Alfreton Town highly-regarded Community Scheme has had its hard work and dedication recognised in fine style
The Reds’ scheme has received a major boost in the shape of funding to the tune of £85,000 and the club were presented with a cheque for that amount by Susan O’Brien, programme manager of the Football Conference Trust, at half-time during last Saturday’s 3-2 home win over Harrogate Town.
The club have received the funding over four years and the monies are to support and build on the Reds’ highly-rated community programme activities which includes work in schools, holiday coaching camps and the ground-breaking dementia support group ‘Sporting Connections’.
Alfreton Town media director Kev Miles said: “This award is a major boost for the club and it will enable us to continue to build on our already excellent foundations and projects within the local community.
“It is very pleasing to have the club’s community scheme and hard work recognised in this way.”
The Football Conference Trust is a charity that offers grant aid to National League clubs to support and develop their community projects.
“Funding is made possible by the generous support of the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association and each has contributed to a fund of £5.2m.
Alfreton Town are one of fifty-nine National League clubs currently running projects after receiving funds from the Football Conference Trust and the Reds extend their grateful thanks to Susan O’Brien and the Trust, The Premier League and the PFA for their highly-valued and continued support.