go Free tickets five times a year for fans aged under 16.
FIND A Warmer Community campaign
The FIND A Warmer Community campaign focuses on supporting people with warm items such as hats, gloves, scarves, hot water bottles and socks.
FIND have requested that items received are brand new as they believe that all children should open a present that is their own, and similarly that all members of our community deserve to have clothing that is not pre-owned.
A Crowdfunder page has been set up, where fans can donate towards the cost of purchasing items.
We run our Golden Days Dementia Cafe once a month at Portman Road for people who are living with dementia in the local community.
Ipswich Town Foundation will be sending out match tickets in food/warm items boxes to families who are struggling to make ends meet. We're also including information on our open community access programmes which are free of charge.
Extra Time Hub
Our Extra Time Hub aims to increase social interaction for over anyone who is retired, semi-retired or approaching retirement
These walks are led by a trained Walk Leader and will explore several areas of the city, allowing participants to take in the wonderful world around them and feel close to nature. Learn about your local area and its wildlife, meet new friends and boost your mental wellbeing.
Holiday Activity and Food Programme
We provide activities and food for children on ‘free school meals’ during the holidays.
We also provide offers to partner groups (eg. schools and community organisations): £10 adult tickets with free tickets for kids.
There will be regular retail sales/discounts around events/fixtures/national days.
MK Dons Sport & Education Trust support initiatives
Details on all initiatives will be shared on www.mkdonsset.com under the news section.
Our MK Dons Sport & Education Trust Principal Partner, Brioche will be handing out free Brioche to fans as they enter the Stadium on the following fixture:
2022/23 Season Ticket offer
We will launch 2022/23 Season Tickets in Feb 2023, where current Season Ticket holders will receive a 33% discount on the GA x 23 calculation.
We run a variety of activities for local community members and fans, including:
Tickets for community causes
We have handed out thousands of free tickets to community causes so far this season and will again in the New Year for our annual Academy Day fixture as well as Community Day fixture.
We offer the most affordable Season Tickets in professional football with adult terrace tickets at £150.
Manor Club Extra
Oxford United in the Community runs this online and offline programme to provide support and connectivity to people over 70 who have been isolated or are suffering from loneliness.
Premier League Kicks
Free weekly evening football sessions delivered by knowledgeable and inspiring Oxford United in the Community coaches, supporting the holistic development of every young person through workshops, seminars and social action campaigns delivered in collaboration with county-wide and local partners.
Our front-of-shirt sponsor campaign raises awareness and funds to tackle food, fuel and child poverty across Devon and Cornwall.
Local communities can contact Argyle Community Trust for support with weekly food parcels, fuel support, social isolation/loneliness visits, as well as some broader poverty help (such as uniform poverty, literacy poverty, digital poverty).
Household Support Fund
We are supporting up to 50 families at any one time with weekly, targeted food hampers to those most in-need or at-risk of inequalities.
Grab a Ginsters campaign
Helping Ginsters to distribute 100,000 items of food throughout the 2022/23 season. This includes supporting families/people who have displaced and are currently living in temporary accommodation, hotels and B&Bs.
HAF Holiday Hunger programme
Supporting 20,000 local children to access free sport, physical activity and movement sessions during school holidays, supported by free hot lunches. Each participant also leaves with some weekend supplies to support overcoming weekend hunger.
Supporting local people to access a community building that is heated, has warm refreshments available for free, an opportunity to shower, charge devices and make a positive connection with other like-minded people.
Port Vale FC Foundations runs a number of activities as part of the Golden Valiants project for older people, including:
All details on PVFC foundation website and posters.
Free tickets for schools
We offer free tickets for children at our partner schools.
Young fans can get Junior Valiants membership (including a shirt, membership and a season ticket for £30.
Free match tickets are available for all under 12's.
We are also offering reduced pricing on Papa John’s Trophy tickets.
Pompey in the Community projects
Offers support to fans and local community through a range of projects including:
Tickets for community partners
We offer 20 complimentary tickets to partner organisations for different matches to support our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion engagement projects.
Kiosk Early Bird Offer: pre match up to 1 hour before kick-off we offer a discounted Pie and Pint for £7.95.
Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme is providing Free Warm Spaces over the winter:
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Foodbank donation drive
we are asking our fans who can afford it to donate food and other essential items when they head to Montgomery Waters Meadow for the upcoming games against Lincoln and Bolton.
