The Community Trust review of 2018, and a look ahead to the new year

Over the past 12 months, Fleetwood Town Community Trust has grown massively and now we reflect back on 2018 and what is to come in the new year.

Fleetwood Town Community Trust continues to surpass the targets and when we look back at 2018, it was another fantastic year for the charity.

The Trust has expanded at a phenomenal rate and now work in four key themed areas: Sports Participation, Education, Health & Wellbeing and Social Inclusion.

Football and in particular, Fleetwood Town Football Club, has the ability to engage people, improve community cohesion and raise the hopes and aspirations of the people across Wyre and surrounding areas.

The Trust are committed to ensure that we respond to local needs whilst working strategically in line with regional and national agendas. The charity raised in excess of £680,000 in 2018 to deliver around 30 projects to over 13,000 local people.

This is something everybody at the Trust are all extremely proud of. The thriving partnerships plays a huge part in allowing us to inspire the local community through our charitable work.

Fleetwood Town Community Trust staff would like to thank all of their partner schools, businesses and groups who engage with them every year. Together you’ve made a difference to local people, helped improved participation rates in sport and exercise, whilst delivering projects around health and inclusion as well as an update on our facility plans.

As the Charity enter their seventh year, we have some very exciting plans for a two million pounds Community Sports Hub facility.

Matt Hilton, the Trust’s Chief Executive, said: “The Sports Hub plans see a great mix of facilities for all sectors of the general public to enjoy.

He added: “We believe that by creating better facilities and having a fit for purpose base for the charity, we can deliver even more projects in our community and achieve amazing outcomes that will change local people’s lives.

“We plan to be here for the long term and this facility will help us achieve our ambition of becoming the leading community engagement charity in the borough.  The aims of the sports hub are to increase participation in sport, improve health and exercise levels and provide more opportunities for disabled people to access vital sport and education activities.

“The hub will also host many projects that develop skills for people out of work, create new job opportunities, inspire people to become volunteers for local sports organisations, sports clubs and charities, and provide a pathway for gifted and talented young people into elite sport.”

We as a Trust are looking forward to another year of growth in 2019 which is set to be our most successful and exciting year to date.

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