What is Sport4Health?

Our aim is to enable people who are disadvantaged in any way to access sport and activities for the health and social benefits that can be achieved.

We provide a range of activities for the health and social benefit of all the community but in particular those who are disadvantaged and/or from minority communities. Even though we are based in Westminster we also regularly deliver programmes in Wandsworth and Kensington & Chelsea.

About us

Sport4Health CIC was established in 2006 as a Community Interest Company (CIC). This was the most appropriate legal form at the time as it allowed us to operate as a company (i.e. to trade and sell services) but with charitable objectives. The Directors of CICs which are registered as companies limited by guarantee cannot take “profits” from the organisation - these can only be used to support charitable work. CICs are no longer supported by as many charitable funders as they once were, especially since the creation of a new charitable form of Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) which allows an organisation to be a registered charity and to trade, as all its objects must be charitable.

In early 2024 we applied to become a CIO and were granted approval on 8th March 2024. At the time of writing we are in the process of transferring our funds and assets to the new charity (with funder/donor approval) as we must dissolve the CIC when that is done. We will, therefore, operate solely as a CIO, ie a registered charity, from 1st April 2024 (Charity No. 1207371  See Registration )

Our charitable activities will continue uninterrupted, staff will remain as before, and whilst we have lost one or two of our previous CIC directors who have not joined our new Board of Trustees, they have been replaced by people with lived experience of the communities we support.

It’s a new and exciting chapter for Sport4Health, building further on our 17+ years of supporting disadvantaged people from marginalised communities to have better health and wellbeing. We would like to thank all our funders and donors for the past 17 years and hope you – and others – will join us in supporting our work in our new charitable form.

Accounts and Annual Review Documents

NB - our financial year runs 1st October - 30th September