A container has been placed in the main reception at the stadium where items can be donated. They will then be delivered to Barnabas Community Project for them to distribute.
Full information can be found here
Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF)
Over the Christmas period we ran our HAF programme funded by Shropshire Council. This allowed us to deliver free activities for children who are in receipt of free school meals and provide each child with a hot nutritious meal each day.
For Christmas we partnered with Tuffins Supermarket for the second year running to provide each HAF participant family with a Christmas Hamper containing all the ingredients for a Christmas Meal.
This programme also saw the community come together to donate presents to the HAF participants so they could gift a present to their loved ones.
Adams Park Warm Space
The club and Foundation have united to create a warm space for the elderly during the winter months which will also include a free meal, hosted at Adams Park. We are working for this to run throughout January and February.
Foodbank collection point
WWFC provides a collection point for the One Can Trust foodbank at all home match days and club directors assist with the delivery across the community.
Wycombe Wanderers Foundation has been supporting the Chiltern Toybank with the distribution of toys to under privileged families for Christmas.
Season ticket subscriptions
Season ticket holder can pay their tickets monthly with zero interest to support with spreading the cost. There are no admin fees or credit checks and it is managed by the club (not through a third party). This is the only subscription model of its kind in the EFL.
Dons Local Action Group food poverty response
We offer weekly food boxes, a furniture donation scheme and opportunities for supporters to volunteer.
This service is referral based at the moment (food boxes only delivered to those in most need referred by local support services).
AFC Wimbledon Foundation weekly health courses
Our health courses can be offered at discounted rates for supporters in need
More information on AFC Wimbledon Foundation’s website here.
Weekly free coffee morning
For adults aged 50 and over, based in the Platinum Lounge. We offer a warm space, tea and coffee, a quiz and general well-being chat.
School Holiday and Saturday morning courses
We have reduced prices for all fee-paying courses over 22/23.
AFC Wimbledon Foundation ran a Holiday Activities and Food Programme during the Christmas holidays. This is was free multisport course with hot meals targeted at young people who receive free school meals.
We will be introducing a meal deal offer for those attending the match early.
Season ticket holder offers
We will be offering all season ticket card holders the chance to bring a guest for free for one of the matches in the second half of the season.
Season ticket holders and members will also have an exclusive 10% off all retail/merchandise items at selected periods.
There will be a special pricing offer for all season ticket renewals for 2023/24.
City Hub foodbank
Bradford City FC Community Foundation will launched a foodbank at our new 'City Hub' in January 2023. The foodbank will support individuals and families with food packages on a weekly basis. Details for will be found on our twitter page @bcafc_cf
Community ticket initiative
Bradford City FC Community Foundation offer a community ticket initiative for schools, junior clubs, community groups and faith groups at reduced rate. For more information, please email email@example.com
Tickets are priced at £3 per person. Young people aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Food and drink offers
All food and retail outlets at Bradford City Football Club are outsourced to external organisations. These organisations implement their own offers and deals including meal deals on match days. Details can be found here.
Season Ticket offers
Bradford City Football Club has one of the cheapest season ticket in the country, across the EFL and non-league. Prices for adults sit at £198 while young people aged 17-23 can purchase one for only £174. With a fan base averaging 55 years of age, our senior citizens can also purchase one at £174.
To support with the cost of living, we offer season tickets on 'spread payment plan', where fans can pay for the season ticket over the period of the season, at no extra cost.
Our club loyalty points scheme provides fans with loyalty points for attending home and away games, which places them in a 'priority category' for limited tickets.
Holiday activity camps
Children who receive free school meals were invited to attend a two-day fun camp with the Community Sports Trust during the Christmas holidays, free of charge. This was offered through schools with which we have close links, before and after our regular daily sessions.
Schools ticket offer
For home games over winter, we have been offering families from our partner schools 50% off Colchester United home family tickets.
Extra Time Hub
Crawley Town Community Foundation runs an Extra Time Hub to support people aged 50 and over at venues including the Broadfield Stadium.
This social community has grown to become our flagship Community Development programme and offers a variety of activities. Full information can be found here https://www.ctcommunityfoundation.com/copy-of-extra-time-hubs-55
Community matchday tickets
Through Crawley Town Community Foundation we give away free matchday tickets to the community for every match.
We run a foodbank at the stadium at the first home game of each month. The foodbank will operate between 1-3pm and will be located on the car park outside the Alexandra Store.
Tickets for schools
We have given out free adult and child tickets via local schools.
