Mental health football project nets Costco grant

December 5, 2023 Jim Green

Chester FC Communty Trust has been awarded £1500 thanks to United Way UK’s Give Local 2023 grants programme in partnership with Costco.

Costco has been working in partnership with United Way UK since 2015 to support the communities where it does business, and to increase employee engagement through payroll giving.

The grant will support the Chester FC Mental Health & Wellbeing Football project, which provides two sessions a week for men and women who have experienced a mental health problem.

The money will ensure the sustainbility of the project for the next 12 months, helping towards the cost of facilities, qualified coaches, equipment and kit for the participants, who represent Chester FC in the Cheshire Ability Counts League.

The project aims to reduce social isolation and offers participants opportunities to make friends and keep fit in a welcoming environment and talk about their problems without stigma, seek advice and access additional support.

On behalf of Chester FC Community Trust, we’d like to say a huge thank you to Costco employees and United Way UK for their support.

For more details about Chester FC Mental Health & Wellbeing Football, click here.