Inflexion raises £20,000 for the Kinetic Foundation

On Thursday 23rd May, Inflexion hosted its annual 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 football tournaments have raised £52,000 for Kinetic over the last three years. 

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 88% of those participants coming from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds. Kinetic Academy students are 39% less likely to become NEET (not in education, employment or training) compared to London averages.  

In December 2022, The Inflexion Foundation granted £50,000 per annum to the Kinetic Foundation for 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. James Stevens, an Investment Director at Inflexion, also provides strategic advice to the charity as a Trustee and Board member.