Helping Tottenham's Community
The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation supports and grows the skills of its local community
August 20th, 2018
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is the charitable arm of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. For more than a decade, the Foundation has been creating life-changing opportunities. It has done this through innovative projects focused on driving employability, improving the educational attainment of young people, promoting community development, encouraging healthier lifestyles, and providing access to sport for people of all abilities.
Earlier this year, the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation moved into its new home of Percy House, a prominent 18th century building on Tottenham High Road. Percy House is now a major community enterprise, employment and skills hub located at the heart of the regeneration of North Tottenham. It gives local people one-stop access to vocational training and job opportunities from a range of employers connected to the Club. It also delivers over 95,000 hours of community development, health, enterprise, education, and sports programmes every year to those living in the Club's local area.
To date, the Foundation has created 1,471 sustainable, long-term education and employment opportunities for local people through the Club's stadium development scheme and sport-led regeneration of the area. Jobs have been delivered across a range of industries, all going to local people. Once complete, Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium development scheme will have delivered 3,500 new jobs.
With the support of players of People's Postcode Lottery, the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has been able to continue to positively impact the lives of people in the Club's local community. Recent highlights include:
- Job Fairs held at Wembley Stadium attended by over 1,200 local people.
- The launch of a new employment scheme for military veterans to work as stewards, security staff and hosts in the Club's new stadium.
- HRH The Earl of Wessex visited to celebrate the Foundation's successful delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Tottenham Hotspur is the first football club to deliver the award at Gold Standard.
- The launch of the Tottenham Hotspur Community Football League in Haringey for local teenagers to play football in a safe environment every Friday evening.
- The launch of a new partnership with Leadership Through Sport & Business, a unique social mobility charity to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds establish careers in business and finance.
- The Club's Manager Mauricio Pochettino launched his own Foundation project, Passion 4 Coaching, offering a training programme for young people to gain coaching qualifications and employment within football.
- The opening of a brand-new recruitment drive to fill 1,600 matchday catering jobs in the new stadium. Applicants are offered the opportunity to complete Customer Service qualifications, funded and facilitated by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
- The Club and Foundation acknowledged the centenary of the passing of Walter Tull, Britain's first black outfield player who represented the Club between 1909 and 1911, with an educational workshop for local school children held at Percy House.