Charlton Athletic Community Trust
Charlton Athletic Football Club started their community programme in 1992 and the club and its community trust work based on the needs of the community and in partnership to deliver high-quality programmes with a lasting impact.
Based on the needs of the community, to work in partnership to deliver high-quality programmes with a lasting impact.
- Engagement – Stronger together
- Equality – Open and fair
- Inclusion – That means you
- Passion – Fuels our work
- Respect – Two-way and vital
- Trust – Safe and sound
The community programme at Charlton Athletic Football Club was initially started in 1992 by the current CEO of the Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), Jason Morgan and officially became CACT in 2003. Since it’s inception in 1992, the Community Trust has grown exponentially as an organisation with what initially started as an individual with some footballs and a van transcending into a recognised and trusted provider of socially innovative projects within their delivery area, with over 100 current members of staff and a pool of around 110 sessional coaches. The Community Trust’s delivery teams regularly engage with thousands of people within the London Boroughs of Bexley and Bromley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Kent, providing a vital support network available to all members within the community. Below are the CACT’s seven strands of delivery;
- Early Help & Prevention
- Health Improvement
- Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
- Social Action & Enterprise
- Football & Sports Development
- Youth Service
CACT understand that reporting and displaying their impact within the delivery areas is pivotal to sustainable growth, as this evidence provides the foundation for further funding opportunities. CACT’s most recent Impact Report found that for every £1 invested in a CACT programme, the community receives £6.89 as a social return on investment, displaying the tremendous value that their projects have on the communities that we operate in.
Over the years, CACT have been recognised for the quality and consistency of their work by collecting numerous awards within the third sector over the last 5 years, which include the following;
2014: Beyond Sport – Sports Team of the Year
2015: Disability Rights Football for Good Award
2016: Football League – Community Club of the Year
2017: CACT Invicta FC becomes the first LGBTQI+ friendly football team to take a professional club’s name and badge.
2018: EFL – London Checkatrade Community Club of the Year