Who we are
The Change Foundation is an award-winning charity that uses sport to change the lives of marginalised young people. We deliver targeted long-term interventions for the most vulnerable young people through Coach Mentors with lived experience, providing regular sport, personalised mentoring and work-related opportunities.
Daring – we work innovatively with the most marginalised young people and challenge ourselves to meet their needs.
Empowering – we provide the support for our young people and our delivery partners to enable change.
Agile – we work quickly and confidently to bring ideas to reality. We find solutions and learn from failures.
What we do
Deliver – we deliver targeted sport for social change programmes for the most vulnerable young people through Coach Mentors with lived experience.
Innovate – we design programmes with young people, using creative methodologies and testing ideas by delivering 6–12-month pilot programmes.
Inspire – we work with other charities, employers and corporate organisations and create bespoke solutions to extend the power and reach of our programmes for maximum social impact.
Why we do it
Guided by young people, our listening process has directed us to deliver sports programmes that focus on these social issues affecting young people today:
- Knife crime and serious youth violence
- Social media influence and addiction
- Youth unemployment for vulnerable young people
- Disability inclusion and creating equal opportunities
- Mental health issues and developing coping mechanisms
We exist to help young people find solutions to deal with these social issues through the power of sport.