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
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
Sport 4 Life UK are 1 of 30 organisations in the West Midlands to have been awarded a share of the Local Sustainability Fund. The funds were awarded to organisations that provide vital services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people.Click here to find out more about the Local Sustainability Fund.
Sport 4 Life UK hosted a Community Festival in memory of Kane Balogan,a 14 year old participant on Sport 4 Life programmes and a talented rapper. Kane died when the car in which he was a passenger crashed into a tree last October.
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our latest impact report. Our Impact Report highlights the work we do with young people and the amazing progress they make as a result of our life changing programmes.
Click on the image below to see for yourself the impact Sport 4 Life programmes are having on the lives of the young people and why the we do is so vital. For further information about the work we do visit the impact section of our website.
On the 15th October 2015 two hundred and forty guests assembled at the Rosewood Hotel in Holborn to support the work of the Raise Your Hands.
Raise Your Hands is a grant giving network that supports smalls charities in the UK who work with children and young people. Sport 4 Life UK are one of six charities that Raise Your Hands is currently supporting.
The evening involved a silent and live auction, musical entertainment, and of course, dinner. By the end of the evening’s activities and incredible £171,000 was raised for the six charities. The money raised from the evening and from Raise Your Hand membership will be split between the six charities to use in delivery of our programmes.
If you would like to join the Raise Your Hand community or find out more about what they do, please click here to visit their website.
During Half Term week in May, Sport 4 Life UK took 17 disadvantaged young boys from our TEENS programme on a three day residential trip to Lickey Hills Country Park in Worcestershire. For most of the young people (aged 12 to 16), this was their first chance to experience life away from home and being outside of Birmingham for the first time. It was also a great opportunity for them to gain their first formal qualifications in the form of a Sports Leaders Level 1 in Leadership, Youth Achievement Award, or Boxing Proficiency. Over the three days the young people also took part in various activities around the country park, including orienteering, scrambling, and tracking. Ricky, aged 15 said,
“It would have been great if we could have stayed for longer. I wish I had learnt these skills at school.”
These residential trips and qualifications help young people get away from the grind of daily life to develop some fundamental key skills such as communication, organisation, and leaderships. The skills that the young people develop will serve them very well their future lives to achieve their true potential.