But one thing has always remained the same: the quality delivery of community programmes throughout Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. In 2019, the Trust has worked with over 25,000 members of the local community, ranging from two to 80 years old, across 15 different projects.
The Tigers Trust Premier League Kicks Programme celebrated the PL Kicks’ 10th anniversary in November, and next year the Trust will launch a new targeted programme called ‘Kicks – Breaking the Cycle’. Designed to divert young people away from serious youth violence, knife crime, gang membership, child criminal and sexual exploitation, the programme looks to form trusted relationships with those identified at being at risk.
The Trust’s National Citizen Service programme excelled once again and exceeded EFL set targets by taking away 527 young people in summer 2019. The Tigers Trust programme also raised over £25,000 for other charitable organisations and 15,000 volunteering hours were put back into Hull and East Riding. The Trust have also welcomed new members to the NCS team.
In addition, the Trust launched a new Premier League programme called ‘Inspires’. Running across the academic year, the programme has a mix of stadium-based events, timetabled sessions, 1:1 support meetings and social action volunteering. Inspires focuses on improving confidence, developing skills, gaining knowledge and creating a positive attitude.
The Trust has also organised an Inspires Challenge across six local secondary schools in early 2020. The winners will go on to represent the Trust and Hull City, along with other Premier League and Championship clubs, in April 2020.
This season, young participants from the Trust’s programmes have been involved on matchdays, from matchball assistants to the guard of honour! This has given youngsters a unique opportunity to be part of the matchday experience!
A volunteer coordinator joined the team this year to establish a new volunteers programme that supporters can get involved with. There has been lots of interest already and we would like to thank those who gave up their time to help with our joint Christmas food bank appeal with Hull City for the Trussell Trust. For all volunteer opportunity enquiries, please email [email protected].
Looking ahead to 2020, the Trust will celebrate its 30th anniversary later this year and have some exciting events in the planning! Make sure you visit www.tigerstrust.co.uk for all the latest information.