The EFL Trust has announced it has signed the Power of Youth Charter, and in doing so, pledges its long term commitment to engaging children and young people in everything it does. 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.
Mike Evans, Chief Executive at the EFL Trust said: “It’s essential that we empower young people and allow them to make decisions and take action to make a positive difference. I am delighted that the EFL Trust are part of a strong network of organisations signing the Power of Youth Charter and committing ourselves to support young people. The values of #iwill and the Power of Youth Charter aligns perfectly with our vision to create Stronger, Healthier, and More Active Communities. We know through the programmes we deliver like NCS, our Traineeship schemes and Kickstart that young people just need a platform to get their voices heard and to make a positive difference.”
More information on the EFL Trust's commitment can be seen here. This includes a detailed document outlining exactly what the EFL Trust will do.