We’ve awarded a Community Grant to Aldershot Town Football Club to help older people in care homes get to football matches

We are delighted to award 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.

"During the pandemic, so many older people were isolated and unable to connect with their communities. The Foundation is delighted to be able to support Aldershot Town Football Club’s Eldershot programme, with funding for transport, so older residents in care homes can travel to matches on a Saturday. This is a terrific programme and it will help to make a difference to the lives of older residents in care homes interested in football in Aldershot."
Jonathan Freeman MBE, CEO of CareTech Foundation
"We are grateful to Care Tech Foundation for the financial support they have given – allowing us to sustain this valuable work here in Hampshire. We are a highly inclusive football club, and we invite everyone to join us the Hub"
Shahid Azeem, Chairman of Aldershot Town FC