We are delighted to announce that Sport 4 Life UK have been recognised at the National StreetGames Awards as the winners of the Sport for Good Award. StreetGames is a UK wide charity network with over 800 members that uses sport to change lives and communities in deprived areas. The Awards took place as part of a two day National Sport 4 Good Conference at Warwick University.
Sport 4 Life creates a better future for unemployed and socially excluded young people, by improving their employability and key life skills through our sports-themed personal development programmes.
Matthew Forsyth, Sport 4 Life Operations Executive said of the award: “It is an honour to be recognised for the work we do, especially in a national setting. This award will help to raise awareness of the great work we do in helping young people and raise the profile of the charity. It is also a big pat on the back to our staff who deliver our life changing programmes.”
We are delighted to announce our sports-themed employability programmes for NEET young people in Ladywood and Washwood Heath have been secured for the next three years through funding from Comic Relief. We have also expanded into a new area of Birmingham (Sparkbrook) with support from The Henry Smith Charity and Raise Your Hands. These grants will provide funding of £185,000 for direct charitable delivery over the next three years.
In the last year, our programmes helped over 1,000 young people re-engage with education, employment, and training. The funding secured will help us continue to reach the most socially excluded young people in Birmingham to help them create a better future for themselves and unlock their true potential.
We’ve are delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for The Charity Governance Awards 2016 for Improving Impact. Organised by The Clothworkers’ Company in partnership with New Philanthropy Capital, the awards are an exciting new not-for-profit initiative created to celebrate outstanding governance in charities both small and large.
We will find out on 12th May 2016 if we have been successful, so keep your eyes peeled.