Why we exist

We exist to see an end to youth unemployment in the UK; more than 1 in 7 young people are unemployed.

1 in 7 out of work

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What we do

We support unemployed 16-24 year olds to move into sustained employment using the power of sport.

Our award-winning programmes operate in 14 cities and 36 local communities in England and Scotland.

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Our Three Golden Rules

We believe in complete transparency and a robust approach to impact measurement. We have created our three golden rules:

1. We will never over-claim what we do.

2. All percentages include sample sizes to avoid being misleading.

3. We have evidence to prove all of our outcomes.

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Like all charities, we rely on our generous partners to support our mission. Without your support we would not be able to continue changing young lives through sport.


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Social Impact Dashboard FY2016/17

  • 2427
    Total number of participants
  • 54%
    % of participants from the most deprived postcodes (IMD Top 20%) (1303/2427)
  • 72%
    % of participants with at least one socio-economic barrier to employment (1751/2427)
  • 1553
    Total number of young people supported into employment, education and training
  • 21%
    Increase in hard outcomes compared to last year (1553/1281)
  • 59%
    Six-month sustainment rate for employment outcomes (465/784)

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Success stories

  • Darren's now teaching the next generation! - Glasgow

    Darren, 19, from Glasgow, joined Street League's Football Academy wanting some direction and advice regarding his job prospects after finding it hard to get into work. A keen football fan, Darren wanted to work within the game. Read more

  • Chelsea, 24, feels positive about her future in new job - Manchester

    Chelsea, 24, from Manchester, joined Street League keen to find employment and improve her social skills. After completing the football programme, Chelsea gained an eight week work placement where she impressed enough to be offered the job on a full-time basis. Read more

  • Leo lands dream job with National Football Museum - Manchester

    Leonardo, 19, from Manchester, arrived in the UK in 2013 from Iran. Struggling with the language, Leonardo couldn't get a job and was in need of some support. After hearing about Street League, it appealed to him immensely as he could play football, meet people and hopefully move into work at the end of the Academy programme. Read more

News and Views

  • Football Sevens announces charity partnership with Street League to help change lives through sport.

    Launching this month, the InOnePlace Football 7s is a high profile global football tournament, with massive prizes for all finalists and exclusive scouting opportunities. The new global tournament will be running over the next 18 months, with around 5,000 teams competing to win the grand prize of $250,000 and a chance to trial at a Premier League club, as well as playing against a team of ex-professional footballers in the final. Read more

  • Minister praises "awe-inspiring" charities at Foreign Office Gala Dinner

    On Thursday 12th October, two youth charities successfully united politicians, sportsmen and leading businesses from the UK and France, including Minister of State, the French Ambassador, Arsenal footballers, and many leading CEO’s. The event, hosted at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, successfully raised over £200,000 to enable Street League and Sport Dans La Ville to tackle the challenge of youth unemployment in both nations. Read more

  • Street League & Sport Dans La Ville host charity dinner at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

    Tomorrow night, on Thursday 12th October 2017, Street League & Sport Dans La Ville are hosting a fundraising gala dinner which hopes to raise over £100,000 to support young people from disadvantaged communities using the power of sport. The charity event, hosted at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, has united politicians, famous sports players and major companies from the UK and France to come behind a common cause and help tackle the challenge of youth unemployment in both nations. Read more

  • So now what?: Implementing learning from the Brunel report

    As an organisation, it's easy to get into a way of doing things - routines, assumptions and decision-making. We wanted an external evaluation to challenge these and help us look at things differently; from a different perspective and with different data. The team from Brunel University, led by Dr Laura Hills, brought this new insight. Read more