Raising Aspirations to Achieve

Rio Ferdinand set up his Foundation in 2012 so that he could have a closer relationship with his charitable work and tackle social issues important to him. Recognising that sports, media and the creative arts are great motivating factors for young people, the Foundation utilises those mediums and Rio’s connections within those industries, to provide a pathway for youth development.

We are a value driven organisation and pride ourselves on using these as the foundation for our people and our work. We have developed these core values with input from our young people:

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