Season Ticket Holder offer
A free match ticket has been given to all season ticket holders at the beginning of the season, this can be used for any league game.
We will offer “quid a kid” tickets throughout this season on selected games, via the ticket office.
We have made a reduction in season ticket prices.
Discount voucher book
We offer a £20 LNER purple voucher book, which contains hundreds of local discounts.
Free grassroots football support
We currently have a grassroots team in every fixture alongside a local school in attendance, to bring community together locally and let kids in the area watch live football for free.
Free under 14’s tickets
We are currently offering free under 14's with a full paying adult to every home league fixture throughout the 2022/23 season across all sales channels (internet/other the phone and in person).
The offer is open to all supporters. Season ticket holders can only utilize the offer currently over the phone and in person.
Discount food offer
We are offering a pre-match Pie and Mash at a discounted rate of £5.00.
Season ticket holder offers
We offer “four friends for a fiver” tickets to all season ticket holders for them to bring friends along for a cut price to introduce them to the club
All our season ticket holders can get a retail discount of 10% on selected merchandise.
Every match we draw 2 supporters from a hat to attend our hospitality lounge "1893 club" with a guest free of charge to get an experience they don't normally get in the stand.
We are offering a warm space to residents in the area surrounding to the football ground. This is via invitation (initially) through 3 local community groups who know the residents and already offer support through existing provision.
The warm space is open Monday 4pm to 6pm for people to come and get warm and have a cooked meal and drinks. It is open for any age group - families are encouraged to come along.
Ticket partnership with NSPCC
We offer tickets to children and families via referral from the local NSPCC. There are 27 tickets available each home game. These are for children/families to come along to enjoy the game, have good quality time together and make memories.
Season ticket price freeze
There was a price freeze on 22/23 season tickets from the previous season.
Vouchers for season ticket holders
Season ticket holders have received vouchers to redeem in local food and leisure outlets across the area. Offers for example include 2 cinema tickets and a large popcorn for £10, £10 off a GTFC shirt and 10% off with a local carpet company.
Club players, staff and the player development centre collected items for Harrogate Homeless and the foodbanks to donate for Christmas.
Every Monday morning based at the football stadium, our foodbank is open to anybody in the town via appointment. Further information can be found here.
Free football sessions
Every week open to all boys and girls aged 8 – 15. Takes place at the sports centre in town. Further information can be found here.
Hartlepool Holiday Fund
We run free activities and food provision in the summer, Christmas and Easter holidays. This is funded by Hartlepool Borough Council. Further information can be found here.
Schools ticket offer
We are offering two primary schools the opportunity to receive 50 free children's tickets when purchased with an adult ticket (at the discounted price of £10 instead of £20) for all Saturday fixtures going forward from December.
This will be advertised to two schools each game and the tickets must be redeemed from the ticket office on production of the letter they will be issued with by the school.
Community group tickets
50 free tickets will be issued to three community groups during the season.
Season ticket holder discounts
Members receive 10% off purchases from the Club Shop online or in store.
Supporting older people in the community
The club will be launching a new monthly initiative aimed at older people in the community. It will be a free monthly lunch based at the stadium, working with local groups (Age UK etc) to help with both loneliness and the cost of living and bring together the local community.
Christmas foodbank drive
On 3 December the Trust, working with the supporters' trust, ran a Christmas foodbank drive for the Lighthouse Project. This will then become a repeat initiative starting in January.
Community Hub support for homeless people
On Tuesday 27th December 2022 at our fixture against Stevenage we used our Community Hub to offer meals to for people who are homeless, in association with Anwar Uddin.
Donating Food Waste
We are working with our caterers to ensure food waste goes to charities who are addressing homelessness in the area.
Season Card Holders offers
We are offering Season Card Holders the chance to bring two extra guests for free for our fixture against Carlisle United (Saturday 1st April 2023)
There are also ongoing discounts (10% in the club shop) for Season Card Holders
Winter Living Room
Leyton Orient Trust has partnered with Waltham Forest Council to provide a 'Community Living Room' for all.
The community living room is open every Monday-Friday, 11am - 3pm. It is a space for individuals to meet and socialise in a relaxed, non-judgemental environment, enjoy a hot drink or snack, and access a wide range of information and support.
The space will be based at Brisbane Road Stadium, in our Community Hub in the giPrint East Stand. For more information or to sign up to the scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be hosting coffee mornings along for those who may be lonely or looking to spend an hour somewhere warm.
