Foundation of Light joins EFDN
EFDN is proud to welcome the Foundation of Light as a new member. The independent charity would like to grow its collaborative partnerships to provide their participants with a more rounded and unique experience and participate in funding applications that meet the organisation’s skill set.
Established in 2001 by former Sunderland AFC chairman Sir Bob Murray CBE, the mission of the Foundation of Light is simple: to improve lives through the power of football. It has become one of the most pioneering sports charities in the world, winning multiple awards for the ground-breaking sports, health, community and education programmes.The programme participants vary in age from 18 months to 80 years plus. Our new member truly offers something for everyone, with programmes impacting health, behaviour, attitude, skills, knowledge and more.
The passionate, dedicated and highly skilled foundation team includes professional teachers, health workers, coaches, family learning officers, youth workers and support staff based at offices and classrooms within the Beacon of Light and outreach centres throughout Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham. Whilst the Foundation of Light is linked to SAFC, it is structurally and financially independent of the football club. This means the team is responsible for fundraising £4 million every year to run their life-changing programmes. The 99th EFDN club member is willing to share their extensive experience in fundraising and their innovative approach to employability and youth engagement.
Read more about the Foundation of Light on the member page.