About Bees in the Community
Bees in the Community work alongside Barnet Football Club and London Bees to deliver the charities overarching aim, to work within our local communities of Barnet, Harrow and surrounding counties to deliver positive lifelong activities to local schools, residents and young people.
Our objectives are to provide pathways into sport including coaching, refereeing and playing, increase and promote the participation and awareness of women's sport and to provide more competitive sports opportunities for people within our local communities and to work within in our local communities for the benefit of the communities.
Through the power of football, we aim to deliver these objectives:
- Participation - To promote community participation in healthy recreation by providing facilities to participate with the objective of improving participants health.
- Inclusion - To provide and assist in providing facilities for sport and recreation for people in need. Ensuring equal opportunity no matter their age, gender, religion, disability or social-economic status. We aim to work with all members of the community with the objective of improving their conditions of life.
- Education - To advance the education of children and young people using the power of football.
Bees in the Community was originally founded in June 1999 under the name Barnet FC Community Trust as a limited company, it registered as a charity in September 2009, where the trust focused its delivery around the London Boroughs of Barnet and Harrow. We had a further name change to The Hive Foundation in July 2016 where we expanded our reach across four boroughs where we now look to embed and further develop the work we do within the Bees in the Community Team.
Foundation Manager - Matthew Dixon
“Here at Bees in the Community, we are constantly striving to both empower and create more opportunities to change lives within the community. We have an extremely strong and well-skilled team suitable of raising hopes and aspirations whilst inspiring and improving all those we are fortunate to meet along the way.
"I am extremely proud of the work we have done and the impact that has been made to date but there is still so much left to do. For us to continue creating more opportunities, we must encourage social mobility and create a lasting legacy and we must inspire at every possible step. I am confident that we have the power to do so and look forward to doing more."