Who We Are

The County Community Trust is an independent registered charity (Charity number 1194114) established by Stockport County FC as the official affiliated charitable arm of the football club. Our aim is to use the local community passion for sport and football, offering a range of programmes and activities to encourage learning and promote healthy lifestyles that will make a real difference to the lives of people in our local community in providing valuable community support and outreach within the Stockport and surrounding area.

Our Aim

The CCT is a vibrant and active community organisation that aims to provide a socially inclusive community along with health and education engagement programmes, which aim to make a difference to the lives of people within our communities.

Through this provision, we aim to support children, adults, senior citizens and families across Stockport, Greater Manchester, Tameside, High Peak and East Cheshire. We want to engage and support people in our community by offering sports participation projects, social inclusion, health and wellbeing and disability provision. Through these activities we aim to extend opportunity, choice and control benefitting attendees physically, socially, and emotionally.

Having successfully achieved charitable status in 2021, the aim for the trust is now to reach even more people and increase the role we play in the local community.

The Trust offers many diverse activities that aim to provide the people in Stockport and the surrounding borough with the opportunities to participate and enjoy themselves in a fun, friendly environment.

The Trusts emphasis is placed on educating people in life skills, promoting self-esteem, respect, sportsmanship, social inclusion, and healthy active lifestyles.

Our Strategy

The following four areas of strategic focus have been highlighted through our consultation process and discussions with key partners and stakeholders. The Trust has set itself some key objectives within each of these areas of strategic focus.

1. Increasing levels of physical activity leading to better physical health
2. Improving wellbeing in our communities leading to better mental health
3. Increasing educational attainment and skills
4. Building stronger communities

Through delivering our key areas of focus, we will also work to elevate the position of Stockport County within the town, with the aim of creating a strong fan base, increasing the use of Edgeley Park by the local community and drawing on the use of players to create strong role models.

Take a look at our three-year strategy document here

Our Partners

Without the support of our partners, such as The National League Trust, our work could not be carried out. The CCT are extremely grateful for all that choose to invest in our bespoke activities, and the stakeholders who equally support our day-to-day activities allowing us to continue growing and reaching out to our local community! 

One of our key stakeholders is Stockport County Football Club who wholeheartedly support the CCT as their official affiliated club charity. In partnership with the club, we provide an excellent service to our local schools and wider community. We provide opportunities and choice throughout all our activities. We support the club in offering free tickets to support community initiatives giving many people the chance to enjoy football and enhancing our ‘next generation of fans’ philosophy.

Board of Trustees

John Stevenson MBE – CCT Chairman

David Ancell – CCT Trustee

Laura Swindells – CCT Trustee

Giles Beswick – CCT Trustee

David Cheetham – CCT Trustee

Phil Brown – CCT Trustee

The County Community Trust Board of Trustees offers support and advice on promoting and progressing the work of the Community Trust. Its main focus is to manage and review the work of the partnership with an emphasis on planning and developing strategies to achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and sustainable growth and development.

The Board of Trustees provides a strategic overview, acting as a critical friend and ensures accountability. Specifically, the group’s terms of reference state that its role is to:

  • Provide strategic direction to the partnership and agree Trust priorities
  • Ensure the Trust links to other plans and developments and supports local and national Government policy
  • Provide guidance, advice and support to the Operational Management Team.
  • Provide a sounding board for the Operational Management Team.
  • Promote work and raise the profile of the CCT.
  • Provide financial overview.
  • Ensure the CCT Manager is both supported and accountable.
  • Explore the future substantiality of the CCT.
  • All individuals must declare any conflict of interest that may arise which an individual, or organisation, has competing interests or loyalties.

Join the team:

Due to continued growth the County Community Trust are looking to hire Community Sports Coaches.  Please click the link to apply: Apply Now



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