The Change Foundation

The Change Foundation

Charity information

The Change Foundation

We change the lives of young people through regular weekly engagement and relationship building. This helps raise their self-esteem, the development of life skills and greater employability.

Founded 1981

  • Mission statement

    For over 30 years, Cricket for Change has led the way in the UK and across the world in demonstrating that cricket can be more than just a sport. It can have a profound and lasting impact on children and young people who are suffering from fear, stigmatisation or prejudice. It can bring people together who mistrust each other and it can help create self belief in a young person with a disability who thinks more about what they can't do rather than what they can.

    Our Hit the Top programme is the largest cricket programme in the world for people with disability. It uses cricket to empower and improve the lives of disabled young people in London, help them fulfil their sporting potential and, most importantly, strengthen their friendship networks and increase their sense of independence.

    Street Elite takes young people not in education, employment and training on a journey through sports engagement to find pathways into employment opportunities. Street Elite is a training-for-work programme which sees young people develop from individuals with no direction, motivation or trust to becoming engaged, committed and inspiring.

    In the past 10 years, we have delivered training in 20 different countries. From Sierra Leone to Sri Lanka, from Afghanistan to Rwanda, we have taken our programmes to countries struggling with poverty, division or civil war. We have trained more than 700 coaches, who in turn run programmes for 500 of the world's most disadvantaged young people.

  • Overview

    Established: January 1981

    Registered Charity Number: 1046047

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 12

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 020 8669 2177

    Address: The Cricket Centre, Plough Lane, Wallington SM6 8JQ

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