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

  • Top 10 'Things I wish I learnt at school'!

    Over the past month, we have been compiling the ultimate list of “Things I wish I learnt at school”. Timed to coincide with the exam results for young people all over the UK, the goal was to provide some confidence and reassurance to young people that good grades are not the only pathway to a career. Read more

  • 10 ways Street League staff go above and beyond the call of duty

    Street League offers support to unemployed 16-24-year-olds to help them overcome their individual barriers and find the right career path for them. What we rarely talk about are the times when our staff go above and beyond the call of duty to support young people, and this happens on a daily basis. We interviewed some of our staff from around the UK to ask them some specific examples of ways they have gone above and beyond in our support for young people. Read more

  • Street League Gala Fundraising Dinner - 12th October 2017

    Street League to host Gala dinner fundraising event at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on Thursday 12th of October 2017. Read more

  • Street League & Terroll Lewis - update

    We are saddened and disappointed to hear of Terroll Lewis’ conviction (August 2017) for assault. His recent actions go completely against the values of our charity and we have immediately ceased all relationship and affiliation with Terroll Lewis. For more information, please contact [email protected] Read more