31% of children live in poverty, recorded knife crime has increased 29% in the last 10 years, and 80% of young people agreed that the COVID-19 pandemic has made their mental health worse.


For many young people, community sports groups can be a lifeline, but many are struggling to survive. 

Sported supports over 2600 groups who reach half a million young people across the UK. We help community groups survive to help young people thrive. 



Could pay for bibs or cones for a community sports group in a disadvantaged area


Could provide an hours coaching for 30 young people


Could provide 2 hours of 1:1 crisis advice to help a community sports group continue to operate

 “The youth club has helped me develop into a better person by providing me with life skills, character development, opportunities and encouragement/motivation to do my best” 

– Participant from a group in the Sported network

“The biggest impact and probably best thing that has ever happened for my organisation was joining the Sported network,”

– Nile Henry, CEO of The Blair Project (Manchester)

“For ANY sports club who aims to use their medium to improve lives in their community – please consider becoming a member of Sported. The work they do is vital and they exist to make it easier for clubs to access the help they need!”

– Maru Karate Kai (East of England)

 “I believed that I would never get anywhere in life, but since coming here to the group, it has completely changed how I think about everything.” 

– Participant from a group in the Sported network

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