3Pillars Project works to prevent ex-offenders and young people vulnerable to crime from social exclusion and assists them to rehabilitate and integrate back into society. Through sports based mentoring, in custody and the community, we strive to transform the long term employment prospects of ex-prisoners, through structured apprenticeship programmes, paid work and support to gain qualifications.


Scaling New Heights for Change: 3Pillars Project's Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Get ready to witness a remarkable journey as the dedicated team at 3Pillars Project, alongside our passionate apprentices, embarks on an exhilarating challenge to raise £20,000 for our transformative charity. We are thrilled to present the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, a daring trek across the breathtaking landscapes of Yorkshire's iconic peaks, taking place between June 28-30, 2024.


Our Mission:

At 3Pillars Project, our mission goes beyond sports-based mentoring. We are dedicated to preventing, intervening, and diverting young people within the criminal justice system towards positive life paths. This challenge is more than just a physical feat; it's a symbolic representation of our commitment to scaling new heights in support of those who need it most.

Why Sponsor Us:

We invite you to be a vital part of our mission by sponsoring our Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. Your support directly contributes to raising £20,000 for our charity, enabling us to continue our impactful work with young individuals at risk of, or within, the criminal justice system.

The Challenge:

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is no ordinary feat. Our team, comprised of 3Pillars Project staff and dedicated apprentices, will conquer the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough showcasing our commitment to overcoming challenges, just as we help young people overcome theirs. Apprentice is the term we use for a young person/ who has left the secure estate and one whom we are mentoring for their betterment. Most of our apprentices are from inner cities and have never seen let alone hiked a mountain!

How Your Sponsorship Makes a Difference:

Your sponsorship serves as a beacon of hope and empowerment for those who have faced adversity. The funds raised will directly contribute to:

  • Expanding our Programmes: Enabling us to reach more young people in the criminal justice system through our innovative sports-based mentoring programs.

  • Supporting Apprentices: Empowering our apprentices, who use their lived experiences to make a positive impact, by providing them with training and opportunities for personal development.

  • Building Resilience: Helping young individuals overcome trauma, develop essential life skills, and make positive choices for their futures.

Impact of 3Pillars Project:

Since our inception, 3Pillars Project has been actively involved in transforming lives within and around the criminal justice system. Here are some statistics that showcase our impact:

  • Programme Reach: We annually support over 200 beneficiaries through our Rugby, Fitness, and Leadership Academies.

  • Rugby Academies Success: Over the past eight years, we have successfully delivered 15 Rugby Academies across two regions, reaching 245 participants.

  • Qualifications Awarded: Our programmes have resulted in the successful awarding of 245 Sports Leaders Level 1 qualifications.

  • Community Engagement: Through events, taster sessions, and partnerships, we've reached 304 men in prisons and corresponded with 508 young people.

  • Apprenticeship Success: We've supported 8 apprentices through our post-release Fitness Academy, leading them to coach over 500 participants in our community gym project.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Last year, 65% of our programme participants were from racially minoritized backgrounds, showcasing our commitment to inclusivity.

  • Participant Feedback: In our recent survey, 89% of participants agreed that the course helped them regulate their emotions more effectively, and 95% agreed it had a positive impact on their mental well-being.

Our Programmes:

Rugby Academy (In-Custody): 

  • Purpose: Building relationships, teamwork, and self-belief among incarcerated young men.
  • Curriculum: Rugby sessions, mindset workshops addressing root causes of offending, and Sports Leaders Level 1,2 and 3 qualification.

Fitness and Leadership Academies (Post-Release):

  • Purpose: Supporting reintegration into the community and fostering leadership skills.
  • Curriculum: Focus on fitness, resilience, goal-setting, and continued support through our apprenticeship program.me

Trauma-Informed Approach:

  • Understanding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and addressing trauma through tailored mentorship and support.


Glory Story: 

One participant who had previously never played rugby prior to engaging in the course and was initially reluctant to voice opinions, was quick to give up when they felt they weren’t picking up the skills quickly, and rarely took part in any warm up. Throughout the 8 weeks this participants’ self-confidence, attitude and team spirit transformed.

They were able to feel comfortable voicing their opinion, got stuck into drills and exercises, lead a warm up on their own, lead a coaching session for their group and on week 7 led a warm up drill as part of the joint training session with a group of external rugby players! 

Ultimately this participant was able to be vulnerable in front of our coaches and the group and this led to increased confidence when speaking about personal opinions and experiences in a group, and was reflected in their behaviour on the pitch and in the classroom. 

At the beginning of the course this participant stated that “they had never completed anything in their life’ and that ‘they can’t remember a time they have come up with their own ideas or been able to problem solve’. 

This participant stated that having engaged with 3Pillars that they now feel more confident in themselves, they enjoy being part of a team and have learnt to keep trying when things are difficult, quitting is not an option! This participant stated;

“ I really enjoyed meeting and playing with the rugby boys on week 7, I would have never felt confident enough to lead a drill on my own in front of everyone before. I have really enjoyed learning new things and having finished this course I can say I have completed something and feel proud of that.” 

How to Sponsor Us:

Your generous sponsorship can be made through our dedicated crowdfunding page. Every donation, big or small, contributes to the success of our campaign and the impact we can create together.

Save the Date: 

June 28-30, 2024: Mark your calendars as we take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. Follow our journey on social media, witness the breathtaking landscapes, and cheer us on as we climb for a cause.

Join Us in Transforming Lives:

This challenge is not just about conquering peaks; it's about conquering obstacles and creating lasting change. Join us in our mission to empower young people and build a future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Thank You for Your Support:

We extend our deepest gratitude to each sponsor who believes in our cause and supports us on this incredible journey. Together, we can make a difference—one step, one peak, and one life at a time.

Let's scale new heights for change!