About Everton in the Community
Everton in the Community is one of the UK’s top sporting charities and firmly established on the world stage of community sports development. As the Blues’ official charity it is considered one of the Premier League’s leading community schemes due to the quality and reach of its various programmes.
Since 1988, Everton in the Community has been at the forefront of social intervention across Merseyside, not afraid to tackle issues which others shied away from.
Through its 120 dedicated full-time staff, 72 casual staff and 144 volunteers, the charity offers 60 programmes covering a range of social issues including health, employability, anti-social behaviour, crime, education, dementia, poverty, youth engagement, youth justice and disability.
The charity’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.
- Supporting 2,000 local charities a year
- Contributing to a 65% 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
Priority Group Learners
Open to all. Specialise in supporting people with various barriers to engagement such as low educational attainment, offending, drug and alcohol issues, homelessness, learning difficulties, mental health issues etc.
Generic employability support. No particular vocational specialisms.