Southampton Football Club is a professional association football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, England, which plays in the Premier League. Since 2001, their home ground has been St Mary’s Stadium, before which they were based at The Dell.
The club has been nicknamed “The Saints” since its inception in 1885 due to its history as a church football team.
Saints Foundation is the charity of Southampton Football Club – it is the club’s way of giving back.
Using the power and the passion of the club it transforms lives in and around Southampton, helping people fulfil their potential to be more involved, healthier and empowered members of the community.
Every year the Saints Foundation engages with thousands of young people and adults at risk through their programmes targeting some of the biggest issues in society. In so doing the charity invests over £3 million each year into their local community. These funds are generated through grants, sponsorship, coaching income, individuals taking on fundraising challenges and the never-ceasing support of a huge number of individuals and businesses within their local community.
Saints Foundation delivers targeted programmes across its three community pillars of ‘Involvement’, ‘Health’ and ‘Empowerment’.
Among others, Saints Foundation delivers the following CSR programmes:
Achieving a positive place in the community for everyone.
Health & Wellbeing
Motivating people of all ages to lead a healthy, active life.
Inspiring people and giving them the tools to achieve their potential.
Providing people of all ages with the opportunity to play sport, whatever their ability.