THE TIM HENMAN FOUNDATION

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The Tim Henman Foundation is a youth charity with the mission of transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people by improving mental as well physical health and creating sporting and educational opportunities together with our partners.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1161964)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£43,000

Amount raised

£41,890

Time left

1 day

Donations

27

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

1) There are 700,000 children living in poverty in London. 43% of children in inner London and 34% of children in outer London are living in relative poverty. This is as many as in the whole of Scotland and Wales. 2) There are substantial gaps in access to sporting activity, with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds less likely to take up sport (46%) than those from higher-income households (66%), and only half of those receiving free school meals (FSM) take part in sporting activity. There are also gaps in provision shown by schools with the lowest proportion of FSM pupils being more likely (70%) to offer extra-curricular opportunities compared to those with high FSM rates (35%). 3) Families of disabled children on average, face extra costs of £581 a month and for almost a quarter (24%) of families with disabled children, extra costs amount to over £1,000 a month. Some simply cannot afford this.

Solution

1) THF targets areas of deprivation and children receiving free school meals to offer specific and specialist support for deserving and in need young people. 2) THF delivers activity-based sports programmes delivered directly to areas of deprivation with community-led partners creating regular opportunities to participate and progress. 3) THF provides meaningful funding to partners and schools who are dedicated to supporting profoundly disabled and life limited youngsters.

  • “I feel very fortunate to have been given opportunities in my life. That is not the case for everyone. Through our work at THF we would like to provide as many opportunities for as many disadvantaged young people as possible in education, health & sport".

    — Tim Henman OBE

  • “I have been in education for 40 years as a teacher, school leader and most recently the National Schools Commissioner. Education matters and it matters especially for the most vulnerable in society. The work of THF targets children who do not enjoy the benefits their more advantaged peers enjoy".

    — Sir David Carter