Liverpool FC impact report shows near doubling of users and social value over £192m

December 6 – The LFC Foundation, Liverpool Football Club’s official charity, has released its third annual social impact report that shows a 47% surge in users, escalating from 83,694 to 122,861 unique beneficiaries over the last year.

Additionally, the Foundation reported a surge in contact hours across all programmes, soaring from 348,000 hours to 675,986.

The report underscored the Foundation’s substantial contributions, attributing over £65 million in health benefits and injecting £16 million directly into the local economy. It outlined a cumulative overall social value surpassing £192 million, signifying that for every £1 invested or raised, the Foundation generates a social return of £13.

Almost half of the Foundation’s participants came from the 10% most deprived local authority wards.

Although rooted in sports and physical health enhancement, the Foundation’s multifaceted initiatives encompass a spectrum of interventions. Approximately 60% of the Foundation staff are engaged in non-sport-specific programs, extending assistance to youths to deter gang involvement, providing job skills, and offering specialised mental health courses.

The Foundation’s scope also spans funding for various child and youth projects through partner charities and direct donations. Nearly 90,000 gifts, valued at £1.4 million, were donated to 17,500 individuals facing significant hardships- a 84% year-on-year increase.

Matt Parish, LFC Foundation chief executive, added: “Each season we aim to improve and deliver the best possible outcomes for the young people and families that need our support the most, ensuring that we are making a positive impact to their lives.

“We started these official impact reports three years ago to ensure that we continue to define, monitor, asses and report on our impact to help us to continue to grow and be a leader in the sector. Key to this is transparent and accurate reporting, which ensures that we remain authentic, credible and true to the values of our football club.”

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