Everton in the Community is the official charity of Everton Football Club. Established for over 25 years it is recognised both nationally and internationally for the work it carries out with some of the most hard-to-reach and hard-to-help members of the community.
Using the power and influence of Everton Football Club’s brand the charity is able to make sustained provision of community services for more than 30,000 participants each year in the fields of health, education, equality and diversity, and sport and social inclusion among others.
The establishment of a Free School itself was an extension of the charity’s work to enable the provision of community-driven opportunities for self-improvement and entry into employment, education or training.
While Everton Free School is dedicated to supporting the students and staff who are a part of our learning community, Everton in the Community is also committed to supporting and collaborating with our wider community.
The £4.2m was constructed as part of the Government’s Free School programme and can cater for a maximum of 200 students. The regeneration and redevelopment offers the people of Walton a community campus.
The development includes the refurbishment and extension of an existing building on Spellow Lane and a teaching block, a sports hall, a covered ‘street’ running through the complex and a curving ‘creative block’ close to the existing building. A significant amount of funding was allocated from the Big Lottery Fund to create a community hub which will mean the facilities will be available for public use.