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Who do we work with?

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has been Manchester City Football Club’s main club partner since May, 2009. During that time the club has enjoyed considerable success with one FA Cup win, two Capital One Cup wins, and two Premier League titles.

The Club’s stadium has been renamed as the Etihad Stadium, forming the centre piece of a newly-named Etihad Campus, which encompasses a large part of the Sportcity site in East Manchester. It’s a period of great success for Manchester City, and Etihad Airways are delighted to play a part in this great future for the Club.

The airline seeks to reflect the best of Arabian hospitality – cultured, considerate, warm and generous – as well as enhance the prestige of Abu Dhabi as a centre of hospitality between East and West.

Etihad Airways have been supporting City in the Community’s School Road Show since 2013, the project engages up to 75 schools each year delivering football, fitness and numeracy challenges to children aged 4-11 years old.

Our goal is not to improve on what has already been done before – but to totally reimagine it.

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Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council is the local government authority forManchester, it is composed of 96 councillors, three for each of the 32 electoral wards of Manchester. Currently the council is controlled by the Labour Party and is led by Sir Richard Leese. Sir Howard Bernstein acts as the apolitical chief executive. Many, but not all, of the council's staff are based atManchester Town Hall.

As a key stakeholder in Manchester, City in the Community maintain a close working relationship with MCC to ensure that all of our work is delivered in line with key strategies for the local area.

Premier League Communities

Premier League Communities supports clubs in their role as hubs at the heart of their communities. Effective partnerships are built that underpin club delivery of a wide range of activities for young people. The Premier League not only supports the 20 Premier League clubs but also 72 Football League and 69 Football Conference clubs to deliver community programmes across the country.

The Premier League are one of City in the Community’s key partners and continue to fund a range of community initiatives including School Sport, Kicks, Premier League 4 Sport and our ‘One City Disability Football’ project.

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Sport England

Sport England is committed to helping people and communities across the country create sporting habits for life.

This means investing in organisations and projects that will get more people playing sport and creating opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.

Sport England and The Premier League work closely together driving the key strategies for sport participation across the country and providing partnership funding for community projects in Manchester.

Sport Relief

Another key partner of the Premier League, Sport Relief provide funding grants for Community schemes across the country including City in the Community. One of Sport Relief’s key objectives is ‘improving the lives of vulnerable young people in the UK, and enabling some of the world’s poorest people to gain access to vital services such as health and education.’

BT Supporters Club

BT Sport's charitable initiative that uses the power of sport to create a better future for young people facing incredibly tough challenges in their life, both in the UK and overseas.

In partnership with the Premier League, the BT Supporters Club currently support CITC’s ‘One City Disability Football’ project enabling us to deliver a range of provisions for young people with disabilities including the new Power Chair Football project.


At Barclays, we want to help the next generation achieve their ambitions. We believe there is no better start on the path to success than access to enterprise, employability and financial skills. 

We are leveraging our resources and employees’ time and expertise to provide the next generation with the skills they need to build a better future for themselves and their families. 

Barclays plays a broader role in the communities in which we live and work beyond what we deliver through our core business activities. We do this through community investment programmes, and the direct efforts of our employees.

Over the last 2 years Barclays have developed a beneficial working relationship with City in the Community supporting our fundraising events and making donations to our Foundation via their staff match funding scheme and Barclays Premier Clients fundraising events.

Adactus Housing

The members of the Adactus Group Structure are a group of housing associations that work closely together to provide and manage affordable housing for rent and shared ownership in the North West of England.

Our shared mission is:

 - “To build, acquire and manage safe, warm and affordable housing predominately for those who are unable to pay market rates.”
 - “To respond effectively to the demands of our customers.”
 - “To make a difference in neighbourhoods by levering in resources and helping to focus community activity.”

Adactus housing has been a partner of ours now for three years working in the Miles Platting area of East Manchester. Over the three years we have delivered sessions at Park View Primary School, the Manchester Football and Tennis Centre and as of September this year we will be running a session at the new CFA facility.

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group was formed on 1 April 2013 following a new group structure of Willow Park Housing Trust and Parkway Green Housing Trust.

