Saturday, March 24, 2007

CITC In The News/ Community Based Projects

It is great to see our Club's "City In The Community" get some well deserved praise in today's Telegraph. The full article can be read here

It was suggested to us, not too long ago, that the Trust might put pressure on our Club to divert funding from funds available for players to our Club's Football In The Community schemes. Not long after that comment was made we clarified that this perception would be wrong and far from the truth. Our Mission Statement is clear (in this regard) and just as relevant today as it was last September when we released it "We also recognise the excellent work that Manchester City already does in the community and wish to support that and spread it further, wherever possible."

Any "Community based projects" undertaken by the Trust will be self-financed whether it be from its own resources and/ or with grants available from appropriate sources. Of course one area that does not need finance is time and many supporters have contacted us to offer their time to the Trust. We look forward to the day when the Trust sets up and runs it's first "Community based project" run by the trust members/ supporters.

We remain very keen to ensure that the Trust plays an active part in "Community based projects" and we have been doing research in this area for some time and plan much much more. We will of course continue to publish updates on here and welcome input, feedback and questions to


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