Raising Aspirations to Achieve

Since starting in 2012, RFF have gone deep into the heart of deprived communities to work with young people on a range of exciting and innovative programmes. From grass-roots sports with graduated training pathways growing the next generation of coaches, to digital media platforms and creative arts projects which give young participants the opportunity to express themselves, our programmes are designed to build young people’s confidence and raise their aspirations to achieve.

Geographically, in the UK we have built cornerstone projects across London, Salford, and Manchester and have emerging programmes of work in Doncaster and Belfast. We have also worked collaboratively on programmes in South Africa in Cape Town and Durban.

All of our programmes are supported by partnerships with youth and community groups, local authorities, police and youth justice teams, social services and homeless groups, like-minded charities, educational establishments, grant-makers, funders and philanthropists as well as private sector companies and brands.

Key partnerships now include Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief, Sport England and BT Group plc. Below is a snapshot of some of the programmes these partners have made possible.

Inspiring Youth Leaders



5 Star Active

BT Work Ready

Rios Rising Stars

Bright Futures

Invest in Youth Work

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