Greenhouse Sports is a London-based charity that uses sport to engage young people and improve their life chances. We partner with schools, embedding high-quality sports coaches into the educational environment to deliver full-time programmes that empower and inspire young people growing up in disadvantage to reach their full potential. Since 2002, our inspirational coaches have worked with over 40,000 young people.
Recently, our Impact team worked with Loughborough University researchers to scope the impact of our programmes and identify the full breadth of what a Greenhouse Sports intervention can do. Early findings suggest engagement with Greenhouse Sports raises attendance and academic performance and improves mental and physical wellbeing in young people.
In 2014, we acquired a Grade II* listed, deconsecrated church and worked painstakingly with architects and contractors over the last few years to create a state-of-the-art sports centre with all the latest technology. Support for the refurbishment came from Sport England Lottery Funding, London Marathon Charitable Trust and players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, along with our generous individual supporters.
We look forward to welcoming you into the Greenhouse Sports community and we hope you enjoy the Greenhouse Centre!