DONATE TO HEALTHY GOALS VIA THE CITC PRIZE DRAW AND IT WILL BE MATCHED*

The Healthy Goals initiative, which raised £250,000 last season, aims to uplift the physical and mental health of young people by creating new community football spaces in Manchester. 

Thanks to the success of last year’s campaign along with the support of the fans, City in the Community has regenerated multi-sports pitches at Ravensbury and St Wilfrid’s – both primary schools where the charity delivers its programmes. 

CITC will also open three more regenerated pitches in May, located at Ashbury Meadow, Southern Cross and Holy Name. 

 As part of the celebrations, CITC has announced the launch of a second fundraising window for 2024, enabling the expansion of its existing strategy to empower healthier lives with city youth through football. 

SUPPORT THE HEALTHY GOALS CAMPAIGN HERE AND WE WILL MATCH IT*

WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAID

City in the Community participant, Kurtley, took part in the charity’s Kicks sessions – one of the programmes which will be delivered at the new football spaces built through Healthy Goals - for many years. Commenting on its impact, he said:

What I enjoy most about CITC’s sessions is that I get to play football and make new friends. It really helped me to get out of my comfort zone; making me feel good and like a better person. Before I came to CITC, I didn’t speak English at all, but the coaches really helped me to get involved and learn the language whilst playing football. We really built a formidable bond.

Manchester City is once again bolstering the Healthy Goals initiative by matching all donations made before the fundraising window closes in September 2024, pound-for-pound*. 

Fans are being encouraged to donate through City in the Community’s new monthly Prize Draw, meaning their also able to win prizes – including £2,500 and Manchester City signed merchandise. 

Another participant, Leila, added:

Coming to CITC sessions is like a break from everything else that I do - with just finishing high school, it became a real outlet. Joining the sessions has helped with everything from football skills to communication skills and leadership skills, so I’m really pleased to see that CITC has committed to creating more spaces where young people like me can play and learn.

Frequently Asked Questions

All funds raised go to Manchester City’s charity, City in the Community, which exists to empower healthier lives with city youth through football (charity number charity number 1139229).

The profits raised through the Healthy Goals initiative will support the creation of new community football spaces with youth-led projects, uplifting the physical and mental health of young people across Manchester. You can find out more about City in the Community via www.mancity.com/CITC or @citcmancity on social media.

City in the Community conducts regular impact measurement through participant surveys, coach reports and feedback from local schools they operate in.

The charity also reports impact via Manchester City’s Annual Reports, the most recent of which can be viewed here.

City Football Group will match cash donations to the forementioned initiative (named ‘Healthy Goals’) on a 1:1 basis, which are made to City in the Community between May and September 2023 (so a £1 donation would be matched by City Football Group contributing an amount equal to £1)*. This is known as ‘match funding’. The overall City Football Group donation is subject to the campaign limits.

*City Football Groups’ donation to City in the Community for the May to September 2023 Healthy Goals match funding window is subject to an overall aggregate cap of £500,000 across all participating charities globally, and a maximum donation of £125,000 for any single charity (whichever comes first). 

Overall, City Football Group will contribute a maximum of £125,000 (GBP) to City in the Community through this campaign or £500,000 (GBP) in total for all City Football Group affiliated charities participating in the campaign (whichever comes first).

Fans are being encouraged to donate through City in the Community’s new monthly Prize Draw, meaning their also able to win prizes – including £2,500 and Manchester City signed merchandise. 

City Football Group will make its donation in two instalments – the first being paid by the end of August 2023 and the 2nd by the end of November 2023.

For any donations made via the City in the Community page on JustGiving.com, JustGiving will act as the data controller in relation to your personal data in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and applicable local legislation. Your personal data will not be passed by JustGiving to CFG.

For further information on the data which JustGiving will require from you and how this will be used, please refer to JustGiving’s privacy policy which can be found here. You can also access City in the Community’s Privacy Policy here.

Yes, City in the Community access in kind support from City Football Group and Manchester City, including additional donations, staff time, volunteering, shared office services, player engagement, training for young leaders, connectivity with a global network of youth led community football projects supported through CFG’s global foundation programme, and year-round advocacy on Club channels.

If you are a UK taxpayer and make a qualifying donation supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration, Just Giving will be able to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation and pass this on to the charity partner.

You should seek independent tax advice if you wish to consider whether you are eligible to apply for personal tax relief in relation to your donation.

This will depend, amongst other things, on your personal circumstances, tax status, choice of currency and country of tax residence.

You should seek local independent tax advice if you wish to consider applying for this.

*Overall, City Football Group will contribute a maximum of £125,000 (GBP) to City in the Community through this campaign or £500,000 (GBP) in total for all City Football Group affiliated charities participating in the campaign (whichever comes first). 

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