Why we exist

We exist to see an end to youth unemployment in the UK. In the areas where we operate, up to 1 in 5 young people are unemployed and in need of our help.

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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 38 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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Real-time impact data

Say hello to the future of impact reporting with real-time impact data. See how we're doing month-by-month and ask your own questions about our social impact.


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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

  • BBC and BT Sport Presenter visits Street League Clyde West

    TV and Radio presenter, Eilidh Barbour, visited Street League Clyde West last month. The BBC and BT Sport presenter came to the Street League academy after hearing about the sport for employability courses on offer, which help to move young unemployed people into work. Chris Caldwell, Operations Manager at Street League Clyde West, had the opportunity to ask Eilidh a few questions: Read more

  • Say hello to the future of impact reporting. Street League moves to real-time impact data.

    Street League has taken another groundbreaking step in its bid to drive transparency in the charity sector after announcing it has moved to 'real-time' impact reporting. Read more

  • Street League takes annual report to a new level of transparency

    Street League is delighted to announce the launch of its latest 2016-17 annual report, which takes transparency to another level. Read for highlights of the charities' social impact as well as concrete ways the charity is putting transparency into action. Read more

  • How do we know whether a charity is successful or not?

    How do we know whether a charity is successful or not? At Street League, we don’t think success should be measured by turnover, or by vague numbers of people ‘reached’, or by a story about one or two beneficiaries. It should be measured by presenting what we do in a transparent way and allowing you to decide whether you think we are successful (or not). Read more