Everton in the Community
Everton in the Community is the official charity of Everton Football Club, providing services to those living in the Liverpool City Region (LCR), tackling issues such as mental health; unemployment; crime and health; and housing and education. Launched in 1988, the charity runs more than 40 programmes each year, held in 130 venues across the city region and offering support to all ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Despite the challenges of COVID-19 and various lockdowns over the past year, Everton in the Community managed to buck industry trends by recording it highest-ever annual revenue last year, with a 20% year-on-year increased turnover and double that of five years ago. Thanks to the swift response of the charity’s directors, staff and volunteers, as well as the generosity of its fans, Everton in the Community has been able to continue – and even step up – its vital work throughout the pandemic, enabling the charity to provide much-needed support to more than 45,000 individuals during the last 12 months alone.