Liverpool FC Foundation
The LFC Foundation is the official charity of Liverpool Football Club.
Our vision is to become the world’s leading football foundation that changes the lives. Our mission is to bring together the LFC family to create life changing opportunities for children and young people in Liverpool City Region and beyond.
The Foundation’s work focuses on the three key impact areas of wellbeing, skills and communities to address the root causes of the issues that face children and young people to deliver long term sustainable change. The charity operates in areas of high deprivation across Liverpool City Region, which is the most deprived city region in England. We strategically target our work in the most deprived areas by operating in schools, community facilities, parks and open spaces to ensure we are able to engage directly with these hard to reach communities. Last season we supported over 28,000 beneficiaries and as the LFC Foundation continues to develop we will support even more communities in need both in Liverpool and internationally.
Wellbeing: Living healthy and happy
• Premier League Girls Football – creates opportunities for young women to engage in football and raises awareness of the female game within the community.
• Premier League Kicks Multi Sports – this new session provides children and young people the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of different sports, right in the heart of their communities
• Premier League and BT Disability Respect 4 All – football coaching programme designed for people with complex and additional needs.
• Holiday Camps – provides a safe and enjoyable environment for girls and boys aged 4-14 to try a variety of sports outside of school term time.
• Military Veterans – supports male and female veterans in Liverpool City Region back into civilian life by offering football coaching sessions and local tournaments.
• MOVE – specialist coaching project for Cystic Fibrosis patients, helping to encourage young CF patient’s physical activity levels, to improve lung function and quality of life.
• Health Goals Malawi – partner project with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to reduce the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in Malawi.
Skills: Achieving success in life
• Premier League Primary Stars – works with local schools to develop skills and ambition of young people aged 5 to 11 years, in both a sports and classroom environment.
• Premier League Works – uses the power of football clubs and the Premier League to engage young people who are not involved in education, training or employment.
• Premier League Enterprise – reduces underachievement and improve educational outcomes to help address the skills gap and prepare young people for the world of work.
• IntoUniversity North Liverpool – a new education project run by national education charity IntoUniversity in partnership with the University of Liverpool and LFC Foundation, which aims to engage children and young people in areas of high deprivation.
• Leadership through Sport & Business – a national social mobility charity and a delivery partner of the LFC Foundation. They prepare and support bright young people who face disadvantages into secure, sustainable, high-quality careers in accounting, business and finance.
• #iwill – £1m match funded project which seeks to increase participation in social action by young people aged 8 to 14 years old. The aim is to embed social action in young people’s life choices so it becomes a life long behaviour.
• Onside and Onside+ – LFC Foundation and Merseyside Police have joined forces to help address the issues around youth and gang crime in conjunction with schools in Merseyside. This highly targeted programme provides students with key skills, confidence and the resilience needed to overcome obstacles and choose the right pathways in life.
• Twinning Project – 10 week programmes delivered in HMP Altcourse to help tackle the high reoffending rate by adult men in the UK by helping prisoners develop leadership skills, form positive relationships and achieve the Level 2 Sports Leaders certificate.
Communities – Inspiring lives together
• Premier League Kicks Football – flagship community programme which uses the power of football and sport to inspire young people in some of the most high-need areas.
• Premier League Kicks Football+ – a joint initiative with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service helping to reduce anti-social behaviour and criminal activity and encouraging long-term personal growth and development.
• Mini Soccer Academy – a specially designed coaching session for the game’s very youngest players aged 7 and under.
• Open Goals – our flagship multi-sport and physical activity project designed to support families to be more active together, utilising parks and open spaces across Liverpool.