Published November 30, 2022
EFL launch ‘Together – Supporting Communities’
The EFL has today launched ‘Together – Supporting Communities’ an initiative to support the communities and fans of the 72 League Clubs during the cost-of-living crisis.
The scheme will see EFL Clubs provide community services and matchday offers to help people in challenging economic times and will contribute towards the Government’s ‘Help for Households’ initiative.
In rapid response, EFL Clubs and their respective Club Community Organisations (CCOs) have already rolled out a variety of support to those hit the hardest, with foodbanks, clothing donations and even ‘heat hubs’ providing lifelines to members of disadvantaged communities in England and Wales.
Earlier this month, staff from the Club and the Foundation spent three nights volunteering at charity partner FIND (Families in Need) as part of the ‘FIND a warmer community’ campaign, packing food parcels which will delivered to users of the service.
The campaign was launched with the cost of living crisis in mind, focusing on supporting people by providing warm items such as hats, gloves, scarves, hot water bottles and socks.
Staff packed a total of 400 boxes over the course of three nights with these to be received by users of FIND in the coming months.
EFL partners eBay, Lifebuoy and Papa Johns will also be joining the initiative, by providing ticketing and food offers for the rest of the season.
eBay will be using its partnership with the EFL to allow supporters and people in the local community, who may not usually be able to attend EFL fixtures, to do so through the provision of match day tickets, further showcasing a commitment and drive to bring communities, and EFL clubs within them together. Lifebuoy will also provide tickets to EFL matches, specifically targeting families in need.
Papa Johns is offering all EFL ticket holders 50% off pizza through their Show Us Your Ticket campaign. This season-long campaign aims to boost fans’ matchday experience and reward their loyalty during the cost-of-living crisis.
To find out more and see the full list of EFL club offers visit: https://www.efl.com/supporters/together-supporting-communities/