Guiseley Community Foundation (GCF) utilises the power of sport and the brand and ethos Guiseley AFC as a family orientated club to work with our partners and the local community to deliver a range of initiatives.
Read more about Guiseley Community Foundation below:
Guiseley Community Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to deliver fun and confidence increasing sessions to a variety of demographics within the local community. Their overall objective is to use activity and the Power of Sport to improve both physical and mental health along with improving educational and lifetime aspirations of the local and wider community.
This can take many forms, from simply encouraging exercise and sport via the provision of Summer Sports Camps to specifically targeted sports activities that are used as rewards.
The Foundation works with many different age groups in a variety of different settings. From delivering early-years PE sessions in pre-schools and nurseries to delivering chair-based exercises in elderly homes, they pride themselves on having an impact on as many different people as possible.
Their sessions are planned with fun at the core, but also help improve the well-being and skills of the many people they see on a weekly basis. In the past, the Foundation’s focus has been on sport, but they have now diversified into helping those in need through the donation of food, drink and sanitary products. Although, the Foundation is perhaps best-known for their extremely popular holiday football camps.
These holiday camps have been running ever since the Foundation’s inception, with the camps attracting over 30 children each holiday. As a foundation, they are proud to be able to deliver a wide range of sessions, benefitting many different people in our community.
Currently, in pursuit of these objectives they run the following projects:
- Curriculum PE and PLPS activities in 5 local Primary Schools
- Early Years co-ordination activity sessions
- Healthy Holiday sessions in all school holidays
- Soccer Camps and Girl's only sessions in all school holidays
- Sports Leaders and Violence Reduction courses in the Pennington Centre and Adel
- Beck Secure Children's Home
- Activity focussed after school clubs in a range of Primary Schools
- Eco Schools projects in five Primary Schools
- Inter-generational activities with Friends of Nunroyd Park
- Chair based exercise and activities within Memory Lane Day Centre and Wharfeview
- Extra Care Home
- Diversionary activities at NHS, Becklin Centre