Corporate Social Responsibility

Fulham Football Club Foundation

We are immensely proud of the work that our Community team has been doing for over 20 years, and grateful for the involvement and support of the businesses we work with.

Due to this success, the Fulham Football Club Foundation was formed as a registered charity in 2005, delivering inspirational initiatives across no less than nine London and Surrey boroughs. The Foundation’s mission is to ’build better lives through sport,’ which it achieves through a number of projects, driving increased participation in high quality sport and improvements in health and well-being which, in turn, contribute to reducing youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

In doing so, it employs more than 135 full time and sessional staff, who have worked with more than 37,000 young people during the last year. The Foundation’s work has thrived through a variety of worthwhile projects and initiatives which include:

  • A ‘first’ for Down’s syndrome football when the Fulham Badgers travelled to Hong Kong to play two of Hong Kong’s Down’s syndrome teams.
  • The first ever Down’s syndrome football festival in partnership with the Down’s Syndrome Association and the Premier League, which Fulham was delighted to host.
  • Seven Kickz projects across four London Boroughs, engaging with over 2,000 young people to help create safer, stronger and more respectful communities.
  • Engaging with 160 volunteers a year, committing 2,000 hours of volunteer time to community sport through the Community Champions Programme.
  • Raising aspirations in young people through our Enterprise and Educational Programmes
  • Delivering coaching to over 18,000 school children in a wide range of sports participation activities, providing out of school hours learning at more than 150 schools.

If your business would like to partner one of our initiatives, we would be delighted to hear from you. Call us on 0870 442 5432.

Stadium Development

Increased capacity and major improvements to the facilities at Craven Cottage are required to help us deliver long term growth and self sustainability. In line with our business values and culture regarding CSR, this will be a project undertaken with great sensitivity and consideration, turning potential concerns into opportunities for improvement both environmentally and for the community.

The development will reconnect the riverside walkway (where it is currently diverted around Craven Cottage via Stevenage Road) with a cantilevered extension which will not encroach into the Thames, thus maintaining flood capacity; fender piles will be constructed as part of the river wall to protect river craft. Direct access from the stadium to the riverside walk will also help reduce crowd congestion on matchdays. Furthermore the design will reduce the impact of floodlighting on the river and adjacent streets.

We host a range of activities throughout the season to engage with our community, and the Club’s Foundation runs many activities to achieve its on-going aim of building better lives through sport. Consequently we believe the development will genuinely benefit the community, create more jobs and bring more money into local business.

For more information including further benefits and an Environmental Impact Assessment, please visit our Stadium Development pages.