StreetGames harnesses the power of sport to create positive change in the lives of disadvantaged young people right across the UK. StreetGames' work helps to make young people and their communities healthier, safer and more successful.

WHY SPORT?

Sport is energetic, inclusive and enjoyable, but StreetGames' goal isn’t just about having fun. StreetGames believes in the power of sport to transform lives and to broaden ambitions. Sport teaches key skills such as teamwork, understanding and self-discipline, brings people together, creates pride in a community, breaks down social boundaries, and inspires people to make a difference in their own lives and for others. Through sport, StreetGames can empower young people to kick-start a cycle of positive change that echoes throughout their entire community.

LEVELLING THE PLAYING FIELD

  • 3.5 million UK children currently live in poverty.
  • Fewer than 1/4 meet national guidelines for recommended daily activity.
  • Young people from the lowest economic bracket are 3 times more likely to suffer with mental illness than a counterpart from the highest-earning group.
  • The UK’s poorest children live an average of 3.6 to 5 years fewer than their more affluent peers
  • These same children also spend an additional 16.5 years in poor health. 

"StreetGames has turned my life around. If it wasn't for them I don't know where I'd be right now" Lyndsey Dawn - StreetGames participant. 

StreetGames believes in fair play, both in sport and in life. With only £2.55 to spend on sports activities per week – compared to the national average of £10.15 – struggling families just can’t afford to keep pace. That’s why StreetGames has made it its mission to level the playing field. Here’s how.

  • StreetGames is committed to making communities healthier, safer and more successful.
  • StreetGames' programmes are conducted in the ‘Right Way’ - offering projects at the right time, in the right place, and for the right price to suit the needs of young participants.
  • Through StreetGames' pioneering Doorstep Sport approach, the organisation improves young lives through sport, giving access to positive role models, volunteering opportunities and diversionary activities.
  • Through Fit and Fed, StreetGames tackles the hidden issue of holiday hunger and inactivity, through nutritious meals and fun, healthy activities.
  • Through Us Girls, StreetGames work to empower young women within a holistic and supportive environment - tackling the everyday sexism that presents a barrier to participation in sport. 
  • StreetGames supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goals - read more.