Anfield Sports & Community Centre

Funders

Barclays - Barclay’s moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide. Their common purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.  Our partnership with Barclays involves more than them looking after our money, we value their strategic advice and support we have received from their community engagement team. We have also been successful in receiving funding through their Barclays spaces for sport funding introduced in 2006. Barclays Spaces for Sports is a community-based sports programme. It uses sport as a platform to help young people develop life skills, and to revitalise disadvantaged communities in a sustainable way. 

In the UK, 200 community sports sites have been created in partnership with the Football Foundation, supporting more than 40 different sports, ASCC being one such site. 


LEAP  - Here at the ASCC we are a delivery partner in the LEAP project, Liverpool East Active Partnership.  Funded by Sports England and Liverpool City Council the project will deliver a broad range of sports and physical recreation activities and link together community sports facilities ,parks and local sports clubs. 

Liverpool City Council - is the governing body for the city of Liverpool in Merseyside, England. It consists of 90 councillors, three for each of the city's 30 wards. We receive excellent support from those local councilors linked to our area, and benefit  from a range of services and opportunities they bring to the community.  They see great value in our work sharing our successes and advocating on our behalf and that of our community residents. 

We have taken advantage of a number of LCC competitive funding opportunities which have allowed us to maintain our community offer and deliver high quality sports opportunities especially during the school holidays when community need is greatest. 


Our links to the LCC regeneration programme has been significant over the past 7 years working together with other voluntary sector organisations to help LCC shape the landscape and contribute to the changes across Anfield. This partnership will continue as we pursue further investment into the site to aid its long term sustainability. 

Partnerships 

HFSG - The Hillsborough Family Support Group was founded in May 1989 by a majority of the families who lost loved ones in the Football Disaster at Hillsborough Stadium Sheffield, England on the 15th April 1989. All families who had lost loved ones in the disaster were invited to a meeting which was held at the Vernon Sangster Sports Centre, Liverpool. By July of the same year, the families had democratically elected a committee and held their first committee meeting.

As their logo implies, the bereaved families came together to help and support each other throughout the aftermath. It became very clear at an early stage that a strong group was needed if a campaign to bring out the truth and ensure justice was to succeed. 25 years on their campaigning continues and we at the ASCC are proud to have the group based within our facility. 


StreetGames - was launched in 2007 to change lives and change communities for the better. Inspired by the success of joint work by The FA, The Football Foundation and agencies working in deprived areas. 

Street Games is a sports charity that changes lives and communities. They  do it by supporting a network of projects like ASCC which give sports and volunteering opportunities to young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK. Doorstep sport is StreetGames’ delivery method, whereby we bring sport close to the home in disadvantaged communities at the right time, for the right price, to the right place and in the right style.

The aim of each StreetGames project, accredited by StreetMark, is to be sustainable and become part of the fabric of the community. This leads to stronger and safer communities, a championing of social action and volunteering, as well as improved health and wellbeing.

StreetGames is proud that it gives young people exactly what they’re seeking – the chance to enjoy sport, give back to their communities and aspire to greater things. The enthusiasm that this breeds leads to an increase in sports participation and a recognition of the enjoyment that can be gained from taking part in sport.

Street Chance Cricket 

Street Chance supported by Barclays Spaces for Sports is an inner-city cricket initiative run by the Cricket Foundation that has engaged nearly 27,000 young people since 2008.

StreetChance works with the Metropolitan Police Service and County Constabularies in cities across England using cricket to engage young people from a range of backgrounds in areas affected by youth crime and anti-social behavior. The project aims to increase aspiration, promote mutual respect, and enhance relationships with others, including schools, police and the wider community. The ASCC programme has been running for over 2 years and within that time has won two national awards and seen two of our young people selected to play with the Liverpool School Boy’s  team, full cricket standard within the NGB club setting.