The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021

Continuing the success of 2020's Big Give Christmas Campaign, Street League is preparing to take on the 2021 challenge

Last December, Street League smashed their Big Give Christmas Challenge raising a phenomenal £7,371! This support helped us empower 1094 young people into jobs, education, or further training. We want to repeat this success and support more young people to access employment and education opportunities across the UK. Together we can end the youth unemployment crisis.


The UK Youth Unemployment Crisis.

In 3 quick stats:

  • Young people accounted for two-thirds of job losses during the pandemic.
  • 498,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in June-August 2021 - that's 12.2% in total compared with the UK-wide average of 4.5%.
  • 99000 Young People have been unemployed for over a year.

These figures do not mean that young people are unmotivated to work. They highlight that young people have not received the right opportunities to thrive. School closures, mass redundancies, and an overall lack of opportunities have made it so much harder for young people to access employment and education.

At Street League, we believe that the skills needed to succeed in real life and work are often different from those taught in exams and classrooms. Bright futures CAN be made outside the classroom. Our sport and employability academies utilise the power of sport to provide fun, safe environments for young people to develop the vital skills they need to thrive.

“COVID19 and Lockdown has seen more and more young people leave school without vital skills and qualifications, report higher instances of mental health issues, and feel exceedingly isolated from their friends and community. The work of Street League has never been more vital to improving young people’s lives and empowering them to create a brighter future for themselves, we are part of the solution.”

Dougie Stevenson


We are asking you to give young people a shot at a brighter future this Christmas.

£10 can help a young person set the right first impression with a pair of smart shoes for a job interview.

£25 can help a young person feel confident with a new suit or dress for a job interview.

£30 can buy a welcome package for a young person - filled with the essentials for success at Street League.

How does the Big Give Christmas Campaign Work?

The Big Give starts at 12 pm Tuesday 30th November and ends at 12 pm Tuesday 7th of December 2021, so we have just 7 days to raise our target of £2,000. All donations made during this time will be matched by our generous supporters at the Dawson Group and The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust. This means for every £10 that you donate; Street League receives £20. One donation. Twice the impact.

Your donation will help empower a young person to gain the skills and experiences necessary to find sustainable, meaningful employment or progress into education opportunities in their community.

If you are organising a fundraiser at work, at school, or with your friends to get you all in the Christmas mood after a tough year, collect the funds before the 1st of December and donate them during the campaign to have even more funds doubled.

 If you have questions about the Big Give or would like to chat about supporting Street League, please contact:

Thank you so much for your support.

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