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January 2018

Birmingham Business Charter

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility.

This award recognises organisations that have acknowledged the importance of corporate social responsibility, to help Birmingham improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of Birmingham’s citizens

Matthew Forsyth, Operations Executive of Sport 4 Life said this of being awarded the Charter.

“The local community is very important to us and we are proud to be working in the heart of Birmingham.  We are committed to actively demonstrate that the values of the Charter are embedded in the values of Sport 4 Life UK.”

Child Poverty Report

MORE THAN HALF OF CHILDREN NOW LIVING IN POVERTY IN SOME PARTS OF THE UK

The End Child Poverty coalition has published new figures providing a new Child Poverty map of the UK.  The new figures reveal that there are now constituencies within the UK where more than half of children are growing up in poverty – compared to one in ten, in the areas with the lowest child poverty rates.

The local child poverty estimates are broken down by parliamentary constituency, local authority and ward. Child poverty is the highest in large cities, particularly in London, Birmingham and Manchester.  Among the twenty parliamentary constituencies with the highest levels of childhood poverty, seven are located in London, three in Birmingham, and three in Manchester.

At Sport 4 Life UK, we work in the constituencies across Birmingham with the highest levels of child poverty. We work with young people aged 12 – 29 and support them through our sports-themed personal development programmes. We believe in a level playing field where young people have the opportunity to create better futures for themselves. Our programmes and mentoring provide a path for young people to achieve this.

To read more about the report, please click here.

Super League

Sport 4 Life UK is launching a FREE weekly 5-a-side Super League this February for young people aged 16 to 29.

If you love playing football, then come along to our FREE weekly sessions, starting on Thursday 1st February. The league is suitable for all abilities and you can bring your friends, or a team along. Full details are below.

Sport 4 Life Super League

Start Date: Thursday 1st February
Time: 3pm to 4pm
Location: 3G ASV pitch, The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre, Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B7 4ET

Interested? Simply come along to the first session on Thursday 1st February, or for more information contact Chelsea Mulheir on [email protected] or 07907 287 887

Get fit 4 Employment

Get Fit 4 Employment

Get Fit 4 Employment is a FREE 5 week personal development and employability programme designed to help young people aged 16 to 29 get back into education, employment, and training.

Our next Get Fit 4 Employment Programmes are starting in February and March across Birmingham.

The programme features:

Employability workshops
One to one mentoring support
Mock interviews at a local business

Weekly sports activities and trips
Level 1 Leadership Qualification
Social action project

There is a training bursary of £100 for anyone who completes the programme.

Free bus travel cards are provided for the duration of the programme.

Complete the form below, and of our friendly mentors will be in touch with you with more information about our programme and how to join.

 

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