Celebrating 15 years of Sport 4 Life UK

Can you commit to 15 minutes of activity per day for one month to help end youth unemployment?

Over the past 15 years, we have helped over 14,000 young people prepare for and move into sustained education, employment or training by improving their employability and key life skills. We are proud of this accomplishment, but we NEED to do more!

We’re asking you to R15E UP, get active and help us level the playing field and support more young people in making a positive change in their lives.

R15E UP Webpage - Intro

R15E UP, Get active and help end youth unemployment with Sport 4 Life UK.

What do you need to do?

To take part, all you need to do is commit to 15 minutes of activity per day for one month – and if you feel like doing more, go for it!

  1. Click the Join button
  2. Select your activity
  3. Complete your fundraising page – don’t forget to check for a confirmation email
  4. Start fundraising

You can set your own personal target, or join as a group. Starting 15th October simply log your active minutes on your fundraising page and get your friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you.

For those that raise over £15 in donations, we’ll send you a free R15E UP t-shirt.

R15E UP Webpage - Explainer

How does it work?

Once you’ve joined and set up your fundraising page, you’ll be sent an email that explains everything you need to do next.

We’ve partnered with fundraising specialists, GivePenny to help connect your favourite apps, such as Fitbit, Strava and Spotify to make your fundraising more fun. You can either use one of these apps to track your activity, or you can input this manually using the updates button on your dashboard.

Once you’re signed up, share the challenge with your friends and family and get those donations rolling in. Your starting target will be set at £15, but if you want to set your own target you can do this during your page setup.

Top fundraisers and the most active members will be shown on our challenge leaderboard.

Why should I join?

It may sound strange for us to say, but charities like ours shouldn’t exist. Young people shouldn’t need to worry about finding employment and creating a better future for themselves. 

Latest Universal Credit statistics show that 450,000 16 to 24-year-olds are searching for work – nearly double that of March 2020. Young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds continue to face the greatest barrier to securing sustainable employment.

Over the past 15 years, we have helped over 14,000 young people prepare for and move into sustained education, employment or training by improving their employability and key life skills. We are proud of this accomplishment, but we NEED to do more!

We’re asking everyone to R15E UP, get active and help us end youth unemployment. Help us achieve 150,000 minutes of activity, and £15,000 in donations so that we can level the playing field and support more young people in making a positive change in their lives.

R15E UP Webpage - Why join

How your fundraising helps

Through our R15E UP Challenge, we’re aiming to raise £15,000 in donations to support more young people in making a positive change in their lives. This funding can support:

  • 150 young people with an essential qualification to support them into further education or employment
  • Delivery of 750 mentoring sessions to work one on one with a young person to support CV, job search, communication, self-esteem
  • 250 hours of community sports sessions to create a safe space for young people to meet new friends, build confidence and divert from anti-social behaviour

The economic cost of youth unemployment, in terms of lost national output, is forecast to rise to £6.9 billion in 2022.

Supporting just 10 young people who have been out of employment, education and training move into sustainable work could add over £100,000 to the economy.

We are extremely grateful for all your support.

Choose your activity

Choose one of our challenges – it could be cycling, swimming, running, walking or a mixture of activities – and collectively help us achieve 150,000 minutes of activity and £15,000 in donations over 31 days (15th October and 14th November 2021).

If you plan on doing a variety of activity types, select Multi-Activity. However, if you’re planning on sticking to one type of activity select your prefered type at signup. Once you sign up, you’ll receive more information on how to log your activity and collect donations through your GivePenny fundraising page via email.

Take on the R15E UP Challenge.
Sign up at
GIVEPENNY.COM/EVENT/R15E-UP-CHALLENGE

Young people walking through Birmingham city centre

“Sport 4 Life helped me get a job and gave me a huge confidence boost! My CV looks a lot better now. I'm work-ready and I am not feeling as lost as I was feeling previously.”

Chloe Darby, aged 19

Chloe’s story