Community Sports Foundation

The Community Sports Foundation is Norwich City FC's official charity

We use the power of sport to support and inspire our community. Our charitable objectives are driving inclusion for people with disabilities, boosting mental health and wellbeing, and supporting disadvantaged people to raise their aspirations.

Driving inclusion for people with disabilities

Driving inclusion for people with disabilities

20% of people in Norfolk have a disability, which is higher than the national average.

The Foundation works to provide inclusive environments that meet the needs of those taking part, so that they may enjoy the benefits of sport.

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Boosting Mental Health and Wellbeing

Boosting Mental Health and Wellbeing

An estimated 38,000 people in Norfolk experience loneliness.

We use the physical and social benefits of sport to improve people’s mental health and physical wellbeing. Our work helps to combat loneliness, anxiety, and inactivity for people in Norfolk.

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Inspiring disadvantaged people

Inspiring disadvantaged people

Norfolk has the third highest school exclusion rate among rural counties.

Sport and Norwich City Football Club are powerful tools for engaging with harder to reach groups and inspiring them to raise their aspirations, and reach their potential.

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

The Foundation also operates a range of affordable services that provide widespread community engagement and positive impact, such as our school sports programme, and kids’ courses.

Any surplus created is reinvested to support our charitable objectives.

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City Giving

City Giving

Without vital fundraising, our work would not be possible, and many across Norfolk would be deprived of our support.

By joining our City Giving programme and giving a little monthly, you’ll be helping those near us, who need us.

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Fundraising Events

Three Peaks Challenge

7th July – 9th July 2022

Three Peaks Challenge

Run Norwich

17th July 2022

Run Norwich

Yorkshire Three Peaks

12th August – 14th August 2022

Yorkshire Three Peaks

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Corporate Coastal Walk Challenge 2022

24th June 2022

Corporate Coastal Walk Challenge 2022

Thursday saw the penultimate Coastal Walk Challenge of the 2022 series, and first edition of the Corporate Coastal Walk Challenge!

James’s Story

22nd June 2022

James’s Story

31-year-old, James Kidd, has been attending sessions with the Foundation for over five years now - here's how the Foundation have helped him progress.

Recap – Coastal Walk Challenge 2022 (47 miles)

14th June 2022

Recap – Coastal Walk Challenge 2022 (47 miles)

Friday saw 50 participants cover 47 miles from Hunstanton to Cromer across the Norfolk Coast Path, raising over £16,000 along the way

Recap: Koblenz to Norwich Cycle Challenge 2022

9th June 2022

Recap: Koblenz to Norwich Cycle Challenge 2022

Over the Jubilee weekend, ten fundraisers pedalled their way 422 miles, from German city Koblenz through to Norwich.

Ian Thornton awarded OBE in birthday honours list

1st June 2022

Ian Thornton awarded OBE in birthday honours list

The Foundation's Chief Executive Officer receives the award for services to communities in East Anglia

Steve’s Story

1st June 2022

Steve’s Story

Walking Football participant Steve Blackett tells us his story of how the sport has revolutionised the way he looks at football.

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