Everton in the Community is a leading sporting charity and is proud to deliver a range of programmes to promote health, education, social inclusion and equality of opportunity across Merseyside using the power of sport.
The Blues’ official charity aims to instil confidence in people by creating life-changing opportunities and thousands of people have already benefited from the magnificent work they do.
Everton in the Community’s work is vast and includes providing routes into education, training and employment, steering young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour and engaging children and adults, regardless of ability, in physical activity. In addition to helping individuals, Everton in the Community helps other charitable groups improve the lives of local people.
The Blues’ official charity is proud of its impressive achievements which include:
- Supporting 1,500 local charities a year
- Contributing to a 55% reduction in anti-social behaviour and a 79% reduction in crime in challenging areas across Merseyside
- 100% success rate on all education programmes
- Assisting almost 50% of participants on the employment programme to return to work
- 13 disability teams
Everton’s community department has scooped a whole host of prestigious regional, national and international awards, beating off stiff competition from other big name brands and charities along the way.
Since 2010, the Club's official charity has claimed over 70 accolades, which include the 'Community Club of the Year' award for the last three years in a row at the Northwest Football Awards.
Success on the continent has also been forthcoming, as displayed in 2011 when Everton in the Community was named 'Best Community Scheme in Europe' at the Stadium Business Awards.
None of this fantastic and life-changing work would be possible without the kindness shown by our loyal supporters. Everton in the Community relies heavily on donations and fundraising to be able to deliver their vital programmes to improve the lives of vulnerable and underprivileged people across Merseyside.