Arsenal in the Community offers a gap programme which involves young coaches from London working on international community projects. We have worked with Arsenal ‘Gappers’ in Ghana and Kenya and have provided balls for Arsenal’s other African programmes.
The Brightside Group PLC raised money to help establish Alive and Kicking Ghana in 2012. CEO Arron Banks even took part in the East Africa Safari Classic Rally; a gruelling nine day drive across East Africa in a classic car and 40 degree heat.
Clarity PR made Alive and Kicking their charity of the year in 2012 and have provided pro-bono PR support through the distribution of press releases and assistance with social media. They raised £1,500 for Alive and Kicking through a Facebook ‘Like’ campaign.
Comic Relief is supporting an initiative from Alive and Kicking Ghana in which entrepreneurs are supplied with footballs and tasked with selling them on for a profit. Their income is then re-invested in micro-enterprises, including the purchase and sale of more Alive and Kicking balls. The entrepreneurs are also given training to help them acquire the skills to make a success of this venture and their other start-up ideas.
GAFFER stands for Goalposts And Footballs For East-Africa Region. They have been close partners of ours in Kenya for many years; always using our balls and promoting our work.
Garfield Weston Foundation has given Alive and Kicking fantastic support over the years. One of the largest charitable foundations in the world, Garfield Weston supports a wide range of charitable activity and state that they look to support organisations that demonstrate ‘quality and excellence with projects that have clear outcomes and benefits, good leadership and sensible business plans.’ We are delighted to have their support throughout 2014-15.
The Great Football Giveaway quite simply donate footballs to young people across Africa. They have donated thousands of Alive and Kicking footballs over the years.
Alive and Kicking was selected as one of 15 organisations to benefit from the 2014 ICAP Charity Day.
Involvement in the day has allowed Alive and Kicking to run substantial health awareness programmes in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana, training community sports coaches in health-educative football drills and donating a large number of balls to children who otherwise would not be able to afford them.
The Marketing Academy develops leadership in young marketing professionals and provides pro bono marketing support for a range of charities. We worked closely with Marketing Academy scholars Tom Probert and Campbell Butler on our 2015 re-brand and website launch.
MYSA’s Haba na Haba drama education team have assisted Alive and Kicking Kenya roadshows, through health education sessions for young people. MYSA were one of the first ever Sport for Development associations, and are a leader in the field.
Nakumatt have sold our balls in locations across Kenya and have now taken Alive and Kicking across the border to Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, bringing affordable leather balls to people in Kampala, Kigali and Moshi.
Puma Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the global energy business Puma Energy. They support charitable organisations in 19 countries around the world, and we are delighted to have their support for Alive and Kicking Ghana.
Syntec Telecom have been supporting Alive and Kicking by paying the monthly telephone bills for our UK office since 2007. This helps the UK office remain in regular contact with staff in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana.
Tackle Africa deliver HIV education through football coaching to young people across Africa. They partner with us on our HIV education programmes in Kenya and Zambia, and have even trained some of our stitchers to become peer educators and football coaches.
The Trafigura Foundation is the charitable arm of global commodities trader Trafigura. The ethos of the Foundation is to have a genuine impact on the projects it supports and it is achieving that with Alive and Kicking. Specifically, the foundation has given its support to Alive and Kicking Zambia and was the major funder of Alive and Kicking Ghana.
European football’s governing body have sponsored 94,000 balls to be distributed to children in Africa and elsewhere and have used our synthetic balls with youth groups in Europe.
UK Sport helped fund the set-up costs of Alive and Kicking’s workshop in Zambia, and continues to support it by purchasing balls for use by its other sport-for-development partners.
Without Zambeef Alive and Kicking Zambia may not exist – we stitch balls on their Zamleather site, they provide us with leather and they buy our balls for donation to Zambian children.