Back on January 29, 2007 representatives of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Club captain Ledley King, were joined by the former Prime Minister Tony Blair to officially launch the Foundation at No.10 Downing Street.
The excellent work of the Club's community scheme resulted in the achievement of charitable status and the launch of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. Two years on and the Foundation has gone from strength to strength, tackling social issues and leading on innovative community projects.
The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation uses sport and in particular football as a vehicle to create opportunities that change lives. This is achieved by working with a wide range of partners including central and local government departments, schools, colleges, businesses and charitable trusts to design programmes that engage with all sections of the community.
The Foundation focuses on six key objectives that have enabled them to reach significant goals.
CREATING SPORTING OPPORTUNITIES
IMPROVING COMMUNITY COHESION
SUPPORTING DISABLED PEOPLE
PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
INSPIRING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATION
Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur Chairman said, "We are extremely proud of the Foundation and all it has achieved. It will continue to evolve, tackle social issues in our communities and strive to create opportunities that can change lives."
Ledley King, Club Captain, Tottenham Hotspur added, "Whenever I get the opportunity to visit a community project I'm always so proud of the work we are doing. The work of the Foundation should not be underestimated, it has a huge positive impact on the local community and the lives of people within it."
Foundation in numbers
25 percent reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour on the Ferry Lane estate when the Foundation runs Kickz sessions
40 different primary schools take part in the Foundation's Junior Citizen Programme
73 different programmes are run by the Foundation throughout the year
85 percent of children who participated in Foundation reading programmes said that they would proactively read more in future
119 partners currently work with the Foundation on community projects
1,000 young people take part in Foundation Kickz projects across London
3,500 hours of free provision each year is provided by the Foundation for young people in the community
6,000 children pass through the Spurs Learning Zone at White Hart Lane each year
13,000 sporting opportunities are created by the Foundation for people with learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities each year
500,000 sporting opportunities are created by the Foundation for young people each year
2,000,000 million pounds grant funding has been attracted to the borough of Haringey by the Foundation for community projects
5,000,000 million pounds has been contributed by Tottenham Hotspur to CSR projects since the Foundation was established
To help celebrate the Foundation's achievements we've created an exclusive downloadable calendar highlighting their work.
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