Sport England

Over the last three years, Sport England have supporting this work- with funding from the National Lottery - from its Active Ageing fund, which was launched to tackle inactivity in the over 55s as part of the national strategy Towards An Active Nation

Prior to this new area of work, the majority of our over 55 clients were inactive. As a result of our programme, people in this age group who would never have imagined themselves going near a gym or exercise club are now enjoying the benefits of activity and exercise.

An additional Lottery funded Sport England grant was awarded in 2021 allowing for a two year extension to the Programme. This grant will allow us to expand our reach and age group with a specific focus of the programme focusing on women. We also aim share our learning, creating resources and partnering with similar organisations in the homelessness sector.

London Housing Foundation

In 2021, we were awarded a two-year grant to support the expansion of their successful Sport and Health Project.

The funding will be used to support the internal expansion of the Project across all our adult services. It will also support our efforts to grow an external network for the project through strategic partnerships, information sharing and mentorship opportunities, supporting the integration of Sport & Health programmes in organisations within the homeless sector.

The LHF’s primary aim is to reduce street homelessness amongst single people, supporting the work of other organisations by running programmes and providing grants.

KKR

This year, we received an additional grant from American company KKR. This grant will be used for the expansion of the ‘Health’ side of our Sport & Health Programme. 

This grant will help us provide immediate mental and physical health support to more than 700 homeless people in Westminster, Camden, Islington, Newham and Redbridge.

Other Partners

Over the last three years, we've engaged 600 clients in the programme with 35 weekly sessions, but we couldn't have done it without some amazing people - working alongside 30 organisations and over 130 volunteers. Want to get involved?