Urban Stars report
Urban stars is a flagship programme for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and is delivered by Active Communities Network – a strategic partner of Laureus Sport For Good Foundation. The partnership between these two organisations operates around the common goal of delivering sport to marginalised communities and to working with the most ‘at risk’ and ‘vulnerable’ young people within those communities. Recognised across the sport development and youth work sectors as a key funder of such initiatives, in recent years Laureus Sport For Good Foundation has worked closely with active communities network to set up a series of Urban Stars pilot programmes in the UK, in London, the West Midlands and South Gloucestershire.
In 2011 this partnership expanded to include the St james Place Foundation, a move which has enabled the expansion of the Urban Stars programme into new sites in Manchester, Belfast, Bristol and Glasgow. This research focuses on the initial pilot programme.