For Professionals Sport Project Our Funders London Housing Foundation In 2021, we were awarded a two-year grant to support the expansion of our successful Sport Project. The funding will be used to support our efforts of influencing and advocacy work within the Sport and 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. NFL Foundation The NFL Foundation awarded us a 2-year grant in 2022 which has enabled us to introduce our Sport Project into our Young People services for the first time. Sessions will have a focus on the NFL Flag as well as a range of different sports activities based on the interests of our young people. Working in partnership with the Greater London Authority, the NFL Foundation UK is the charitable arm of the NFL within the UK. The Foundation aims to tackle inequality and lack of opportunity faced by young people in underserved communities across the UK. Transport For London TfL awarded us a 3-year grant from 2022 which is enabling the team to provide cycling and bike mechanic sessions for the people we support specifically within our Mental Health accommodation services. The project’s key focus is on bike mechanic sessions to provide clients with the opportunity to develop their own skills, whilst also reaping the wider physical and mental health benefits of cycling. TfL’s Walking and Cycling Grants London is a grants programme funded by Transport for London in partnership with The London Marathon Charitable Trust and administered by Groundwork London. The programme is aimed at groups that are traditionally under-represented in walking or cycling. 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 five years, we've engaged 800 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? Past funders Sport England From 2017 to 2023, Sport England supported the Sport Project with funding from the National Lottery's Active Ageing fund. This fund was launched to tackle inactivity in individuals over the age of 55, as part of the national strategy called 'Towards An Active Nation'. An additional Lottery-funded Sport England grant was awarded in 2021, allowing for a two-year extension of the programme. With this grant, we expanded our offerings to include all adults across the Single Homeless Project services, with a specific focus on women as part of the programme.