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 official charity of Southampton Football Club which exists to fulfil the potential and change the lives of children, young people, and adults at risk across Southampton and surrounding areas.
Working in partnership with Southampton Football Club, the Foundation aims to inspire and support people of all ages and abilities across Hampshire and the surrounding area to develop their potential into excellence.
“We inspire, support and deliver positive change for young people and adults at risk”
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 £2 million into local communities within Southampton and the surrounding area. 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 six key themes: Health & Wellbeing, Employability & Learning, Schools & Community, Saints4All (accessible sport), Education and Football & Sports Development.
Among others, Saints Foundation delivers the following CSR programmes:
Health & Wellbeing
Helping create healthier and stronger people and communities.
Employability & Learning
Supporting adults to get back on track and accomplish their goals.
Schools & Community
Helping improve the prospects of our future generations.
Creating a level playing field and sporting opportunities for all.
Creating pathways to succeed through the power of sport and learning.
Football & Sports Development
Providing people of all ages with the opportunity to play sport, whatever their ability.