Falkirk Football Community Foundation
Falkirk Football Community Foundation is the Official Charity partner of Falkirk Football Club, which is a Scottish professional football club based in the town of Falkirk The club was founded in 1876 and competes in the Scottish League One, the third tier of Scottish football, as a member of the Scottish Professional Football League.
Falkirk Foundation is committed to supporting their local community through their programmes and they aim to improve the lives of those they work with through physical activity and education. As the official Charity Partner of Falkirk FC, they are proud to represent the club and its values in all that they do throughout Forth Valley.
The Foundation is involved in numerous community-focused programmes that deliver to the community. They are particularly focused on Mental Wellbeing like:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service programme: The Falkirk Foundation delivers a football-based programme, in partnership with NHS Forth Valley’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), for young people aged between 7-16 years that are accessing the CAMHS service. There is more a need now than ever before with increased waiting lists for CAMHS services.
Centre Forward Programme: This new 12-month course is delivered in partnership with Forth Valley College. The programme is designed for young people who have additional learning support needs and who wish to become more active whilst learning and developing their confidence. Combined with certificated SQA units, learners will have a unique opportunity to take part in a range of on the pitch activities – encouraging practical learning and improving health/wellbeing at the same time
The Falkirk Work Academy provides a comprehensive suite of soft and technical skills-based activities designed to get people engaged and ready for work, delivered by our experienced staff in the environment of a professional football club.
Due to these projects, the Falkirk Foundation engages with 1100 people from 18 months to 95 years old each week and have built a great knowledge in the area of football participation. They are also a Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) center that can deliver employability/sport programmes where persons gain qualifications as part of their programmes.