Sport4Health was established in 2006 and is a Community Interest Company. This means that it operates as a company (i.e. can trade and sell services) but has charitable objectives. The Directors who run the company cannot take any “profits” - these can only be used to support our charitable work.
Our ability to trade means that we can generate income from private coaching and so we use any surplus from that to underpin our community and charitable work. However, as most of our income comes from grants from charitable funders and contracts/commissions from local authorities etc the bulk of our work is charitable, providing opportunities for disadvantaged people, of all ages and abilities, to benefit from sport and social activity. See our current and past programmes for examples of what we do.
We are a small organisation (annual turnover is typically between £40k - £100k) but we punch far above our weight by keeping our costs to a minimum (e.g. our office is provided pro-bono and we use sessional coaches, etc) nor do we compromise on quality. All coaches are Governing Body qualified and DBS checked. Our aim is to give people the best possible experience so that they can achieve their goals.
Board of Directors
Sport4Health is governed by many of the people it aims to support and is rich in lived experience. The Board is also a living example of intersectionality – 5 of the 7 Directors are LGBTQ+; 5 consider themselves to be Minority Ethnic; and 5 are aged 50+. The majority of the coaches/staff we use are Minority Ethnic and reflect the communities we work with and London itself.
Ed, the Executive Director who runs S4H on a day-to-day basis, has an MBA and is also an accredited Mental Health First Aider; whilst others include a British Para Table Tennis Board Director, an NHS Consultant, a Chartered Accountant, a GP, a Corporate Professional and a Clinical Research Nurse. Our Directors are: E. Kung, J. Morgan Hitchcock, J. Tuazon, M. Pang, S. Hunt, L. Landis and S. Lloyd-Owen.
In addition to the Board, which has legal responsibility for the organisation we have an Advisory Group of service users, past and present, who help ensure our projects are as good as they can be; and several volunteers who help us run programmes, manage our website and social media, assist with fundraising; and do an all round fantastic job!
Accounts and Annual Review Documents
NB - our financial year runs 1st October – 30th September.