Following the announcement of a commitment to the Power of Youth Charter, the EFL Trust has launched a Youth Forum which is now open for applications. The EFL Trust is the charitable arm of the EFL and was established in 2008 to oversee the work of EFL club community organisations, such as Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. It is responsible for distributing core funding from the Premier League and The PFA to each CCO and highlights community work done by clubs across the country.

Our Trust has worked with the EFL Trust for more than a decade and many projects are still ongoing. This includes the National Citzen Scheme and the Kickstart Scheme. The EFL Trust has now confirmed its commitment to young people, which can be seen here.

The EFL Trust are looking for up to 15 enthusiastic young people, aged 16-24, that are passionate about making a difference in communities. Applicants must have participated, or are currently participating in a programme within the EFL Trust’s network of Football Club charities and delivery partners, which means that anyone that has taken part in a Brentford FC Community Sports Trust activity is eligible. The EFL Trust’s Youth Forum will focus on capturing the aspirations of young people, ensuring they have a voice that will play a key role in shaping the future of the EFL Trust.

Mike Evans, Chief Executive at the EFL Trust said: “This is an exciting moment for the EFL Trust. Each year, through our network, we work with thousands of young people and so understand their energy, passion and great ideas that can help shape the work we do in communities. We recognise that young people are our future leaders and by working alongside them we can build back better and create stronger, healthier, more active communities. This is a great opportunity for any young person that keen to make a difference and get their voice heard.”

Being a member of the EFL Trust’s Youth Forum will open the doors to lots of opportunities as well as undertaking training that will boost young people’s CV and help lead to future job opportunities. See more on how to take part here.