Inflexion raises £12,000 for The Kinetic Foundation

On Thursday 19th May, Inflexion hosted a football tournament together with the Kinetic Foundation which was attended by 16 teams from Inflexion’s adviser network.  Each team was asked to make a £750 donation to Kinetic, resulting in £12,000 being raised for the charity.

The Kinetic Foundation supports disadvantaged and disengaged young people from the most deprived areas in London by delivering a wide range of educational opportunities for them to learn new skills and improve their employment potential. Initial engagement with young people is through free weekly football sessions often run at evening hours of high crime and antisocial behaviour. Kinetic has 56 academy graduates who have been signed by professional football clubs, 261 graduates in employment and 55 studying at university.

The Inflexion Foundation granted £40,000 to the Kinetic Foundation in 2021, and James Stevens, Assistant Director at Inflexion, sits on the Board of Trustees. This funding has enabled Kinetic to secure a full-time social media and marketing professional to help engage, recruit and retain participants to their programmes. The organisation has also partnered with a chat-based mental health app to support their participants as part of their commitment to improving young people’s mental health.