Inspiring Youth Leaders

L1 Sports Leader Award and Youth leaders award

We have arranged with the RIO Foundation to deliver a full accredited sports qualification.

This nationally recognised, accredited qualifications and programmes use a variety of subjects to teach young people vital skills to help them flourish in education and employment. Whether delivered through sport, physical activity or core-curricular subjects, learners will gain life changing skills and experience.


Designed with today’s education landscape in mind, their courses are deliverable through a wide variety of subjects are the perfect vehicle to improve the vital skills and employability prospects of young people of all ages and abilities.

‘Inspiring Youth Leaders’ is an exciting Big Lottery funded programme working with young people (aged 14-25 years) across Salford and Manchester. The three-year initiative builds on our previous ‘Rio’s Rising Stars’ programme which ran from 2013 to 2016 and worked with thousands of young people across Salford.

The next three years will see us continue delivery in our six existing areas in Salford; Langworthy, Ordsall, Eccles, Broughton, Little Hulton and Walkden and expand to six new areas including Irwell, Weaste, Seedley, Swinton, Moss Side and Hulme. These twelve areas all fall within the top 10% most deprived neighbourhoods of the country and contain some of the highest rates for child poverty, NEETs, looked after children, crime and anti-social behaviour.