WILL TO WIN FOUNDATION
The Will to Win Foundation is a registered charity and the charitable, not-for-for-profit arm of Will to Win.
The Foundation’s aim is to raise money for and distribute grants to individuals, organisations and clubs to enable people of all ages and abilities to play sport. By doing this, it hopes to promote the enrichment of active lives through sport and to help engage all sections of the community through a shared enjoyment of sport, which in turn will encourage social cohesion.
To promote community participation in healthy recreation in the interest of social welfare by providing support and assistance for the coaching and playing of tennis and other sports as a means of improving health. In furtherance of these objects the charity will in particular, but not exclusively:
– Award grants to projects demonstrating a well-documented plan showing how communities and individuals will benefit from sport
– Develop sports facilities which compliment other educational and humanitarian needs and can be justified as desirable for the community
– Provide equipment to enable participation and personal growth via tennis and sport
– Award grants for sports instruction for talented individuals and to those from under privileged backgrounds
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Will to Win Foundation & Kids Company – Case Study
Kids Company is one of the projects which has been directly helped by the Will to Win Foundation. Kids Company provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.
In August 2013, Kids Company and the Will to Win Foundation brought twenty children, aged between 5 and 14 for free tennis lessons at Regents Park. They enjoyed four two- hour coaching sessions as part of a joint initiative to give the children a positive experience of learning new skills, being active and enjoying sport during the school holidays. Kids Company has identified the long summer break from school as a time when vulnerable children often need support and activities to take part in while they are away from the protection and comforting routine of school life.
“It’s fantastic to see these kids playing tennis because before it might have been a sport that they thought was out of their league or not for them,” said Audrey West from Kids Company, after watching the final session on Thursday. “These kids have stayed together, got on well, come together to form teams, listened to instructor and after two hours they are still on board, still excited and still listening. They’re out of their comfort zone but they’re being challenged in a really positive way.”