Stockport County Community, Sports and Education Foundation, harnesses the power of sport to motivate, educate, inspire and support people throughout the borough of Stockport and beyond. A leading independent charity in the Community across the borough of Stockport and Greater Manchester and the Counties of Cheshire and Derbyshire, the County Community Foundation Team are dedicated to improvIng lives. 

Our fantastic group of staff work tirelessly behind-the-scenes with the Community Foundation’s dedicated Board of Directors and Trustees on the wide range of programmes delivered by the charity to change and impact lives. Teamwork is at the heart of our success. 

Our pioneering approach, has earned all associated with the County family a powerful reputation for delivering best practice in the sporting charity sector outside the Premiership. Winning many accolades and the National Award as Community Foundation of the Year, Stockport County Community Foundation promote and represent the proud name of Stockport County on behalf of all our everyone in the Community.

The Stockport County Community Foundation has taken the lead in transforming lives and improving the confidence, health, wellbeing and life skills of thousands of children, young people and adults of all abilities. Our pioneering inclusive work with disability, mental health and isolated and vulnerable groups makes a real difference to the self esteem and life chances of the Communities we serve.

From our comprehensive schools programmes to our grassroots sports work to our determination to combat social isolation for adults there’s something for everyone at County Community Foundation. Whether you want to join the walking footballers, beat the climbing wall, get on your bike, or score a penalty at Edgeley Park there’s no limit to what you can achieve with Stockport County Community Foundation. 

County is for Life. County is fun. Join us on our journey. Share our Passion. 

Animo et Fide!

Frequently asked questions:

What is the full title of the ‘Community Foundation’?

Our registered name at the Charity Commission and Companies House is Stockport County Community Sports and Education Foundation.

What status does the Charity operate under?

The Foundation is a registered charity, number 1125117.

Who governs the Foundation?

The Foundation is made up of a Board of Trustees, of the charity.

How long has the Charity existed?

Since 1992, under the banner of ‘Football in the Community’, the national programme covering all 92 Professional Football Clubs, which sadly ceased to exist in November 2007.

How is the Charity funded?

We are self-funded, and not reliant on the Football Club supporting the Foundation financially. We have our own Constitution, Management Structure, Bank Account, Solicitors, Accountant, etc. We raise our funds through School Contracts, After School Sessions, Soccer Courses, Skills Challenge events and various other community activities, funded by specific partners.

The National League Trust, also have a pot of funding available for National League North clubs to apply to for specific projects, these must attract 40% match funding from partners towards the total cost of the project.

We can also access various funding pots via the Football Foundation, Big Lottery Fund, Sportsmatch and Sponsors.

Who Sponsors the Foundation?

Our main sponsors are Midshire (sponsors of our Schools’ Coaching Programme) and Parfetts (sponsors of the Disability Programme). However, sponsorship opportunities are still available for our:

  • Soccer Courses
  • Inset Days
  • Transport
  • Ball Boys’ Package
  • Girls’ Development

If your company would like to be part of a successful team, contact us and we will come and tell you all about our work and how sponsorship can not only support us but your business also.

What External Partners do you work with?

We carry out work in conjunction with various partners such as: High Peak Housing, Stockport Homes, Equity Foundation, Moss Bank Homes, Contour Homes, JJ Housing, Stockport MBC, Stockport NHS, Life Leisure, Stockport LEA, Cheshire Football Association, The Football Association, The National League Trust and various local charities.

What area does the Foundation cover?

We carry out grassroots football and multisports coaching and activities in Stockport, High Peak and Tameside.

How can we contact the Community Foundation?

Telephone: 07760 454583

E.Mail: Contact Form


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