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Norfolk ranks as the third highest rural county for school exclusions

Children who end up excluded from school are more likely to be vulnerable to childhood criminal exploitation.

In 2019, the Metropolitan Police identified Norfolk as the area with the most young people involved in ‘County Lines’ – where illegal drugs are transported from one area to another by gangs or criminal networks.

The Community Sports Foundation uses the power of sport and Norwich City Football Club as the tools to engage with harder to reach groups and individuals and inspire them to raise their aspirations and reach their potential.

Several of our programmes in this area rely on match-fundraising so that we are able to tackle these issues in Norfolk.

Positive activities for young people

Positive activities for young people

Our work, which includes the Premier League Kicks programme, provides sports sessions and educational workshops on subjects such as knife crime and childhood criminal exploitation.

There are also incentives for young people who engage particularly well with the programme such as the opportunity to take part in representative fixtures and competitions.

Working with asylum seekers and refugees

Working with asylum seekers and refugees

As well as disadvantaged local young people, some of our work uses football as a tool to help asylum seekers and refugees to make social connections in their new home city.

Participants also have the chance to take part in volunteering opportunities to develop skills and boost their employability.

Support Us

Support Us

Without vital fundraising, our work would not be possible, and many across Norfolk would be deprived of our support.

There are many ways that you can help us to sustain our work, such as taking a fundraising challenge, becoming a donor, or supporting through your business.

How you can help