Founded in 2013, The Sports Trust has been a part of Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh celebrating sport as a powerful tool for social improvement.
As a not-for-profit charity, our work across schools, sports clubs and the local community dismantles barriers to participation in sport and promotes our firm belief that sport and exercise are essential components of a healthy and united society.
We are committed to creating inclusive and inspiring environments for people to love sport and exercise, whatever their motivations may be.
Through our multi-faceted approach, we will diversify sporting landscapes, champion communities and create meaningful opportunities.
We will achieve this through the five pillars of work:
Support local people to remove barriers to sports
Transform facilities into safe, sustainable and inclusive space
Offer expertise to shape and improve the sporting landscape
Network with sports clubs and share best practice
Encourage people of all ages to create a life-long love for sport and physical activity
We embed physical activity within the culture of every school, inspiring young people to build life-long loves of sport. We provide high quality sports opportunities that enable:
We champion sports clubs and provide focussed support and guidance. To ensure sustainability and growth, we help with the following areas:
We work with local communities to break down barriers to participation in sport, and focus on improving resources and opportunities for under-represented groups. Through collaboration, we work to ensure that:
Physical activity sessions are safe, inclusive and accessible
Community volunteers feel connected and empowered
Participants are supported to take ownership and influence change
We proudly operate three dynamic and successful sports venues: Folkestone 51, Three Hills Sports Park and Folkestone Sea Sports. We ensure that each venue:
With our wealth of knowledge and expertise, The Sports Trust acts as a market leader on all things sport. Sharing our extensive insight, experience and connections, we play important roles as:
A central hub for all sporting activity in the district
Resource centre for clubs, schools and communities
Researchers on local activity, behaviours and feedback.
We believe in F O L K E
Our charity values drive everything that we do and demonstrates our commitment to F O L K E: