FC Twente is a football club from the east of the Netherlands whose club policy is based on three pillars: Pride, Ambition and Solidarity. Solidarity lies at the core of how FC Twente converts social involvement into actionable steps.
Since its start in 2005, the FC Twente Foundation “Scoring in the Community” has acquired a status they are proud of. Benefitting from unconventional methods, and in collaboration with partners, we have managed to successfully develop many projects that made a positive contribution to people’s lives. With active citizenship and solidarity at heart, we have set ambitious goals to further improve the daily lives of people who’ve had a setback in life and are in need of support – that’s what Twente is all about. The work and value to society is appreciated at a national level as the foundation has won an award for the best community programme ‘Support Each Other’ in 2019 and won 3rd place in 2020 with ‘Appropriate Sports’ of all Eredivisie clubs in the Netherlands.
What do we want?
With active participation, FC Twente Foundation aims at improving the current operations at a fundamental level. To achieve this, it’s important that the foundation maintains its creative and unique approach, thereby ensuring that the combined efforts are aligned to create the maximum impact in the region. In this manner, the organisation aims at operating as a stable and independent unit, while still being a clear part of FC Twente as the facilitating sports institution. Scoring in the Community will maintain and develop its key driving success factor. At the same time, it aims at promoting becoming more independent and sustainable at an organisational level. That’s what the Foundation aims for. The foundation wants to achieve this in the coming two years based on five strategic pillars.
How do we do that?
With the social approach and mobilising power at its roots, FC Twente wants to continue making a positive difference in the daily lives of citizens in the region. We make use of a so called ‘neutral’ position of a professional football club. This means that certain mobilising activities are perceived as less threatening for residents because of this neutral position, making them more open for discussion and active participation.
Foundation FC Twente acknowledge participants’ individual circumstances, create individual opportunities and aim at increasing their quality of life. We do this together with the unmissable support, commitment and experience from their local and regional partners. But we always do this in our own unconventional, idiosyncratic and creative way – which is first and foremost meant to open doors for people.
In short, we initiate and implement social projects in the Twente region. The diverse array of projects targets several groups, including children, young people, (lonely) elderly people, vulnerable families, people with intellectual or specific disabilities, refugees, ethnic minorities and (former) prisoners. The Foundation acquires certain knowledge, skills and strength from their extensive partnerships. In addition, we support existing initiative that match our working method. Foundation FC Twente works with committed employees and volunteers who are experts and passionate about their work. They proudly wear the FC Twente logo.