Launched by Trent Alexander-Arnold in 2020, Football For Change is bringing together football stars and business leaders, with a collective goal to change the lives of young people living in the most deprived communities in the UK.
It has been backed by the likes of Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville, Gary Lineker and Conor Coady while Atlanta Group CEO Ian Donaldson is chairing the initiative, which will fund life-changing projects in education, employment and sport.
HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS YOUNG PEOPLE IN CHALLENGED UK COMMUNITIES
Football For Change is investing into young people who face social and economic barriers when trying to reach their full potential. Neighbourhoods affected by low educational attainment and high levels of youth unemployment are being targeted.
Football stars and business leaders, who have succeeded in the face of adversity, are being used as role models to drive social mobility
This charitable initiative is needed now more than ever due to the amount of disadvantaged young people in the UK who have seen any chance of a better life further torn from their grasp due to the effects of Covid-19 and record numbers growing up in poverty.
Football For Change is about helping young people onto a positive path. It is footballers and business leaders coming together with a goal to help improve the life chances and opportunities of young people from some of the most challenged neighbourhoods in the country. It is a brilliant initiative and I know from growing up in Liverpool that it is needed now more than ever.
Football For Change is a brilliant initiative which will hopefully inspire young people in some of the most challenged communities in the UK to aim higher. The commitment of football stars involved is admirable. They are using their powerful platforms as sports role models to make a difference by giving young people a hand up towards a better future.
SADIQ KHAN, MAYOR OF LONDON