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Empire Fighting Chance

What it does
  • Empire Fighting Chance was born on Bristol’s streets to fight the impact of deprivation on the lives of young people. We use a powerful combination of non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people to realise their unique potential.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • People With Disabilities
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Education/training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • Disability
  • Amateur Sport
  • Economic/community Development/employment
  • Recreation
Where it operates
  • South Gloucestershire, Bristol City, Somerset, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Vale Of Glamorgan, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1156690
  • First registered on 15/04/2014
UN SDGs
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Good health & wellbeing
Reduced Inequalities
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Filed on
31/10/2017 £497,934 £297,674 £200,260 27/06/2018
31/10/2016 £178,423 £164,544 £13,879 25/07/2017
31/10/2015 £647,004 £606,531 £40,473 19/07/2016
31/10/2014 £92,335 £58,209 £34,126 12/08/2015
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 9 grant making charities totalling £763,851

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£183,655
28/02/2019
Esmee Fairbairn Towards core costs to scale a programme of non-contact boxing, personal development and education working with young people from disadvantaged communities.
£25,000
31/05/2018
Dulverton Trust Establishing the Empire programme in Wales
£2,402
31/01/2018
Quartet Community Foundation Toward a women only box-fit class on a Saturday mornings for girls and young women, based in the disadvantaged Easton and Lawrnce Hill areas, to take part in a physical exercise.
£15,000
30/09/2017
Clothworkers Foundation Minibus for a charity which works disadvantaged young people in Bristol
£15,000
17/05/2017
Lloyds Bank Foundation A pilot project supporting unemployed and disadvantaged 16 to 25 year olds into paid employment.
£16,000
31/03/2017
Masonic Trust Therapeutic boxing for disadvantaged young people to improve mental health and support social inclusion.
£80,000
28/02/2017
Henry Smith Charity towards two years' running costs of a project providing support to disadvantaged young people through non-contact boxing in Bristol and South Wales
£300
28/02/2017
Quartet Community Foundation Towards a co-ordinated programme of activities for young people.
£40,000
28/02/2017
Quartet Community Foundation The first year of a two-year award towards the running costs of a project providing support to disadvantaged young people through non-contact boxing in Bristol and South Wales.
£90,000
30/11/2016
Tudor Trust over three years towards the salary of a Chief Executive Officer at this charity which uses non-contact boxing to work with young people in Bristol and across South Wales
£1,150
31/05/2016
Quartet Community Foundation For the cost of new boxing gloves and pads. Around 200 young people use the group's service per week.
£210,344
30/11/2015
National Lottery This is the development of an existing project supporting disadvantaged young people who are failing at school, at risk of crime or unemployment or having emotional problems, and helping them turn their lives around through non-contact boxing. This breaks down barriers to communication to help people talk honestly about the issues they face. The project will also include numeracy and literacy, employment skills, mentoring and counselling to help grow confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline.
£75,000
31/08/2015
Esmee Fairbairn Towards core costs of supporting young people in disadvantaged communities to achieve their potential through boxing, personal development and education support.
£10,000
21/01/2015
National Lottery Not Available
How effective is it?
Empire Fighting Chance Training and Mentoring Programme

Objectives: Use a combination of non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people to realise their unique potential

Intervention period: 20-week programme/ongoing services

Beneficiaries: Young people aged 8 to 25 who experience significant challenges in their lives

Outputs Outcomes
01/11/2016-31/10/2017
2260 Young people supported
78% Of targeted young people improved their attendance at school
73% Of young people have better behaviour in school
79% Of young people are less likely to be part of a gang
75% Of young people are getting into less trouble
80% Of young people say they are happier
80% Of young people say they are fitter
90% Of targeted young people have progressed into employment, training or further education
01/11/2014-31/10/2015
1800 Young people supported
96% Of young people were more confident
88% Of young people were no longer deemed as being at risk of exclusion
92% Of young people improved school attendance after our intervention
78% Of young people were no longer committing criminal offences
Governance
Trustees (6)
Main office

The Mill
Lower Ashley Road
Easton
Bristol
BS5 0YJ

Objectives

1.5 THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS ("OBJECTS") ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO THE FOLLOWING: 1.5.1 TO ADVANCE IN LIFE AND HELP YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH: (I) THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES PROVIDED IN THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE; (II) PROVIDING SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES WHICH DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS; 1.5.2 TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES IN THE FORM OF AMATEUR BOXING, SO AS TO DEVELOP THEIR CAPABILITIES THAT THEY MAY GROW TO FULL MATURITY AS INDIVIDUALS AND MEMBERS OF SOCIETY; 1.5.3 TO ACT AS A RESOURCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE UP TO THE AGE OF 21 BY PROVIDING ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE AND ORGANISING PHYSICAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES AS A MEANS OF: (I) ADVANCING IN LIFE AND HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE BY DEVELOPING THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS INDEPENDENT, MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS; (II) ADVANCING EDUCATION; (III) PROMOTING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH; (IV) RELIEVING UNEMPLOYMENT; (V) PROVIDING RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITY IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEED BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, POVERTY OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES, WITH A VIEW TO IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE OF SUCH PERSONS; AND 1.5.4 TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH OF PERSONS SUFFERING FROM ILLNESS OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS OF ANY DESCRIPTION OR IN NEED OF REHABILITATION THROUGH THE PROVISION OF PHYSICAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES AND BY PROVIDING OR ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, PRACTICAL ADVICE AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES. 1.6 NOTHING IN THE ARTICLES SHALL AUTHORISE AN APPLICATION OF THE PROPERTY OF THE CHARITY FOR PURPOSES WHICH ARE NOT CHARITABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 7 OF THE CHARITIES AND TRUSTEE INVESTMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 2005 AND/OR SECTION 2 OF THE CHARITIES ACT (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2008.