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 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.

Strategic partnerships

Strategic partnerships are a brilliant way we can work together to;

  • build a better community by improving the lives of young people
  • 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.

Starting a partnership with Sport 4 Life UK is really simple. We would love to hear your hopes for ending youth unemployment and discuss the various ways you can get involved with our work.

Explore the opportunity to partner with Sport 4 Life UK, by contacting our Director of People & Strategy Rob Wells at: rob@sport4life.org.uk, or on 0121 456 1818.


Employment pathways

Sport 4 Life UK believes in giving young people the opportunity to create a better future for themselves. Working with strategic partners allows us to create simple pathways that help young people prepare for future employment.

Our partnership with leading independent construction and property services company, Willmott Dixon, provides young people with exclusive connections with Willmott Dixon employees and increases their chances of employment in the construction industry.

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 or staff volunteering opportunities.

The Birmingham Trainee Solicitor’s Society (BTSS) chose Sport 4 Life UK as their Charity of the Year. BTSS will be carrying out fundraising activities throughout the year as well as supporting our young people build their skills and aspirations through mock interviews and workshops.

“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

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Interested in choosing Sport 4 Life UK as your Charity of the Year? Get in touch and we can discuss the best ways to engage your team whilst working together to change the lives of young people.


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.

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Hayes Collins Media are coaching Sport 4 Life UK’s Youth Voice Panel, which aims to amplify young people’s views on issues that are important to them. Using their expertise they are also offering pro-bono media training to Sport 4 Life UK’s senior staff as part of a drive to raise awareness of its work with disadvantaged communities.


“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

We are so lucky to have the incredible support of individuals who choose to fundraise for Sport 4 Life UK.

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.

For example, in November, our partners at Delta Capita tracked a total of 326 hours of walking, jogging, running and cycling from 36 employees, whilst raising funds to help us to change the lives of young people.

Here are our top tips for getting started:

  • If you are taking part in an event that is already organised and want to raise money for us. Then sign up via our Enthuse page, and fill out all your details and get started. 
  • If you want to create a fundraising event in partnership with us we can work with you to make it bespoke.
  • Email us at contact@sport4life.org.uk to let us know of your plans and how we can help support you – what fundraising materials would be of help, how many are in your team and names, social media handles if you are on Twitter or Facebook, dates of your event
  • Or call us on 0121 456 1818 to find out how we can help you raise as much money as possible

Your fundraising helps to change the lives of young people, so tell us about your innovative fundraising ideas and we can support you to get started.


‘My visit to Sport 4 Life has left me blown away with what a difference our donation is making. The organisation has a great formula for empowering young people into work and education.’ Jacob Ayre, Wesleyan Foundation

Our Partners

These our just some of the game-changing organisations that have been working with us to build a better community and change the lives of young people.

BTSS logo     Birmingham City University Logo     united by birmingham 2020 logo

Boston Tea Party Logo     Common Goal Logo     Willmott Dixon Logo          OCS logo


“I'm glad that Sport 4 Life UK didn't give up on me. I really appreciate the support they gave me. It has motivated me to do better and be a better person.”

Hazel Robinson, aged 13

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