Greenhouse Sports Limited

Greenhouse Sports Limited

Charity information

Greenhouse Sports Limited

Greenhouse Sports is a London-based charity that uses sport to help young people living in deprived areas to fulfill their potential. We run 50 sports programmes in schools & communities across London.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    We are a London based sport for development charity working with young people from some of the capital’s most disadvantaged communities.

    We place full-time, inspirational coaches in schools and communities where they provide intensive sports programmes that nurture life skills, including the Social, Thinking, Emotional and Physical (STEP) skills of young people.

    We currently operate 39 programmes in secondary schools and 9 Special Educational Needs (SEN) programmes. We also run two community clubs: Greenhouse Sports Table Tennis Club, and London Greenhouse Pioneers (our basketball club). Our coaches work with around 3,000 young people every week.

    We deliver in schools where, according to the Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI), 67% of our participants live in areas of high deprivation. We do this because research shows that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have lower levels of sport participation, poorer physical health and are less likely to have the life skills to help them thrive in later life. Our programmes are therefore designed to minimise the risks of self-destructive behaviour for young people and to maximise their life chances.

  • Aims

    Greenhouse Sports Limited aims to:

    • To engage young people growing up in disadvantaged areas around London, providing them with access to inspirational sports coaches, role models and mentors.
    • To inspire participants with a lasting love of sport and physical activity, and promote healthier lifestyles.
    • To develop the life skills of participants, ensuring that participation has a positive impact on behaviours and life chances for the young people we work with.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1098744

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 115

    Part time staff: 66

    Volunteers: 70

    Phone number: 02086009991

    Address: 19 Hatfields, London SE1 8DJ

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