Invest in Sport
WHY DO WE NEED YOU TO INVEST IN SPORT?
The children we work with are used to collecting rubbish on the streets or supporting their families by begging. This stressful, dangerous and unhygienic work has a significant impact on their health and well-being. The poverty they live in not only denies them the chance of an education, it also strips them of their right to be children and play. As a result, they miss out on interaction with their peers and the vital life skills that can only be learned through sport and play.
WHAT DO WE DO?
ISF believes that every child, regardless of where they were born, has the right to play. We use football to educate, motivate and empower children. It creates an escape from their difficult lives and gives them a positive experience, all while improving their health and well-being. The enthusiasm our players show for football on the pitch is transformed into meaningful life skills, boosting their employability and making them active participants in their communities. We aim to teach them lessons on the pitch that create behaviour change which can be directly transferred to life off the pitch, ensuring a brighter future.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO INVEST IN SPORT?
Sponsoring a football team costs US$3,850 per year. This covers team training, kit, equipment, training grounds and transport.
HOW LONG DOES MY SPONSORSHIP LAST?
Sponsorship is a relationship, not a contract, and you can therefore stop at any time. Our current football sponsors commit to a three-year period, so that the teams know they can play for at least three seasons. We hope that you will see the difference your donation makes in the lives of the children ISF supports and will continue to invest in sport on an ongoing basis.
HOW DOES SPONSORSHIP WORK?
If you’re interested in sponsoring a team, please contact us and we will send you a sponsorship form and information on which teams are looking for sponsorship. You can pay via bank transfer or debit/credit card. Once you have decided on a team and we have received your donation, you will receive a welcome pack and receipt within two-three weeks.
WHAT DO I GET?
When you invest in sport by sponsoring a team, you will be asked to pick a team name and kit colours. You’ll also receive:
- Monthly updates on our football programme;
- Quarterly reports on the football programme and your team;
- T-shirt in your team colours.
CAN I VISIT?
Sponsors are always welcome at our matches, tournaments or training sessions. We would be happy to show you around, give you the opportunity to meet with the local staff as well as the players you support.