Charlton named EFL League One Community Club of the Season


Charlton Athletic have been named League One Community Club of the Season as part of the 2024 EFL Awards and will be celebrated in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon.

Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s (CACT) exceptional work has been recognised as the stand-out amongst the 24 clubs in the division and they will be joined alongside the two other divisional winners from the Championship and League Two at the House of Commons to receive their awards.

One of the three clubs will also be named EFL Community Club of the Season at the 2024 EFL Awards ceremony at Grosvenor House on Sunday, April 14th.

An independent charity since 2003, CACT’s work and its impact has grown year on year, and it now works with over 25,000 participants annually.

Across CACT’s more than 65 programmes, a social value of £49,609,000 has been generated, which means that for every £1 the charity invests in a one-year period, £9.52 is created.

CACT CEO, Jason Morgan said: “It’s been another year to be proud of for CACT. Our latest impact report reflects the hard work and commitment that continues to go into a diverse range of strands.

“We are so proud that CACTs programmes have continued to make a difference to our community and we are delighted to be named as League One Community Club of the Season for 2024. This award is credit to the dedicated staff working at CACT.”

Charlton Athletic Managing Director, James Rodwell added: “Charlton Athletic Community Trust plays a vital role in enhancing the everyday lives of so many people in our local community. This award is a testament to that extraordinary contribution and highlights the incredible job going on behind the scenes. As a football club we are exceptionally proud of the widespread nature of the work carried out by our community trust and will continue to do all we can to support the magnificent work of the CACT trustees, Jason and his team.”

The EFL recognised Charlton for leading the way for its school project on the Isle of Sheppey – a high priority area for the Department of Education – and its innovative work to support the NHS. 

Trevor Birch, CEO of the EFL, said: “I’m honoured to be at the Houses of Parliament today to celebrate the winners from this year’s EFL Community Awards. The real-life stories shared by participants from community programmes across the League is humbling and shows the breadth and depth of work delivered.

"This annual event presents a powerful reminder of the scale, reach and impact of Club community work and its significance to the 72 towns and cities EFL Clubs serve all year round.”





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