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

Run Norwich

17th July 2022

Run Norwich

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Latest News

New programme helps disabled adults and children realise their potential

17th November 2021

New programme helps disabled adults and children realise their potential

Taking place at The Nest in 10-week blocks, Realising Potential offers sports, educational and/or employability support, and more through the Foundation’s new Inclusion Officer, Ellie Dickinson.

Tom Smith spends morning with Extra Time group

17th November 2021

Tom Smith spends morning with Extra Time group

Our Extra Time group had the pleasure of meeting Norwich City FC director and charity trustee Tom Smith, earlier this month.

League offers new stage for Foundation’s cerebral palsy footballers

26th October 2021

League offers new stage for Foundation’s cerebral palsy footballers

Talented footballers with cerebral palsy are representing the Canaries nationally this season, thanks to the Community Sports Foundation’s participation in a national league.

The Nest set to host 2022 Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League finals

15th October 2021

The Nest set to host 2022 Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League finals

Decision part of a wider partnership, which will aim to increase opportunities for local players to benefit from The Nest's facilities

Matt Windle visits Foundation sessions

14th October 2021

Matt Windle visits Foundation sessions

Lotus Group managing director Matt Windle dropped in at The Nest on Saturday morning to visit some of the Community Sports Foundation’s disability football sessions.

Marathon effort raises thousands for Foundation

4th October 2021

Marathon effort raises thousands for Foundation

Six fundraisers, including Foundation and Norwich City FC staff, run the Virgin Money London Marathon

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