School of Hard Knocks is a social inclusion charity
We use sport to tackle the issues surrounding unemployment, crime and health. We work with individuals to help them take responsibility and take positive steps forward in their lives.Read On
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"I don't know what I would be doing now if I hadn't come on the course. I'd be lost."
Who We Are
School of Hard Knocks is a social inclusion charity which runs courses that use sport to tackle the issues surrounding unemployment, antisocial behaviour, crime and health. The charity has an expert team of coaches and mentors and is supported by a wide range of high profile individuals from within and outside sport. Our work has been documented five times by Sky Sports since 2007 and has grown into one of the most effective and high profile courses in the UK, working with some of the most hard to reach individuals in our society.
What We Do
We run courses nationwide, using our unique programme of challenging activities and values-based lessons to help participants take positive steps forward in their lives. We teach responsibility, motivation, teamwork, respect and discipline, all of which allow individuals to take responsibility for their actions and context. Our programmes are delivered to young children, teenagers and adults, with extra skills-based lessons tailored to the participants and their requirements.Learn more about School of Hard Knocks here
Make a Difference
There are several ways in which you can support the work of School of Hard Knocks and make a difference to those we help:
Donate as an Individual
School of Hard Knocks raises over 60% of its income through selling its expertise around the UK. However, this still leaves a significant number of overheads to be funded. We welcome all donations to the charity, regular or one-off, and also operate several monthly donation clubs.
Corporations and Funders
Find out how you can support our work as a corporation or charitable funder, and see examples of previous successful partnerships.
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Other ways to help
As well as direct donations, School of Hard Knocks is fortunate to receive in-kind gifts of time, equipment and expertise from a huge number of organisations and individuals.
If you think you can help, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org