Leigh Community Trust
About Our Trust
From humble beginnings as a small not for profit community organization formed in 2001, Leigh Youth and Community Development Trust, working name Leigh Community Trust has evolved into a thriving community focused charity, that has harnessed the power of sport and its affiliation to the local professional sports club to use as a means of both personal and community development and cohesion.
We aim to enhance and support the community by creating a stronger and safer place, increased educational attainment, improved physical and mental wellbeing and the promotion of social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people from becoming excluded, relieving the needs of those marginalised and assisting them to integrate back into society.
Since our inception, we’ve worked around the clock to expand our causes and help those who are in need. Every contribution goes toward making our community a better place, so if you’re looking to contribute a donation or your time, get in touch today. Making a positive difference has never been so easy.
Sky Try Primary
Grass roots rugby league development programme for 5-8 year olds funded by Sky
Dancing Down Memory Lane
Fun social tea dances for older people at risk of isolation funded by Postcode Lottery
Sky Try High
Grass roots Rugby league Development programme for 11-14 year olds funded by Sky
Held the second Monday in every month for veterans and their families to come together over a bacon ‘butties’ and a cup of coffee to find out what services are available or just to socialize funded by Tesco Community
DaDuCa Arts Award
Creative Dance programme for Primary and High school pupils to gain an Explore or Bronze Arts Award funded by RFL Cares and Curious Minds
A Different Route
A provision of diversionary activities for men suffering with long term illnesses funded by The Deal Community Investment Fund and Wigan CCG
Funded by Youth Endowment Fund to 7 Rugby League Foundations, the programme is made up of three strands: Educate, Aspire and Connect.
The Kick Start programme aids the pathway from unemployment into employment
Over the Top
Education programme for Primary school children using our innovative projection dome for pupils to understand life as a Leigh World War one soldier.
Centurion Match days
A chance in a life-time for the local community team or organisation to showcase at a Centurions matchday
Centurions Star Readers
This is a great place to tell people more about yourself and peak their interest.
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Person centred group sessions, funded by Tampon Tax Fund following young adult females and 11-16 years old.
Sessions are run for families with children who live with autism and other learning disabilities through use of our sensory room for one-hour sessions.
Social club for older veterans to take part in varying social activities including trips, games afternoons, tea dances, digital inclusion etc funded by MOD Covenant fund
Life Through a Lens(Veterans)
A programme for veterans with injury or illness using VR technology and our projection dome to improve outlook, wellbeing and reduce isolation
The A Team
Providing a safe environment for children and young adults aged 4-18 years old diagnosed with or awaiting diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder to take part in sport and physical activity.
Small group workshops and one to one support for young females aged 11-16 years old.