Originally established as Croxteth Community Trust in 1983, Alt Valley Community Trust was founded following the successful occupation of a local comprehensive school to save it from government closure. The charity became Alt Valley Community Trust in 1999, and has since developed from an educational charity into an anchor organisation that makes a significant contribution to the local area, transforming sports centres, libraries, colleges, and community
Our range of services, resources, partners and experience has made AVCT an invaluable resource for the north east of the city.
“Change comes from small initiatives which work. We cannot wait for great visions from great people. It is up to us to light our own small fires in the darkness.” - Charles Handy
Based in North East Liverpool, our mission is to cultivate positive change and promote sustainable communities, where everyone is able to achieve their full potential. Our activities improve access to education and training, support people entering employment and provide community engagement and sport-based provision to improve the quality of life for local residents.
Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has identified Alt Valley Community Trust as a key factor that has influenced improvement in the North East of Liverpool. Our social enterprise has been credited by many as a key reason for improvement in the Alt Valley area.