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Millwall Community Trust Annual Report 2021

Millwall Community Trust Annual Report 2021

Millwall Community Trust has released the annual report for the year 2021

The report covers the work and the impact the Trust has had on the local community, in the past year. You can view the full report by clicking here

A word from our Chairman, Keith Soper:

"Working in areas of acute deprivation in the London Boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark, the Trust aims to deliver a range of programmes and initiatives that tackle some of the key social issues individuals and communities face in modern society and to
deliver support to vulnerable families and children as well as NHS workers.

The Trust has recovered well in 2021 from the serious financial issues it faced in 2019 and under the direction of Sean Daly, its Chief Executive Officer, a new three year business plan is being implemented which is closely monitored by the Board of Trustees and its subordinate specialist committees on audit, finance and governance.

The Trust operates with a committed group of staff who reflect the communities in which they operate. 85% of staff are from ethnic
diverse backgrounds. The Trust delivers a range of programmes that cater for all ages and all backgrounds. These include but are not limited to:
- Sport and Physical Activity
- Health and Wellbeing
- Education and Life Skills
- Employment and Training
- Youth Interventions
- Community Engagement

Each of these programmes deliver positive outcomes and these are highlighted in the individual sections in this annual report for 2021.

Overall, the Trust works with 8,600 individuals. These participants are predominantly young people with a gender balance of 84% male and 16% female. 84% of participants are from ethnic diverse backgrounds. Covid-19 has had a big impact on the work of the Trust but through careful management of its resources the Trust is proud that not a single member of its staff has been made redundant.

The Trust has also played a key role in the operation of community food banks and support for the NHS. The Trust is well set to further develop the reach of its programmes in the coming years and to expand its activities into the areas from which the football club draws its support and by doing so to be a catalyst for social change and the alleviation of deprivation."