About

Reds in the Community is registered charity delivering community and charitable activities on behalf of Barnsley Football Club. We use the power of football and Barnsley Football Club to engage and improve the lives of local people.

Professional football clubs are at the heart of their communities, not just geographically but more importantly, emotionally. They have a unique connection and draw that enables them to reach further and wider than others. This provides a great opportunity and responsibility to make a difference.

Using the power of football and Barnsley Football Club we aim to engage and improve the lives of local people through a range of activities and projects within four key themes – Education, Health, Social Inclusion and Sports Participation

Did you know that last year we….

Engaged directly with 1800 participants each week within four key themes; Education, Health, Social Inclusion and Sports Participation.

Worked with 293 disabled children, young people and adults delivering a range of sporting activities.

Supported 7,650+ volunteering hours as part of the NCS (National Citizen Service Programme).

Engaged 289 participants increasing levels of physical activity through the Fit Reds Programme.

Enrolled 57 young people aged 16-19 on full time education programmes with an average 93% achieving positive progressions.

Distributed 9,600 free match tickets in supporting projects and rewarding participation and achievements.

Delivered £678,000 of charitable activity supporting local organisations and people.

Worked with 128 local schools delivering a range of activities.

Coordinated 384 player visits in support of projects and community initiatives.