FA Director of Football Development, Sir Trevor Brooking launched the Cheltenham Town Community Trust in October 2007 and the Trust received its Charitable Status in May 2008.
The Trust Board consists of nine Trustees who between them have a wide knowledge and understanding of charitable organisations and business in the local and wider community. The Trust has an operational team of twenty-five full and part-time staff delivering a range of coaching and educational services across the County of Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.
The Trust’s charitable aims are:
(1) To act as a resource for young people living in the Town of Cheltenham and elsewhere in the County of Gloucestershire by providing advice and assistance and organizing programmes of physical, educational and other activities as a means of:
1a) advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;
1b) advancing education;
1c. providing recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social welfare for people living in the area of benefit who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances with a view to improving the conditions of life of such persons.
(2) To advance in life and help young people through:
2a) the provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life;
2b) providing support and activities that develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
(3) To provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions of life.
(4) To promote community participation in healthy recreation in particular by the provision of facilities for the playing of football and other sports.