Help YFS and Keep Scotland Active

by Youth Football Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Help YFS and Keep Scotland Active

Total raised £1,435

raised so far



YFS's work and income came to an abrupt halt when COVID-19 'cancelled football'. Our staff want to keep inspiring and need your help.

by Youth Football Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 12th May 2020 we'd raised £770 with 49 supporters in 48 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Youth Football Scotland (YFS) is a not-for-profit social enterprise which has served the grassroots community from the Borders to the Highlands and Islands for 10 years, with the primary target of inspiring more people to play and volunteer.

We do this through our Journalism & Media programme, which helps students build up a portfolio whilst providing confidence lifting media coverage. We have covered over 10,000 matches - impacting in excess of 100,000 players - and progressed over 100 volunteers into permanent employment within the sports media industry.

YFS generates over 70% of our income through matches and events. When 'football was cancelled', so was all of our planned work and all of our upcoming income. Our full-time team of seven talented and hard-working staff members were left without a job to do.

The UK Government has launched a scheme which allows employers to place employees on furlough. However, the scheme stipulates that any employee cannot continue doing any form of work. None of our team wanted to be paid for doing nothing. We made a group decision to invest our working hours into helping the community however we could. We are about to launch a website called 'Keep Scotland Active' which does what it says on the tin. It provides every resource possible, to help players, parents, coaches and supporters through this.

We have decided not to charge for the service, as we think it should be available to all. However, it will cost us money to build, to maintain and to continue evolving in order to help our community through this crisis.

 We want to help the community now and we want to be around to continue providing core YFS services when normality returns.

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Help keep a young person active

£10 pays for a young player to subscribe to the platform for two months. They'll receive daily material to help keep them fit, healthy and mentally strong.

£25 or more

Photo/Video Voucher

Use for photos, match DVDs or digital downloads within the YFS archive or for a future game.

£50 or more

Social Media/Website Banner

A custom-made banner for your team, club or organisation's social media page, from the YFS graphic design experts.

£100 or more

Player Showreel Video

Your very own showreel video. Here's a sample of what you'll receive:

£120 or more

Match DVD & Photo Package

A match filmed, turned into a souvenir DVD, and presented alongside a glossy 6x4 team photo, at any point in the future. A copy of each is provided to the entire squad (up to 16 copies).

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