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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.

Our Programmes

A young adults mental wellbeing programme funded by The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund 

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Team Talk

A peer to peer talking group held at the stadium once a week for men with mental wellbeing problems and/or suicidal thoughts

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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


Life skills programme for young adults at risk of exclusion including designing a community event funded by GM Police Commissioners Youth Aspiration Fund

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Veteran's Brunch

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

Inspiring Futures

Funded by Youth Endowment Fund to 7 Rugby League Foundations, the programme is made up of three strands: Educate,  Aspire and Connect.

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Kick Start

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.

For more info, they can follow you on social in a click.

Students During Break

Person centred group sessions, funded by Tampon Tax Fund following young adult females and 11-16 years old.

Sensory Respite

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. 

Vets Club

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.

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Girls United

Small group workshops and one to one support for young females aged 11-16 years old. 


News and Events

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“Coming to LCT has changed my life, without their help and guidance I never would have finished school, got the help I needed and achieved my dream of going to college”  


Ian B

Past Participant 


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