Inflexion raises £20,000 for the Kinetic Foundation

On Thursday 29th June, Inflexion hosted a football tournament together with the Kinetic Foundation which was attended by teams from Inflexion’s adviser network.  Each team was asked to make a £1000 donation to Kinetic, resulting in £20,000 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. 8000 young people have been engaged by Kinetic, with 94% of those participants coming from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds. After graduating from Kinetic, 97% of the young people move into further education, employment or training.

In December 2022, The Inflexion Foundation granted £50,000 per annum to the Kinetic Foundation for the next three years. The grant from Inflexion is supporting Kinetic’s ambitious plans including the establishment of a girls’ academy, new academy sites across London and surrounding counties, and an extracurricular programme concentrating on contact with employers, life skills, employability skills and mentoring to improve career prospects.