About London United
We are the 16 London based Professional Football Club Community Organisations (CCOs) and together, we are London United.
Whilst we might be rivals on the pitch, when it comes to our community, we know we are stronger working together.
We partner to share knowledge and best practice, work with London-wide organisations to understand how football clubs and sport can help to address prevalent issues and deliver city-wide programmes to improve Londoners’ lives.
Through support from the Premier League, English Football League and National League as well as from local organisations and fundraising, we run a variety of programmes to:
Grow participation in sport
Improve health and wellbeing
Reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
Create employment and training opportunities
Increase chances for underrepresented groups
What We Do
As the Community Organisations of Professional Football Clubs, we are in a unique position to connect with Londoners.
This provides us with a platform to respond to some of London's biggest challenges through a wide range of programmes that prioritise social outcomes. Our passionate and committed staff have been working in partnership officially for the past 10 years. However, many clubs have been building their efforts for more than three decades.
Our projects span all ages and abilities and give opportunities on and off the pitch. Equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded in our services as we endeavour to play our part in creating a fairer and better society.
This commitment is something that has guided us through the last decade and helped us to develop our approach to face issues such as social and economic inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We offer places of safety and learning, enabling us to enhance the lives of hundreds of thousands of Londoners annually. Our work has developed from services purely delivering regular free football to include holiday activities for those with food insecurity, support across health and social care, disability specific provision and education, training and employment opportunities, plus, much more.
How Do We Help Londoners?
We have benefitted from support and guidance from the Premier League, the English Football League and the National League as well as their charitable entities.
In addition to this, through partnerships with the likes of the Wembley Stadium National Trust, the London Marathon Foundation (formerly London Marathon Charitable Trust) and the National Health Service (NHS), we have delivered further initiatives focusing on areas including disabled sport, women and girls participation and mentoring.
This support has been central to our provision along with a broader set of initiatives that focus on education in both primary and secondary schools through Premier League Primary Stars and Inspires, as well as Premier Leagues Kicks and other youth engagement projects that allow our clubs to respond to local need.
While our work is dynamic, broad, far-reaching and often complex, there are three key areas we are currently concentrating on:
Health & Wellbeing
Our Impact In Numbers
Annual combined impact of London United's Professional Football Clubs' Community Organisations.
*Numbers based on 21/22 period