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

  • Street League shortlisted for best Annual Report award 2017

    The Third Sector Excellence Awards shortlist for 2017 has just been announced and Street League is delighted to share that they have been shortlisted for their 2015/16 Annual Report and associated transparency campaign #callforclarity. This external recognition of their movement to increase transparency within monitoring and evaluation is a positive step forward for both the charity and the sector. Read more

  • Street League members take part in MMA masterclass with UFC® stars

    On Friday the 14th of July, Street League welcomed UFC lightweight, Kevin Lee, and UFC welterweight, Emil Meek, to the Glasgow Academy. Lee and Meek spoke of their respective barriers which they had to overcome – illustrating how focus and the desire to achieve through sport helped them through their hardest times. The principle of using sport to overcome a personal challenge is integral to Street League’s philosophy. Read more

  • Street League Fitness Infographic 2017

    In 2017, Street League launched a pilot of a fitness-based sport programme with the objective of increasing the diversity of the young people we support to get #movingintowork through sport. We want to keep innovating our programmes to ensure we’re attracting and progressing the most young people possible. Read more

  • Player funding from the People's Postcode Lottery makes a real impact

    Last year alone, players of People's Postcode Lottery generously supported Street League with an incredible £600,000, enabling the charity to support 2,147 young people on their programmes, with 1,553 (so far) successfully moving into a positive destination. Thanks to their continued funding support, Street League has been able to support an additional 272 young people (21% increase vs. 2015-16). Read more