Who We Are

Who We Are

We are Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC); the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club.

We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better. We work hard every day to deliver our mission across the communities of Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and West Yorkshire. Together we inspire, support and deliver positive change for all.

Our work is channelled into five key areas: Sport, Education, Health, Social Inclusion and Community Facilities. Our highly-skilled, dynamic and passionate team now deliver over 50 community projects that touch the lives of a huge spectrum of people in and around Burnley. From children and young people right through to senior citizens.

Though we are embedded within the ethos of Burnley FC, we are financially independent from the football club. We rely on fundraising activities, donations, sponsorships and grants to do the work we do and every penny we raise goes to developing new opportunities for those who need it most.

We believe Burnley is a special place – a home to extraordinary people. This website will showcase to you the scope of our work but it’s also a place you can actively get involved in the work of our charity.

Day-by-day, the outreach of our work is growing and truly exciting things are happening at Burnley FC in the Community. Come and be part of our story!

Mission and Objectives

Burnley FC in the Community is a self-financing registered charity (No: 1155856) with a mission to support communities, inspire communities and deliver change in communities. This is achieved through the delivery of 10 community objectives:

  1. Engage with our communities to raise aspirations.
  2. Support our community to live healthy lives.
  3. Create a level playing field for all to engage in sport and physical activity.
  4. Ensure we are a needs-led charity and focus on addressing the ‘root cause’ of social issues.
  5. Support and inspire children and young people to reach their full potential.
  6. Harness the unique standing of Burnley FC to deliver lasting change in the local community and overseas.
  7. Empower our employees, partners and participants to champion Equality and Inclusion.
  8. To ensure we are a partnership-based organisation which prides itself on forming long-term mutually beneficial partnerships with ‘like-minded’ organisations.
  9. To embed ourselves in communities for the long-term by working with partners to develop and operate outstanding community facilities.
  10. To ensure we always deliver high quality impactful projects through a strong foundation of staff, CPD, organisational policies and governance procedures.