Greenhouse Sports shortlisted for a Charity Times Award
Greenhouse Sports are thrilled to announce that as a result of our ongoing work with Goldman Sachs, we are on the shortlist for a prestigious Charity Times Award in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year. Other partnerships and projects shortlisted in our category include British Gas and Shelter, KPMG and Living Wage/Citizens UK, and O2 and National Youth Trust. We are proud to be included in such a line-up.
“Being recognised in this way is a fantastic acknowledgement of the hard work of our sports coaches, the achievements of our participants and the vital support that Goldman Sachs provides. We continue to strive to reach more and more young people across London and use sports to equip them with the skills to fulfill their potential,” said Kate Burt, COO of Greenhouse Sports.
Our project with Goldman Sachs, a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm, was launched in 2011 as a four-year sports outreach programme aimed at improving the quality of life for children and young people in some of East London’s most disadvantaged boroughs.
Goldman Sachs Gives, the company’s charitable fund, generously donated £1.6 million to help us to establish ten programme hubs in schools and communities across East London, providing young people in deprived areas with access to full time sports programmes in disciplines that featured in the London 2012 Games, helping secure a sporting legacy for East London.
Our coaches mentor young people, seeking to improve their health and well-being, while developing their engagement with their education and community.
The impact of our partnership with Goldman Sachs Gives:
• We engaged over 2,700 participants on our programmes in GSG sponsored schools
• Our participants attended over 10,000 more days of school than their non-Greenhouse classmates
• We delivered over 200,000 training hours to young people in disadvantaged schools and neighbourhoods
• We provided over 100,000 training hours during ‘at risk’ times in the evenings and at weekends, when disadvantaged young people are more likely to engage in self-destructive or criminal behaviour
• Thanks to the funds raised for us by Goldman Sachs Gives, we have been able to leverage more funds from Sport England, National Governing Bodies, Mayor’s Fund for London and the schools themselves
Our partnership with Goldman Sachs reflects the mission of Greenhouse Sports and celebrates sports and the development of life-skills coming together. There is also a spirit of giving back and empowering a group of people who are often overlooked. Thank you to Goldman Sachs and Goldman Sachs Gives for their vital support.
UPDATE: We didn’t win the award but we are so pleased to have been nominated.