The Jason Roberts Foundation has delivered programmes in London since 2007, focused primarily on the London Borough of Brent. Since 2014 the reach of the Foundation has extended to include a number of grass roots programmes working across London and the South West of England – all of which offer the following activities to support the three pillars of the Foundations work.
Grass roots football coaching and competitive opportunities for young people aged 8 – 21 years (all activities age appropriate), delivered in community facilities at key times, regardless of ability and background.
Volunteering, social action and citizenship programmes to develop young people as role models.
Signposting to further education and training opportunities.
Pathways to excellence for talented individual players.
Personal and social development programmes by trained youth workers and mentors, including conflict resolution and anger management, communication skills, equality and diversity training and issue based courses such as substance misuse education.
Accredited and vocational training, including FA and Sports Leaders UK coaching qualifications, Open College Network accreditations and youth work training.
JRF works across boundaries to engage and support young people.
All Foundation staff are trained to be role models in equality and diversity, and to challenge racism and prejudice in its many forms, and our projects actively encourage participants from all backgrounds and abilities to engage in activities, and we work across geographic and other boundaries to build stronger communities.
Our projects offer culturally sensitive programmes to engage disengaged and excluded groups in our activities, and achievements and activities are celebrated in events, festivals and fun days that bring whole communities together in local neighbourhoods.
In 2014 the Foundation received funding from Wembley National Stadium Trust (WNST) to deliver sports activities for local disabled people in Brent.
Taking part in physical activity is important to all of us and for disabled people, an active lifestyle can significantly help improve their health and increase social interaction. This new programme, which will be delivered in partnership with DASH (Disablement Association Hillingdon) one of the Foundation’s partners, will provide increased sporting opportunities for disabled people in Brent.
Activities will include golf, football, cricket, boccia and tennis – fully utilising the indoor and outdoor facilities at Stonebridge Pavilion. To further encourage cohesive communities the sessions will be integrated alongside the Foundation’s mainstream delivery, aiming to break down some of the barriers of issues with disability and discrimination arising from disability.