Chance to Shine

Chance to Shine

Charity information

Chance to Shine

Chance to Shine is spreading the power of cricket to children and young people in state schools and communities across England and Wales.

Founded 1981

  • Mission statement

    We are a national charity on a mission to spread the power of cricket throughout schools and communities.

    We take cricket to new places and use it to ignite new passions, teach vital skills, unite diverse groups, and educate young people from Cornwall to Cardiff to County Durham.

    Since 2005 our Chance to Shine Schools programme has helped reverse the decline in cricket in state schools. Working in close partnership with all 39 County Cricket Boards and hundreds of local cricket clubs, we’ve got over 2. 5 million boys and girls in over 11,000 schools playing and learning through cricket.

    Chance to Shine Street is bringing cricket to thousands more young people in inner- city areas. It uses the game to increase aspiration, promote social cohesion and create opportunities in diverse communities affected by youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

    In the past 10 years we’ve proved that cricket has the power to bring young people from all walks of life together and teach life skills that will stay with them forever. We’re committed to giving all young people the chance to play it, learn from it and enjoy it.

  • Aims

    Chance to Shine aims to:

    • ensure that all young people have the opportunity to play and learn through cricket.
    • spread the power of cricket in schools and communities, inspiring another one million young people by 2020.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1981

    Registered Charity Number: 1123385

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 15

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 020 7735 2881

    Address: Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SW

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