BURTON Albion Community Trust (BACT) has set out its vision for the immediate future by launching its 2020-21 strategy document.

The document will outline how BACT will deliver on its ongoing mission to “make a difference to our communities through the power of sport and the brand of Burton Albion Football Club”. 

The strategy document was produced after extensive consultation with funders, partners, stakeholders and BACT staff and sets out how BACT will deliver on its promise to ‘Inspire, Engage and Educate’. The strategy Is deliberately more reactive for the next 12 months to enable BACT to deliver projects that meet community needs as we move through this Pandemic period. 

BACT also used the event to outline updates to the vision and mission of the charity, with several updates to strategic outcomes and objectives. During the launch, which was attended by over 40 local, regional and national partners, BACT also showcased their 2019-20 Impact Report and ‘BACT Never Went Away’ documents. These reports outlined important work that BACT has delivered during the last 12 months, particularly in supporting the community throughout COVID-19.

BACT chairman John Jackson said: “With a clear pathway established I know we will achieve our objectives and in doing so add value to our community and Burton Albion Football Club.

“We will continue to strive for excellence in everything we do and I’m sure will make an even greater impact in the years ahead.”

Matt Hancock, Head of Community, said: “This strategy is an important outline of where we are as a trust and where we are going. It will help motivate our dedicated staff to go that extra mile. We are all proud and passionate of the work we do and we are now focused on the plans for the future and excited about what we feel we can achieve in the next 12 months. We will begin to build back better from the unbelievable period we are currently going through and continue to be there for our communities when they need us most.”