In 2015, The Ross County Foundation was established as the official partner charity of Ross County Football Club, “To provide support and change for the better in the Community.”

As an important participant in Scotland’s ‘national sport’ Ross County football Club recognises its high profile and influential position nationally and especially within The Highlands and Island of Scotland.

TRCF works in partnership with local charities and business – The Pebble Trust, Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, NHS Highland, Age Scotland, Climate Challenge Fund, Keep Scotland Beautiful Charity and more.

The Ross County Foundation (TRCF) maintains a close and mutually supportive relationship with Ross County Football and operates under the direction of its own Board of Trustees.
By operating as a registered charity and separating its business activities entirely from the football club, The Ross County Foundation is able to access funding and CSR sponsorship opportunities previously unavailable to RCFC. This additional funding resource is targeted to benefit those in need within the highlands and islands.

2015/2016 IN NUMBERS

  • 20 Programmes & Initiatives

  • Age Range 3 – 72

  • 3,000 + Participants

  • 5 Full Time Staff

Positive Activity

Initiatives which increase the number and variety of people actively involved in any sport or other constructive recreational activity.

Health & Wellbeing

Activities which promote improved mental and physical health & fitness.

Equality & Inclusion

Initiatives designed to address inequalities across communities, and to access and provide opportunities to those persons or groups who may be ‘excluded’ for whatever reason.

Good Citizenship

Initiatives designed to provide interesting and varied diversionary activities, and those which increase positive behaviours and social responsibility.
“To provide opportunity, encouragement and change for the better.”

  • Always strive to ‘do the right thing’, operating in an ethical and transparent manner.
  • Put the needs and aspirations of the individuals and communities we work with ahead of our own.
  • Respect everyone, irrespective of ability, age, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.
  • Work in equal partnership with those individuals & organisations who share similar Visions, Objectives, Values and Commitment.
  • Participate in innovative and accessible initiatives that provide value for money
  • Invest in our staff and volunteers by supporting their personal development
  • Respond to appropriate feedback and constantly seek to improve

  • The advancement of public participation in sport, primarily in The Highlands and Islands through the promotion, alone or in conjunction with others, of participation in football and other sporting activities and acting as advisors in relation to the development of football and other sporting activities
  • The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended
  • The advancement of health primarily in The Highlands and Islands by the promotion, alone or in conjunction with others, of the benefits of physical activity and provision of assistance in relation to sports-related and healthy lifestyle matters
  • The advancement of community development primarily in The Highlands and Islands by promoting alone or in conjunction with others, participation in football clubs and other sports clubs, literacy, numeracy, employment skills, life skills, social inclusion, and social activities to all sections of the community
  • The promotion of equality and diversity by encouraging participation and integration into a range of inclusive and accessible programmes which strive to bring together all sections of the community, regardless of race, religion or creed, age, gender, sexuality or physical ability
  • The advancement of education by the promotion, alone or in conjunction with others, of programmes and activities which have educational value
  • The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.

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