PRESS RELEASE – JANUARY 26th 2015
SPORTS CHARITY IS ON THE BALL
THANKS TO MACQUARIE AND FFK
• Leadership Through Sport receives funding from top city backers
• Pioneering scheme to transform lives through football & business
Leadership Through Sport – the social mobility charity that works with football clubs like West Ham United and Leyton Orient – is pleased to announce it has received major backing from the Macquarie Group Foundation and Futures For Kids (FFK).
Macquarie is to become the charity’s Principal Corporate Funder after pledging to provide financial support over the next three years, which will help to fund Leadership Through Sport’s unique apprenticeship scheme.
Futures For Kids, the charity that was founded by the futures industry, has also pledged to take part in a similar funding arrangement that will enable Leadership Through Sport (LTS) to build on its success at transforming lives.
David Pinchin, Chairman of LTS, said: “It’s fantastic news that Macquarie and Futures For Kids have chosen to support us in this way. The funding and expertise that they bring to the table will be of enormous benefit to the talented young people who need our help.
“We currently have around 60 apprentices taking part in Leadership Through Sport’s programme and our long-term aspiration is to greatly expand this number. The support of these great organisations will help us to take things to the next level.”