Football Beyond Borders
Football Beyond Borders uses football as an engagement tool to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their goals through a unique digitally focused, football themed curriculum. It works with two hundred and fifty young people aged between 8 and 15 years old (60% of whom have been identified by their schools as being at risk of exclusion and 80% who are eligible for free school meals), every week at ten schools and youth centres in south and east London. The Fore funded the salary of the Head of Communications and Community to deliver its Youth Voices strategy; a structured programme training participants to be at the forefront of the planning, creating, editing and sharing the organisation’s digital output, to double people’s engagement with the organisation.
Funding programme:The Fore Pilot
Funding round:2016 Summer
Sector: Sport, Poverty and disadvantage, Youth and education