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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Our impact

  • 1281
    participants who moved into jobs, training and education last year.
  • 55%
    sustained their employment for at least 6 months (387/710).
  • 81%
    of participants from the Top 40% most deprived areas (1760/2177).

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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

  • Street League's #CallforClarity campaign receives strong support

    Sport England, Barclays and the DCMS were just some of the influential organisations, alongside some industry experts, who backed the launch of Street League’s 2016/17 Annual Report, which had a strong emphasis on transparency when reporting impact. Street League believe all charities should be transparent and completely honest when it comes to impact reporting, with an emphasis on all organisations to follow the national sport for employment organisation’s ‘Three Golden Rules'. Read more

  • Street League wins coveted Social Impact Award at the 2016 Social Enterprise Awards

    The “Prove it” award recognizes the social enterprise that can best demonstrate their social impact, with criteria based on transparency, articulation of theory of change, evidence-based outcomes and balanced evaluation. The win caps a significant year for Street League, with highlights including achieving a 42% growth (1281/901) in the number of young people supported into jobs or training, with only a 15% increase in costs (£5,281,013/£4,593,353). Read more

  • VIDEO: Household names show their support for Street League

    Street League has been lucky enough to receive Academy visits from some famous faces, mainly from the world of sport, over the years. These visits are not only a real treat for our young people but they also instil belief and inspire them on their Academy programme journey. Read more

  • #CallforClarity Q&A with Street League CEO Matt Stevenson-Dodd

    Street League recently shared our annual report, which had a strong message behind it – charities need to be more transparent when reporting their outcomes, with a #CallforClarity social media campaign launched alongside it. As highlighted in a blog written by CEO, Matt Stevenson-Dodd, charities need to follow Street League’s lead when it comes to sharing their impact results over the year. Read more