Full details will be shared via the club’s and Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s channels.
Extra Time Hub
Extra Time Hubs bring people in their retirement years together to socialise and do the things that they enjoy. County in the Community runs sessions at 2 locations within the city for 2-hours per week on Mondays & Thursdays.
Supporting Christchurch foodbank
Newport County AFC (in partnership Dragons RFC) have launched a project in support of Christchurch foodbank. We will be collecting donations from fans at home games, raising money with bucket collections on match days and doing shops to help stock the foodbank.
Free tickets for schools and community groups
We gift 100 free tickets per home league match, which are distributed via County in the Community to local schools, community groups and other networks supporting for example refugees and asylum seekers and Women’s Aid.
Extra Time Hub
A weekly meet up for those aged 55 and above. For £3 to meet in a warm environment meet others try activities.
We are offering a weekly slot at the stadium free of charge. This is a warm space with free tea and coffee.
Half season tickets
Half season tickets will be on sale starting from 2nd January, offering the cheapest way to watch every game.
Free soup offer
Free soup on matchdays through the Winter for supporters - first come first served.
Dale Food Pantry
Open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm, the food pantry allows people to select ten items for a suggested donation of £3 to supplement their weekly shop. We're scheduled to announce more support for our local community soon including winter warmer packs and mental wellbeing support relating to financial situations and money advice.
Food and drink offers
As part of our Fan Zone we offer happy hour discounts in the club bar.
Away game travel
We offer subsidised travel for away games, which costs no more than £15 per person. Depending on distance travelled tickets are tiered at £7.50 / £10 / £15. This is open to all supporters, and details are published in the information articles on our website ahead of away games.
Season ticket offer
Season ticket prices will be reduced at the half-season point, and this will be advertised on our website and social media channels.
Toyshed Toy Donation Drive
Stevenage Football Club and Foundation have teamed up with local food bank Foodshed to support their collection of toys for children in our community that may go without this Christmas.
Donations have been requested for new and unopened toys for children of all ages. These were collated by the Foundation and donated to the Toyshed on Monday 12th December, reaching local families in need ahead of the festive period.
Extra Time Hub
Stevenage FC Foundation have launched this session for retired and semi-retired people in the community. Based at the Lamex Stadium, the session will aim to build a community of people to help them enjoy their retirement years and maximise the positive changes in getting older.
Activities will vary from quizzes, music, games such as Boccia, New Age Kurling, Pilates, Strength and Balance or just a chat and a warm drink.
Season Ticket Price Freeze
At the start of the season, we announced that we would support 21/22 season ticket holders with a price freeze if they were to renew. This meant that fans who require further support can benefit from no price increase in the match-by-match offering.
Season ticket holders submit their details online and we send a promotional code to redeem this offer.
Coffee and Catch Up
Swindon Town Community Foundation offer a free weekly “Coffee & Catch Up” every Wednesday morning from 10.30am – 12noon for older supporters to meet up at Foundation Park.
Most weeks there is a guest speaker who has connections to the football club.
Season Ticket holder discount offers
We offer a range of discounts for season ticket holders, such as:
Thanks to funding from Homeserve, Walsall FC Foundation are able to offer local children and family from junior teams a free match visit, flag bearer and ball assistant packages throughout the year. These packages include a complimentary ticket for each player and 2 accompanying coaches with additional tickets available at a discounted rate. Teams can get their team photo in the matchday programme as a bonus.
All local junior teams can enter competitions on social media for their chance to win. For more information click here.
School partners game
Walsall FC run two school partners games per season. for these games, families have the option to purchase tickets at a vastly reduced price, through their Walsall primary school.
The Foundation organises the offer with local schools, with 20,000 tickets going through this scheme bnce the first School Partners Game in 2008. As part of games, participating schools also receive cash back on tickets they sell. More than £10,000 has been donated back to local schools since the initiative began.
More information can be found here.
eBay will be using its partnership with the EFL to allow supporters and people in the local community, who may not usually be able to attend EFL fixtures, to do so through the provision of match day tickets, further showcasing a commitment and drive to bring communities, and EFL clubs within them together.
Lifebuoy will provide tickets to EFL matches, specifically targeting families in need.
Papa Johns is offering all EFL ticket holders 50% off pizza through their Show Us Your Ticket campaign. This season-long campaign aims to boost fans’ matchday experience and reward their loyalty during the cost-of-living crisis.