Our partners We work with a number of local businesses that provide us with support, both in terms of fundraising and by encouraging their staff to volunteer with us. The support we receive from local businesses plays a vital role in helping us run our programmes throughout Bedfordshire. There is a range of ways in which businesses can support us, including: Choose us as your company’s charity of the year. Sponsoring one of our disability football teams. Encouraging your staff to hold a fundraising event like a bake sale or let them wear a football shirt to work in return for a donation. Donate prizes for us to use in auctions or raffles. Allow staff to volunteer with us. Encourage staff to take part in one of our fundraising challenges as a team. We value our partnerships with local businesses are able to offer a number of benefits in return for the support we receive. These include: Representation as an official charity partner on our website. PR exposure nd matchday programme articles. Priority bookings for our community, corporate and challenge events. Volunteering opportunities for staff. Workplace visits from our first team staff . Regular updates of the Community Trust’s recent work, including case studies of beneficiaries. Corporate team build events, for example, a disability sports tournament. Free soccer school places for your staff’s children at venues across Luton and Bedfordshire. Wellbeing checks, physical activity classes, health and wellbeing and health awareness workshops for staff in the workplace. For more information on how your business can work with us, email: [email protected] or phone 01582 561 622 We would also like to thank the following businesses for their continued support: Major sponsor of our free schools PE project that has provided over 1,500 free PE lessons and reached 50,000 local school children during the last 9 years of support. Our governing body that provides central funding for the Trust and grant partner for our Every Player Counts Disability Project. Major sponsor of our Primary Stars schools project alongside our Girls Development work and KICKS, our social integration football project. Provides the Trust with sponsored vehicles essential for getting coaches and equipment to schools all over Luton and Bedfordshire. Our main education partner providing funding for adult community learning projects as well as mental health research projects. Major sponsor of our Disability Project 'Every Player Counts' providing sports activities in Luton and Bedfordshire in sports centres, community centres and schools. Major local grant awarding partner for many projects aimed at improving the lives of young people in Luton. Provides support for our sports-related community projects that work to educate children and bring people from divided communities together. Provides support for our sports-related community projects that work to educate young people and provide pathways back into employment and mainstream community. Provides valuable central funding for the Trust a for projects well as providing player support for Trust projects.