QPR In The Community Trust
QPR in the Community Trust aims to inspire change by providing projects based in the local community that will have a positive outcome on participants health, education, employability, social inclusion or sports participation. We are no longer just football based but have a multi activity approach to challenge issues faced in disadvantaged or deprived areas of West London. We wish to use the power of the Football Club to forge stronger and deeper connections with the community. Our focus is on creating progressive, vibrant hubs of sporting and social activities leading to enhanced life experiences. We wish to be innovative and creative in tackling issues facing the community. Many of our projects are delivered in partnership with organisations to have the greatest impact. Here are some examples of our recent work:
*Kicks: Targeted at young people aged 12-18 indisadvantaged areas - the aim is to create safer, stronger communities. It tackles anti social behaviour and low level crime through partnerships with LA, Housing Associations and youth offending teams. Not just football focused offers boxing, street dance, basketball, encourages volunteering and provides routes back into education, training and employment.
*QPR Tiger Cubs in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association we provide children and young people with Downs Syndrome the same benefits of being on a team as their able bodied peers.
*QPR Health Stars: Family engagement & primary school project delivery to highlight the importance of eating healthily,not smoking,oral health & physical exercise.*Extra Time: Physical activity & social Club for the Over 60s