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QPR in the Community Trust

QPR in the Community Trust

Charity information

QPR in the Community Trust

Our aims are to provide projects based in the local community that will have a positive outcome on participants health, education, social inclusion or participation. We are no longer just football based but have a multi activity approach to challenge issues faced in disadvantaged or deprived areas of London. We wish to use the power of the Football Club to forge stronger and deeper connections with the community. We aim to work with 100,000 people this year. Our focus is on creating progressive, vibrant hubs of sporting and social activities leading to enhanced life experiences. We wish to be innovative and creative in tackling issues facing the community and to deliver our projects in partnership with organisations to have the greatest impact.

Current examples of our work include:
*Kickz: Targeted at disadvantaged areas - the aim is to create safer, stronger communities. It tackles anti social behaviour and low level crime through partnerships with LA, Housing Associations and youth offending teams. Not just football focused offers boxing, street dance, basketball, encourages volunteering and provides routes back into education, training and employment. The kickz sessions run 3 times a week in 4 different venues with 160 particpants over the 4 courses weekly.
*QPR Tiger Cubs on partnership with the Down Syndrome Association we provide children and young people with Downs Syndrome the same benefits of being on a team as their able bodied peers. Weekly sessions with 30-40 regularly attending and over 100 on the register
*Study Support Centre offers a six week after school study support programme with the aim to improve numeracy, literacy and ICT skills run in partnership with H&F Council and DfES. Aim to work with 350 children this year.
*Roadwise rangers: teaching road safety to children in White City.
*Extra Time: Social Club for local residents Over 60s offering activities, and day trips. Weekly sessions with 30-35 participants
*Breakfast clubs: tackling obesity though sport and a healthy breakfast to start the day.

Founded 2009