Bugler Foundation continues to support Watford FC CSE Trust

Aug 11, 2023

The Bugler Foundation has been pleased to support the Watford FC Community and Sports Education Trust once again for the 2022/23 season.

The Trust’s activities align closely with areas that the Bugler Foundation has supported through funding, including grassroots sport, mental health, and local education. Across the season last season, this funding has helped support the Trust continue to support the local community, particularly with key projects that overlap with the aforementioned synergies. Programmes such as Man On! and Positive Minds.

During the 2022/23 season, the Trust engaged over 15,000 people (unique users) across their various projects, activities, and events. Examples of some of this success include over 600 young football players now taking part in their Player Development Pathways. Whilst across mental health, Positive Minds has engaged over 200 primary schools, which means over 10,000 children have received mental health awareness education, including learning coping strategies and the support networks around them.

Away from schools, one of the Trust’s other projects focussing on mental health is Man On! Man On! is a sports-based mental wellbeing programme designed to support men aged 18+ with their mental health through physical activity and a conversation café. The programme turned five this year and has now increased to four venues with 100+ referrals in the last year (Watford, Three Rivers, St Albans, Harrow). To find out more about how The Bugler Foundation’s support to the Trust has helped them, you can visit 30years.watfordfccsetrust.com/ to view their full annual report.

The Bugler Foundation is part of The Bugler Group. The Bugler Group is a family-owned specialist affordable housing contractor and residential property developer operating in London and the South East of England. Formed in 1982, they have over four decades of experience in delivering high-quality homes on private, affordable, and mixed-use developments.

Andy Bugler, CEO Bugler Group says, ““It was an absolute pleasure to continue our support of the Trust throughout the past year and to witness how our funds have helped the dedicated team at the Trust deliver vital help for more than 15,000 people across the local community. In particular, the Trust’s engagement with grassroots sports, mental health and local education aligns closely with the aims and values of the Bugler Foundation and our team as a whole.”

Whilst the Trust’s Community Director, Rob Smith said:

“Having the support of organisations like The Bugler Group has always been vital, particularly in the current climate when more and more people need access to our services; but to have an ongoing relationship with a local company with shared values and a passion to make a positive difference in our communities is fantastic.”

To find out more about the Trust, please visit www.watfordfccsetrust.com