NEWS: FBB recipients of Sport England’s Potentials Fund!

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NEWS: FBB recipients of Sport England’s Potentials Fund!

NEWS: We are pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of the recipients of The Potentials Fund. It is Sport England’s campaign to target young people aged 10 to 20 who want to do something to benefit their community, through social action.

We will receive £97,250 over the course of three years to pilot our football themed approach to social action. The projects will be delivered across 8 schools each year in economically deprived areas of South London. The new project will involve young people across 8 of our school programmes addressing a need in their local community and developing a campaign to around it.

Jack Reynolds, co-Director of Football Beyond Borders said “We are delighted to be selected as one of the winners of the Sport England Potentials Fund. This represents a massive opportunity for us to test out our innovative approach of using football-themed social action projects to inspire young people to engage in issues in their local community and begin a lifelong volunteering habit. More than 200 young people, aged between 13 and 16, from across our FBB Schools programmes will form part of this exciting initiative.”

The programme aims to develop a new generation of volunteers who are actively contributing to their local community. Research shows that currently there are 6.7 million volunteers in sport in the UK, however they don’t represent the make-up of society. They are most likely to be white, male, middle class and non-disabled.

If you would like to volunteer for Football Beyond Borders, please contact Jasper Kain: jkain@footballbeyondborders.org