National League Trust

The Dartford FC Community Foundation has been set up to deliver innovative football and educational activities, to engage, inspire and develop children and young people.
In the main, our education programmes are kindly funded by the National League Trust (NLT). Its aim is to encourage every National League club to become involved in their community. The NLT’s grant aid programme is made possible by the generous support of the Trust’s funding partners: the Premier League and the Professional Footballer’s Association Charity.
Darts in the Class
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art & Design
  • Citizenship
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physical Education
A five-week cross-curricular education programme using the sport of football and the club itself. Delivered in schools to Year 3/4 pupils, with a learning booklet is provided for the children to work from.
Learning Outside the Classroom
  • habitats for field study and science
  • whole site for orienteering, outdoor literacy, practical numeracy, and visual arts
  • wooded areas for woodland activities
A menu of Learning Outside the Classroom workshops will be provided to schools to choose from, and all workshops will be delivered on the Princes Park site, where specific designated areas have been developed. The site has woodland, two ponds, and open grass areas being developed into outdoor learning environments.

PSHE Pacesetters

  • Being A Wellbeing Human Being
  • Keeping My Teeth Strong And Healthy
  • Developing My Embroidery Skills
  • Helping Me To Sleep Well
  • Looking After Myself
  • Learning About Positive Friendships.

A five-week programme delivered in schools to Year 3/4 pupils. Colleagues from Kent Police, Mint Button Sewing School, and New Ash Green Dental Centre supported the content creation of each programme element. A learning booklet is provided for the children to work from. The previous ‘Looking After Myself’ sessions were delivered side-by-side with the Kent Police Youth Engagement Officer for Dartford and one of our Community Programme Team Members, looking at personal online safety.

Road Safety Assemblies

  • informing, educating, and showing children and young people how to keep safe when they are out and about
  • promoting safe travel for children and young people
  • improving the environment and creating safer streets

The programme has been developed and delivered in association with Kent County Council Road Safety Team. Each assembly provides information to empower children to highlight road safety issues that affect them locally and learn how to keep themselves safe on the streets around their school and locally in Dartford. Children and young people will experience decision making for themselves whilst using their own initiative.

Songwriting Programme

  • empowering children and young people through the art and craft of songwriting
  • using the theme of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 competition within songwriting
  • boosting confidence, self-esteem and mental health through participation

Each one-day songwriting workshop will inspire the next generation of songwriters and storytellers to make sense of the world we live and learn in. Previous workshops used the theme of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 competition to engage children and young people. The workshop is delivered by an experienced workshop tutor who removes barriers to music creation and participation by making the whole process accessible for all through the power and flexibility of music technology.