Grenada

Jason Roberts Foundation

Established in 2007 by the former professional footballer, media personality, and social activist Jason Roberts, the Jason Roberts Foundation (JRF) focuses on football-based social inclusion projects. They run projects that offer participation and playing opportunities to young people who otherwise have little chance of accessing professional coaching or opportunities to progress as players. The organisation works both in the UK and in Grenada.

Recently, the work of JRF has expanded to provide a more holistic programme of support, including mentoring, life skills, education, and training projects within its wider sports activities. They have developed accredited training packages in Equality and Diversity Awareness, as well as sporting qualifications that are delivered across Grenada.

Organisation Details

Participants

Young people at risk of offending and homelessness, those excluded from school or struggling in the school curriculum, and young people with physical and learning difficulties

Locations

Across Grenada

Homelessness Statistics

In 2004, one of the worst hurricanes in the history damaged 90% of the homes and left approximately 60,000 people (more than half of the population) homeless (Red Cross, 2004).