**Birmingham City Football Club Charity Policy **
Birmingham City Football Club is proud of the considerable off-field support it delivers each season to various charitable causes and community groups. The Club acknowledges the responsibility, impact and influence that professional football carries and through this, the Club aims to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Birmingham.
The Club is committed to supporting local charities, community organisations and individuals in raising awareness and/or funds for each of the various causes it supports, and fully recognises the positive part it can play through meaningful collaboration and partnerships.
Birmingham City FC Community Trust is a registered charity based at St. Andrew’s Stadium. The Trust by working in close collaboration with, and utilising the unique stage of Birmingham City FC, aims to break down barriers to engage, inspire and create opportunities for people, including the most vulnerable, within the communities of Birmingham and Solihull.
Through the renowned vehicle of football and professional sport, the Trust aims to deliver positive initiatives that make an impact in heart of the city and surrounding areas by inspiring people through:
· Sports participation
· Sports inclusion
· Community development
Birmingham City Former Players Association has raised over a million pounds for charities around the Birmingham area through fundraising activities with former BCFC players and managers.
The Club typically receives hundreds of requests for donations to good causes each year from charities, community organisations and individuals. Whilst unable to fulfil all requests, the Club is committed to delivering assistance where possible and practical to Birmingham-based charities, community organisations and individuals only.
Throughout the course of each football season, the Club will donate match tickets and signed pennants. To request one of these, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and where possible, we will help.
Owing to the large number of applications received, the Club cannot accommodate requests from charities, organisations or individuals outside of Birmingham. Also, due to demands, we are unable to help with prizes of signed shirts, footballs or monetary donations.
If your request is not successful, the Club operates a Ticket Incentive Scheme for local schools, charities, youth groups and sports teams to earn commission by selling special rate tickets for selected home matches. Click here for more information on the Ticket Incentive Scheme.
Throughout the course of a season the Club will accommodate registered charities by holding ground collections on matchdays at St. Andrew’s. The Club will select the chosen charities ahead of the forthcoming season.
All matchday ground collections must adhere to the Club’s matchday ground collections code of conduct.