Street League’s ongoing partnership with State Street will be in evidence once again in February. Graham Bernardi, Senior Associate at State Street Bank and Trust in Edinburgh, is holding a fundraising event in the form of a football match between employees of the company and Hearts Football Club legends.
Street League has been awarded £200,000 at the People’s Postcode Lottery’s charity gala dinner in Edinburgh, where First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was guest of honour. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who presented the cheque to Street League Chief Executive Matt Stevenson-Dodd, was full of praise for the charity’s work.
Street League’s annual football fundraising tournament in partnership with CVC Capital Partners was marked by a special guest appearance from ex-Arsenal and England defender Lee Dixon recently. For the fifth year running, 24 blue chip companies took part in the 5-a-side tournament where they were ‘twinned’ with a graduate from Street League’s London Academy.
A graduate from Street League Tees Valley has described how staff from the charity take a personal satisfaction in helping young people get into work. Kesser Hussain, 23, had been applying for jobs for 12 months before joining the Street League Academy and eventually progressing into employment with Capita in Darlington.
Are you aged between 16 and 24, and currently out of work? We can help you develop the key skills and qualifications which will make you attractive to employers, while playing football and having fun. Join our Academy programme, and you will build your CV and get real-life work experience. Then we’ll help you look for work and support you throughout the early stages of your job.
Employers across the UK are discovering the benefits of taking on a graduate from the award-winning Street League Academy programme. Whether it’s through work placements, apprenticeships or full-time roles, we are proud to provide a national network of work-ready, enthusiastic young people who will add real value to your company.
Street League deliver Academy programmes commissioned by a large range of public sector organisations including the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Skills Development Scotland, Further Education (FE) Colleges and local authorities in both England and Scotland. Our programmes are also delivered within schools as part of NEET reduction strategies.
Whether it's £5 or £500, every penny donated to Street League goes towards helping change lives through football. Ask your company to choose us as their Charity of the Year, or complete a sponsored event to help young unemployed people in your area. Whether it’s climbing a mountain, running a marathon or holding a football tournament, let us know what you’re planning.