WHO WE ARE
We are a network of grassroots community clubs who subscribe to collective values, and embrace these aims and objectives. We lobby and fundraise for the development and sustainability of socially conscious grassroots community clubs that create positive social impact alongside their sporting aims.
Our Grassroots community clubs' values are:
- Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion amongst their staff, players, volunteers and beneficiaries
- Aims to create positive environmental and social impact to improve their communities and environment
- Actively promote inclusive environments' for beneficiaries of all backgrounds
- A commitment to give fans and supporters a voice, in a meaningful way like fan-led ownership and fan-led forums' and media
- Advocate on behalf of the Grassroots game, as we look to protect sites and grounds for sporting and community use
Board of Directors
Brian Akintokun CEO/Chair (international Coordinator)
R. Douglas (Trustee)
S. Taylor (Trustee)
WHAT WE DO
We will lobby, campaign and champion these values across the football world.
This network of grassroots clubs will lobby, campaign and champion these values across the beautiful game, as we look to expand the 'grassroots football revolution' started by Hackney Wick FC to further places across the UK and wider football world. We believe that grassroots football has a positive role to play in helping communities to thrive and improve social/environmental conditions which need to be addressed, so this campaign will focus minds towards how we can all work together to demonstrate good practice and inclusion, equality and diversity.
Our partnership began from the '32 Borough Cup' which brought 32 grassroots community clubs together to tackle youth violent crime and give young people positive activities using the power of football. From this success, we felt it was necessary to expand this work into other areas which improve grassroots communities, the environment and peoples' lives.
Our aims is to expand this partnership beyond the 32 member clubs and promote these values across the footballing world to include professional clubs too - as all clubs begin from the grassroots level.
We want to focus on growing the grassroots community football game through (however every club will have there own unique priorities and agendas):
- Health and wellbeing
- Volunteering and community engagement
- Addressing inequalities and enhancing community cohesion
- delivering educational activities
We want to use the power of grassroots community football to help tackle some of the issues we face both on and off the pitch, and this time - for Good!
GRASSROOT FOR GOOD CIC WORK TO ENSURE AND THESE STATEMENTS DESCRIBE THE STEPS TAKEN TO IDENTIFY, REDRESS AND MITIGATE MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN OUR OWN BUSINESS AND SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS.
Grassroots for Good CIC continue to seek to collaborate with others to be as effective as we can in tackling all forms of human rights abuses including modern slavery and human trafficking. Our aim is to continuously improve our practices and impact over time.
Grassroots for Good CIC considers modern slavery and human trafficking extremely serious crimes, grave violations of human rights and contrary to the ethical standards and values we hold dear. As a charity that, as part of its wider objectives, fights for the protection and advancement of human rights in the UK, and around the world through our subsidiary partners, Hackney Wick FC, we have a zero tolerance approach to such abuses.
We are committed to preventing modern slavery in our organisation and ensuring that our supply chain is as equally free of both modern slavery and human trafficking (within the reasonable bounds of our influence and control to ensure compliance with the Act by our supply chain and / or assure ourselves of their compliance).
Grassroots for Good endeavours to raise awareness among all employees of the identification, prevention and eradication of modern slavery and human trafficking, and has policies and procedures in place to ensure that they can do so.