Community Sports Foundation

We are 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.

The Community Sports Foundation are committed to developing environments where everyone feels safe, valued and respected through our Canary Safe standards.

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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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Fundraising Events

Coastal Walk Challenge

18th May 2024

Coastal Walk Challenge

Three Peaks Challenge

6th–8th June 2024

Three Peaks Challenge

Race Against The Sun

15th June 2024

Race Against The Sun

Cycle Swarm

30th June 2024

Cycle Swarm

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Chantry Place partners with the Foundation

16th May 2024

Chantry Place partners with the Foundation

Chantry Place teams up with the Community Sports Foundation to host a free ‘Sporting Summer’ event

Corporate Cup 2024 – Recap

10th May 2024

Corporate Cup 2024 – Recap

On Thursday 9th May, the Community Sports Foundation welcomed 27 local businesses and partners to The Nest to compete in a day of competitive tournament football.

Be early, wear yellow!

9th May 2024

Be early, wear yellow!

Norwich City are encouraging supporters to turn out early and in their colours for Sunday’s play-off semi-final first leg against Leeds United.

2023 Annual Impact Report released

1st May 2024

2023 Annual Impact Report released

We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2023 Impact Report - read it now!

Coastal Construction prizedraw

25th April 2024

Coastal Construction prizedraw

Enter a Foundation challenge series event this year and you could win executive tickets for a Canaries fixture, courtesy of Coastal Construction.

Ashley Barnes wins PFA Community Champion Award

19th April 2024

Ashley Barnes wins PFA Community Champion Award

Norwich City forward Ashley Barnes wins PFA Community Champion Award for his community engagement during the 2023/24 season.

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