This group structure has created a combined stock of almost 14,000 properties, providing homes to more than 20,000 people across Wythenshawe, Manchester and a projected annual turnover of £61 million per year.

The new organisation has built on the existing strengths of both companies and will enable the preservation of high quality community services and continued investment in the local area.

The Wythenshawe housing trust have supported CITC initiative KICKS for the past two years which has enabled us to deliver sessions at St Paul's high school, Benchill Hub and Newall Green High School. These sessions have enabled us to work with both male and female participants in physical activities such as Football, Dance, Cheerleading and Gang awareness workshops.

Wythenshawe Forum Trust

Wythenshawe Forum Trust Ltd was established in September 2002 to provide the strategic leadership for the Forum redevelopment project. The Trust is a company Limited by Guarantee and is governed by its Articles of Association.

In fact Wythenshawe Forum Trust has no shareholders. It is run by a board of twelve directors or trustees, all of whom are unpaid. Trustees are made up partly from representatives of our partner organisations and partly from Wythenshawe people active in the local community. All bring valuable experience to the Trust. A small, executive team made up of the Chief Executive, a Finance Officer and an administration assistant supports the board.

The Trust provides strategic leadership for the site through the various organisations providing services across the Forum. The Trust is funded from a variety of sources including a grant from Manchester City Council, rents and sales income.

Northwards Housing

Northwards Housing is a not-for-profit ALMO (arms-length management organisation) that manages over 13,000 City Council homes across the following areas of north Manchester:

"We will make a difference in north Manchester by helping to make it a place where people choose to live, learn and work. Affordable, energy-efficient homes and strong community pride will make our neighbourhoods thrive."

Our values are:
 - Putting people first
 - Supporting communities to be successful
 - Spending money wisely

MCFC Official Supporters Clubs

The MCFC Supporters Club was formed in 1949 and following the OSC/CSA unification now has over 160 Branches with a combined membership of over 8000 based in the UK and overseas.

Membership is open to all those with a love of Manchester City FC and for your local branch please click on the Branches section of the site. If you don’t have a local branch and would like to know how to form one, then please email Kevin Parker the General Secretary on

Every year the MCFC Supporters Clubs support City in the Community by making donations which help to sustain the funding of our community projects. 

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Hopwood Hall

Hopwood Hall is a vocational college, set across two campuses in Middleton and Rochdale, and recently announced as having the highest FE college success rates in Greater Manchester.

We offer practical vocational courses from entry level through to foundation degree so whether students aspire to go to university or into employment; we have a course for everyone. We are passionate about providing students with work ready skills and have invested over £30 million in the last three years to create real life learning environments with state-of-the-art equipment and surroundings equivalent to those in the work place.

We offer a wide range of subjects from animal care through to vehicle maintenance and have an incredibly successful sports curriculum. In 2013/14 we won both league and cup titles with our football and rugby academies and hope to continue this success with our new course at Manchester City Football Club.

For further information visit our website, tel. 0161 643 7560 or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.



Showsec provides stewarding and crowd management services to Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) at the Etihad Stadium. The company is the club’s leading event security provider, with progressive match day operations creating a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors to the ground and have do so since 1995. 

In keeping with the company’s close relations with MCFC, Showsec has now embarked upon sponsoring City in the Community (CITC) as part of the company’s overall social responsibility scheme with the club. This contribution provides young people with a constructive opportunity to develop themselves through sports activities.

The company has seeks through its long term business relationship with the club to put meaningful and tangible resources back into the community which surround the football club and see the City in the Community initiative as a very strong medium for achieving this aim.


ICP Networks

ICP Networks are one of the UK's leading providers of corporate network solutions from manufactures such as Cisco, HP, Juniper, Avaya.

The South Manchester based business buy, sell, rent and recycle all aspects of networking equipment - and boast arguably the greenest IT HQ in Britain with a 200 panel solar PV array and have been awarded the ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certificates.

ICP Networks have agreed a four year deal to support CITC. ICP Networks MD Matt Archer, said: "We are honoured to be able to support CITC and to be able to give something back to the community that has allowed our business to flourish over the past twelve years.”

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