We need your help to end youth unemployment.

We are seeking partnerships with inspirational individuals and game-changing organisations who want to build a better community and change the lives of disadvantaged young people.

Invest your time, resource and expertise in our cause, and together we can enable young people to lead fulfilling, rewarding lives and prepare them for long-term employment.

No matter how large or small your organisation is, you can help to make a real difference.

Working with Sport 4 Life

Together, we can offer an alternative to traditional classroom-based learning and provide a practical, key life skills that will to improve employability.

There are several ways you can support us. You can:

  • Become a strategic partner
  • Become a impact partner
  • Choose us as your charity of the year
  • Volunteer your time
  • Fundraise for us
  • Become an ambasador

To learn more, or to see how you can help us end youth unemployment, contact our Director of People & Strategy Rob Wells at: rob@sport4life.org.uk, or on 0121 456 1818.

How you can partner with Sport 4 Life UK

Strategic partnerships

Strategic partnership are instrumental in helping us change the lives of disadvantaged young people. In investing your time, resource and expertise, together we can help young people lead fulfilling, rewarding lives and prepare them for long-term employment. As as strategic partners we will work together to;

  • build a better community
  • build aspirations of young people
  • develop your own internal staff
  • promote your organisation’s CSR

It is important to us that our partnerships are mutually beneficial. This is one of the reasons we have such deep and warm relationships with our existing corporate partners.

Impact partnerships

To maximise our impact, we work with various like-minded organisations, empowering them with strategies, resources and tools to enhance their positive influence on young people. Our collaboration can include;

  • strategic planning
  • impact assessment
  • governance enhancement
  • financial aid

Our impact partners contribute to our annual impact report, sharing impact data to demonstrate assess effectiveness and showcase achievements.

Charity of the Year

Charity of the Year partnerships can bring huge benefits to both organisations and create a sustainable impact. These partnerships can be flexible and fun. Together we could run;

  • fundraising events
  • team challenges
  • staff volunteering
  • mock interviews

If you are interested in choosing Sport 4 Life UK as your Charity of the Year, please get in touch and we can discuss the best ways to engage your team whilst working together to change the lives of young people.

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“As a group of aspiring legal professionals, we recognise the importance of life and employability skills for young people and, as an organisation, are passionate about giving back to the community and sharing our skills and experiences. One of the things we really love about Sport 4 Life UK is the way the charity uses non-traditional methods to engage with young people so that their work will be embedded into that person’s life forever.”

Sophie Warren, BTSS

Ambassadors

We are always seeking inspirational individuals who want to build a better community and change the lives of disadvantaged young people.

Our ambassadors lend their reputation, platform, and often personal involvement to raise awareness about our cause, encourage donations, and advocate for our mission.

In return, our ambassadors benefit from increased visibility, access to public speaking events, networking opportunities, and personal fulfilment by contributing to positive change.

Volunteering

Is your team interested in volunteering? We work with organisations that invest their time and expertise in supporting our young people and preparing them for long-term employment.

This volunteering may be through skills workshops, employability taster days, mock interviews or mentoring. Your time engaging with our young people is crucial to enhancing our offering and plays a vital role in helping them move into sustained employment.

Organisations that volunteer their expertise or knowledge with Sport 4 Life UK find that their staff are more inspired at work and grateful for the opportunity to engage with their local community.

“So, having seen the vital work that Sport 4 Life UK is doing with youngsters from hard-to-reach neighbourhoods in the West Midlands, we’re delighted to be able to provide both its leaders and beneficiaries with the tools to tell their stories well to a wider audience, whether that’s in front of a TV camera or in a job interview.”

Sandra Collins, Director at Hayes Collins Media

Fundraising and events

Whether you take part in a marathon, triathlon or a cake sale – even if you create your own unique fundraising event for us, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

All our fundraising and donations are securely processed through Enthuse.

If want to create a fundraising event in partnership with us, please call us on 0121 456 1818, or email us at contact@sport4life.org.uk, and we can support you in making your fundraising as successful as possible.

Every penny you raise helps to change the lives of young people.

How we help

Mentoring

Our mentors work on a one-to-one basis to provide support, assistance, encouragement and inspiration during and following our programmes.

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Employability skills

Get job ready! Get support with CV writing, interview techniques and tips, career pathway advice, and mock interviews.

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Qualifications

Level up and improve your chances of moving into further education and employment with the help of our online and in-person courses and qualifications.

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Sports sessions

Our sports sessions support young people to stay active, develop life skills and meet new people.

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