Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation began operation as Wolves in the Community in 1991 and moved to a registered charity in 2008 as Wolves Community Trust. The original ‘Football in the Community’ schemes started as a PFA pilot in 1986 at six north west clubs to support local communities while providing employment for ex-players.

The schemes grew in popularity, as did their objectives, and are now firmly established as an essential component of the modern-day football club, identifying football’s contribution to social responsibility.

Their growth has been helped by widespread investment, predominantly from the Premier League, and the continuous development of operating standards driven through football authorities.

Successes include:

•Delivering over 30 unique projects of work.

•Engaging participants aged from 4-93.

•94,000 contact hours in primary schools.

•Offering pathways into sport to over 500 participants with disabilities.

•Staff and volunteers gaining over 100 qualifications and accreditations.

•Delivering type 2 diabetes education programme to 184 people.

•Supporting 250 boys and girls making progressions in the Wolves Player Pathway.

The vision - for children, young people and adults within our community to be healthy, active, confident and able to determine and achieve their own aspirations.

The mission - to enhance people’s lives by using the unique strength of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club to engage, enable and empower people.

This work also forms part of the Fosun CSR network, supporting the owners’ desires to be a leading organisation for the development and delivery of Corporate Social Responsibility amongst its network of companies

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