Based at the Ricoh Arena, Sky Blues in the Community is formerly a department of Coventry City Football Club formed in 1993 to deliver football in the community initiatives on behalf of the club.
The organisation became a registered charity in December 2008, financially independent from the football club and governed by an independent Board of Trustees. We are supported by the Football League Trust, which oversees the work of community schemes at the 72 Football League clubs.
Over the last five years, the role of Sky Blues in the Community has changed dramatically, from offering traditional football development activities to playing a greater role in driving personal and community development in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Our work now is more than just football.
We increase opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities, improve health and wellbeing, promote education, learning and personal development and support inclusion amongst disadvantaged and underrepresented communities.
We work with a number of local, regional and national organisations from the voluntary, statutory and private sector. Our list of partners is substantial and we are committed to increasing the range and diversity of our partnerships helping us to achieve our organisational objectives – and ultimately delivering a range of activities and projects for the benefit of our community.
Over the last few years the organisation has grown significantly and diversified in the range of activities and projects we deliver, as well vastly increasing the number of people benefitting from our programmes.
Sky Blues in the Community is completely self-funding and our income is generated in a number of ways. We receive some central funding from the Professional Footballers Association (via the Football League Trust), and primarily rely on the selling of services and grant applications.
We have a range of organisations to thank for making our work possible – the details of which can be found on our ‘partners and funders‘ page.