Palace for Life Foundation has been working with the South London community for over 25 years. They exist to leverage the power of football and the Crystal Palace FC brand to change the lives of young people across South London, particularly the most hard-to-reach and hard-to-help.
They work with over 13,000 people each year, inspiring them to find a better path and to lead a healthier life. They cover a broad spectrum, from football sessions for young people with a disability, to delivering engaging assemblies and workshops in local schools and colleges.
Targeting young people in areas of deprivation, they offer free sessions in sport and other activities, alongside pastoral support, to instill positive values and help prepare their participants for a better life. They have strong connections within the local community and businesses and run programmes designed to equip young people with the skills they need to start thinking about their future careers.
They believe that everyone matters, irrespective of their background and beliefs, and by giving extra support to the most vulnerable, they help create a better community and society.