EFDN welcomes Blackburn Rovers as new member
EFDN is proud to announce that the English Football Club Blackburn Rovers and its Community Trust has joined the network.
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust (BRCT) is an award-winning charity that continues the wonderful range of CSR activities that have been undertaken in the name of Blackburn Rovers Football Club for over three decades.
Founded as the club’s ‘Football in the Community’ department in 1987 and a registered charity since 2007, BRCT has become recognised as a pioneering organisation with an eye for opportunities that will benefit the local community in an area with many deprived boroughs. The charity works in partnership with organisations as diverse as the UK government, UEFA and national sports governing bodies to create life-changing opportunities for local people, alongside delivering the near full range of centralised projects that English clubs can offer for the benefit of their area in partnership with the Premier League and EFL Trust.
More than 50 projects and over 50,000 engagements
The charity works on more than 50 different projects and enjoys over 50,000 annual engagements at present, focusing on its four key themes of education, health, social inclusion and sports participation, with a growing range of disability participation programmes offering an unofficial ‘fifth key theme’. These are all intended to tie in with an all-inclusive mission statement, which reads:
‘Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is fully committed to offering all members of the local community access to the highest quality programme of grassroots sports, education, inclusion and awareness projects to encourage off-field participation, success and enjoyment.
‘We are at all times keen to use the profile and brand of Blackburn Rovers Football Club to greatest effect, committed to developing a comprehensive and diverse range of community initiatives and partnership working practices to open up new avenues of life chances and make a positive difference to the lives of the people of Blackburn with Darwen and Lancashire.’