Sheffield United Community Foundation joins EFDN
EFDN is proud to announce Sheffield United Community Foundation, the charity of Sheffield United Football Club as a new member of our network.
Sheffield United Community Foundation was founded in 2008 and works across the key themes of sport participation, education and training, health and wellbeing, community cohesion and the National Citizen Service (NCS) with the aim of building a healthier, more educated, respectful and integrated society for the Sheffield community.
The goal of the foundation is to build links between the football club and the community using the appeal of football and sport in general to encourage, motivate and inspire all individuals, regardless of background, to achieve their potential.
Sheffield United Community Foundation’s Development manager Levi Ashton said: “We’re really excited to be part of the EFDN network. By being better together, we can all achieve the best versions of ourselves and sharing best practice goes a long way to achieving this.”
The community foundation programmes are aimed at strengthening self-esteem, developing personal skills, promoting health and well-being, improving academic achievement and generally empowering people in the city.
The charity offers, for example, educational courses in its Education Programme including a women and girls specific course, hosts football camps, organises School and Disability Sport and promotes health and wellbeing through several programmes including Fans FC (Fans Fighting Cancer) a programme focused for people affected by cancer.
Sheffield United Community Foundation joins our network to exchange knowledge with European clubs and their social entities. Our newest member will attend the 13th EFDN Conference on the 19th and 20th of November in Barcelona to learn about new trends in CSR and to network with the more than 150 delegates.
- Read more on the Sheffield United Community Foundation member page