It’s time to vote!
The Club needs you to vote for which charity should host the first bucket collection of the season!
Every penny raised at the bucket collection will go to the charity, to help them fund the amazing work they do.
To help you with your decision, we've described each charity along with how they will put the money raised to use.
So take a look and cast your vote at the bottom of the page!
BRADFORD CITY FC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION & BRADFORD CITY DISABILITY FC
Charity Number: 1122310
Set up in 1988 by the PFA, their initial aim was to promote Bradford City in the community and increase the Club’s fan base.
In 1999, ex-professional footballer and Bradford City player, Ian Ormondroyd, was asked to lead and expand the community foundation.
With Ian’s leadership, the charity went from just three members of staff, to becoming a registered charity and twenty members of staff working within the Bradford and district community. In 2007, they became the registered BCAFC charity.
Bradford City FC Community Foundation is a self-funded charity, and offers football and multi-sport coaching provision, holiday camps, penalty shoot outs, traineeships, the National Citizens Service programme, Futsal, community projects, and in 2000, developed its own disability football club, satellite disability sessions and education provision, which covers over 150 participants on a regular basis.
We spoke to Ian Ormondroyd, Manager of the Bradford City FC Community Foundation, about how hosting a bucket collection for the Portsmouth game would benefit the charity “As a self-funded charity, we are grateful for any help the supporters can give to allow us to widen our reach and different projects and activities in the community – and hosting a bucket collection is one of them”
Working alongside Bradford City FC Community Foundation, is the Bradford City Disability Football Club. As well as football, Bradford City Disability FC offer support education and volunteering, social events and short breaks, as well as supporting the club and fans with issues surrounding disability.
Bradford City Disability Football Club represent the Bantams on and off the pitch. On the pitch by competing in five ability levels across two County Leagues, and off the pitch by helping the Club on matchdays by selling tickets.
The money they would raise would go to the Bradford City FC Community Foundation, where part of the total raised would go towards Bradford City Disability Football Club, and do the Community Foundation's other projects.
Jaimie Dorward, Bradford City AFC Disability Liaison Officer, tells us that the funds which go to BCDFC would "support our players to attend an international tournament next year in Holland to represent the club and compete against dutch and German teams as well as benefit from the many benefits of supported breaks including developing confidence, Independence and just having the trip of a lifetime!"
BRADFORD DISABILITY FOOTBALL CLUB
Charity Number: 1158017
Established 17 years ago, the Club was founded to provide regular access to football sessions for children and adults with disabilities.
As well as hosting their own tournament each year which this year was attended by 60 teams from around the UK and one from Germany, they participate in competitive matches and tournaments in disability football leagues.
They make football accessible to anyone with a disability in an environment where everyone can feel valued for their contribution to the Club.
They are proud to be a club run by volunteers who are passionate about it's cause. They have a member's committee who meet regularly to talk about the social events and activities they'd like to see the club offer. This group is made up of adult members who have been at the club for many years, some since the club was first established.
Jayne Winn, Fundraising Officer of the Club told us that the volunteers love taking part and helping out in fundraising activities “The Club encourage their members to get involved in fundraising activities and they are always enthusiastic to help out. A bucket collection is a great way for them to meet people and raise funds for our Club.”
“We have several Bradford City supporters and season ticket holders at the Club. They would be very proud to be at a game to promote our Club and help raise some money.”
COMMUNITY ACTION BRADFORD AND DISTRICT
Charity number: 1090036
Website: Click here
Formed in 2017 as the merger of BCVS, KIVCA and SBVS to support and develop the voluntary and community sector.
Their values are to listen to their communities in order to empower them, and they plan to continue this by building on these film foundations, but with a mind to the future, they will ensure the sector remains sustainable.
With this sector in mind, they understand the sector is ever-progressing and know they must listen, evolve and adapt to the changing needs in order to work towards our vision – to make a positive change.
Soo Nevison, CEO of Community Action and District, said:"In supporting us, you are enabling these grassroots charities to support you and your community"
"You will also be allowing us to continue providing services in Bingley such as our Befriending scheme, which prevents elderly people becoming lonely; our Community Transport scheme which enables elderly people and community groups to get out and go on trips; and our Daycare/Lunch Club services, providing community activities for older people.
Whilst achieving those objectives, they also run a Community Transport scheme, where a voluntary or community group can hire minibuses to facilitate events – leading to engaging younger and older people in their communities.
In order to continue their Community Transport scheme, the charity need to replace their oldest bus which assists older clients and aims to improve their health and wellbeing as well as providing a means to lessen social isolation. To continue this service, the money raised would go towards replacing the bus.
ONE IN A MILLION
Charity number: 1122573
One In A Million is a family of people that have created a vibrant community culture. Their team of governors, ambassadors, staff and volunteers contains a wide range of experience, expertise and skills from the world of sports, the arts and enterprise. Each person is deeply committed to playing their part in changing the negative statistics over the lives of children and young people.
They are a charity that focuses on children and young people aged 5-19. Educating them through the use of the arts and sports to bring them away from the deprivation in their young lives, valuing them as individuals and showing them they are “one in a million”.
Operating since 2006, One in a Million have been an active charity for over 10 years. Boasting a local charity, having their first campaign based in Canterbury, Bradford – our City!
Their passion is to make a real difference in Bradford. They work in the parts of Bradford which fall in the 1% for national deprivation with the intention of change the negative statistics that linger over the children and young people in those areas, so they can thrive socially and educationally.
One In a Millions aims to improve children’s wellbeing, skills, confidence and self-esteem through the use of activities that are delivered in a fun and safe environment.
"It takes a community to raise a child and together, with your help, we can continue to make a difference to our local community. Team Bradford.”
Charity number: 1057342
Primetime is a Children and Young People’s Project based in the local community of BD4.
Their focus of everything they do is on young people and their beliefs are that by offering opportunities for children and young people to develop outside of their home and school life, they are helping to ensure young people are heard, valued and understood locally.
Many of the young people that Primetime Bradford focus on don’t have the opportunities to reach their full potential, so through Primetimes programme, they aim to increase young peoples opportunities to succeed in the future, and give them a better quality of life.
As part of their programme, Primetime offer an accredited young leaders certificate which provides young people with an opportunity to develop new skills, enhance CV’s and give back to their local communities through social action activities.
We asked Primetime why they feel they should be a chosen charity to take park in the bucket collection, they said; “As an organisation, it is our vision to transform this City by changing the lives of local children and young people.”
"Primetime said that they rely on support, including financial support, from local Bradford to help the children and their families of low or limited income."
"By being chosen to have a collection at a Bradford City game, Primetime say they are developing a link with a local club, but also creating a link with a club that has such a positive impact on the lives of many Bradford people, something that the charity holds dear in their values and hearts."
Voting closes at 12:00pm on Friday 12th October.
Multiple votes from the same