Help young people unlock a lifetime of opportunities.

Behind Every Kick relies on donations from people like you to develop, mentor, and connect young people.

Supporter Journey

We can’t succeed without your help and we want you to be part of our journey. By supporting Behind Every Kick you are enabling young people to open doors they thought were previously closed. In return we will give you regular updates on the real impact your support is having.

What happens when I donate?

By donating you have taken the first step to help more young people gain the kind of opportunities they need to succeed.

You can choose to be paired with one of our young people so that you can see the personal impact of your support. You will have a chance to hear their story and the challenges they are overcoming thanks to your help.

At the end of the season

We will give you a chance to check in with your young person, You’ll hear about their progress and aspirations for the future.

We will also share inspiring success stories from across the programme showing you the wider impact of our work. Just like the relationship we build with young people, our journey with you doesn’t end there.

Never ending story

We build enduring relationships with our young people and we aim to do the same with our supporters.

As we grow and our impact widens, we will ensure to keep in touch through regular newsletters, events, and even the odd catch-up call if you prefer.

46% of 16-25 year-olds are worried that they won’t have the skills they need for the future.

Source: princes-trust.org.uk

40% of young people think that it is becoming harder for people from disadvantaged backgrounds to move up in society.

Source: princes-trust.org.uk

40% of young people don’t believe in themselves and 36% don’t feel in control of their lives.

Source: princes-trust.org.uk

46% of young people don't think they have community role models.

Source: princes-trust.org.uk
Community Funding

Bake, bike or ball what are you going to do to support young people? Speak to our team about how you can help.

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Making a donation

Any amount from £5 to £50,000 can make a massive difference to the life of a young person.

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Corporate Fundraising

Could we be your organisation’s charity of the year? Do you have skills to share or, something you could donate? Speak to our team about how your company can help.

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Trusts and Grants

Grants can make a huge difference to our sustainability and growth. Speak to our team about how you could help.

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With special thanks to...

Our partner relationships make us immensely proud and grateful. All of our partners have generously provided us with invaluable support, advice and pro bono activity without which, we wouldn’t have been able to testbed our programme and create the dynamic charity we are today.

Our partners have been pivotal to keeping core operational costs to a minimum, allowing funding raised thus far, to be focussed mainly on the development of the core programme.

All our partners are very much part of the BEK team and they take pride in raising BEK’s profile both within their business and to their client base.

Lane4
Organisational Partner
Lane4
Organisational Partner

Lane 4 have been a hugely valued partner since 2016 providing a comprehensive range of ongoing pro bono expertise and support. This has included design and delivery of the Behind Every Kick syllabus; support with recruitment and training of development session trainers and mentors; advice on impact and evaluation and an ongoing ad hoc support across our development needs.

lane4performance.com
“Ever since becoming involved with Behind Every Kick, I have been excited by the ways in which we at Lane4 have been able to share our expertise and lend tangible support to their work. I am very proud of this and hope that our relationship with the charity continues to grow. Our shared belief - in developing potential and offering opportunities for growth - certainly aligns, and makes this partnership a very meaningful one. With Adam Wilson’s recent appointment to Chair of the Trustee Board, I hope we can build on these foundations & create a successful, long-lasting partnership.

Knowing that there are few mechanism as powerful as sport that can harness and develop the potential of young people to understand their own values and strengths, I think that Behind Every Kick are working in impressive ways to enable impactful, sustainable change.”

Adrian Moorhouse, Lane4 Managing Director

Union Developments
Fundraising Partner
Union Developments
Fundraising Partner

Have been on board since the beginning as a founder and funding partner, including being the Sporting Hackney FC 2016/17 kit sponsor, during the first year of development of the project. Since then, they have also provided ongoing rent-free use of meeting rooms, administrative support and event sponsorship. Through their networks, we continue to be introduced to a range of supporters.

uniondevelopments.co.uk
Fulwell73
Fundraising Partner and BEK Connect
Fulwell73
Fundraising Partner and BEK Connect

Fulwell’s award winning producer and director David Soutar, has been involved as a Behind Every Kick mentor to a young player at Sporting Hackney FC. Through his role, David offered a unique opportunity to the U16 players of Sporting Hackney to be directly involved in the making and editing of the film that appears on this website. Together with some of David’s talented and willing colleagues, a few of BEK’s programme graduates have been given the experience of a lifetime in being at the epicentre of this fantastic organisation.

fulwell73.com
Ingram Winter Green
Fundraising Partner
Ingram Winter Green
Fundraising Partner

To minimise overheads Behind Every Kick’s team all work remotely. IWG have very kindly provided rent free office and meeting room space on an ongoing basis enabling the team to come together regularly. They have also supported with recruitment of mentors.

iwg.co.uk
The University Campus of Football Business (UCFB)
Fundraising and Programme Partners
The University Campus of Football Business (UCFB)
Fundraising and Programme Partners

UCFB have been a key collaborative partner on recruitment of BEK trainers and mentors. They have also very kindly offered free venue space at Wembley Stadium to host BEK events.

ucfb.com
WWCS
BEK Connect Programme Partners
WWCS
BEK Connect Programme Partners

Another key partner in our BEK Connect programme, WWCS have provided opportunities for work shadowing alongside providing pro bono advice on website and IT functions.

wwcs.co.uk
Stone Real Estate
BEK Connect Programme Partners
Stone Real Estate
BEK Connect Programme Partners

Stone Real Estate have become a key partner supporting the development of our BEK Connect programme, offering industry specific mentoring, including speaking at events and work placements.

stonerealestate.co.uk
Brentano
Fundraising Partners
Brentano
Fundraising Partners

Brentano have kindly provided free meeting space as well as rooms in which to host our mentor training sessions.

thebrentanosuite.co.uk
Ewan Flynn
Organisational Partners
Ewan Flynn
Organisational Partners

Ewan Flynn, author of We Are Sunday League, has been integral to making sure we tell our story. He is to be credited with so generously giving his time, and the talents of his authorship, to narrate the case studies you read on this website. Ewan’s innate understanding and the sensitivity and integrity with which he captures the essence of those he has interviewed, make us feel very privileged to partner with him.

ewanflynn.com
Considered Studio
Organisational Partners
Considered Studio
Organisational Partners

Considered Studio have provided key support around our website design, build and have committed to ongoing support around how we build our visual impact.

considered.studio