The Foundation awarded a Community Grant of £2,500 to Aldershot Town Football club, to enable older supporters to travel to football matches. During the pandemic, the club realised that a large number of older people in the community were isolated, so worked with local care homes to distribute free tickets for Saturday games.
The club has now formalised this and launched ‘Eldershot’ and secured a sponsor to fund tickets for groups in local homes. The Foundation’s grant will be go toward helping fund transport for the Eldershot programme.
Aldershot Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. The team competes in the Vanarama National League, the fifth tier of the English football league system. Aldershot Town play at the EBB Stadium.