Coming together with local community organisations and using the power of sport, the Foundation engages with hundreds of people every year through programme delivery, community campaigns, and volunteering and training opportunities.
Check out our weekly sessions below and see how you can get involved!
CARRICK'S STREET REDS
In partnership with Manchester United Foundation, Carrick's Street Reds uses the power of football to give young people an opportunity to pursue their interest in playing, leading and coaching the beautiful game.
We offer free sessions and alternative activities for young people aged 8-18, with the opportunity to learn new skills and gain qualifications in a supportive and positive environment.
CARRICK'S KICKS & MULTI-SKILLS
TYNE & WEAR
Through a long standing partnership with Newcastle United Foundation, we deliver weekly sessions at Hadrian's Leisure Centre and Byker Primary School.
These free weekly sessions use the power of football to engage some of the most hard to reach young people by enabling them to access safe spaces, improve their physical and mental wellbeing, increase their confidence and reduce their social isolation.
TYNE & WEAR
The Foundation supports Wallsend Boys Club by providing funding for a General Manager.
This position has helped increase the club's community engagement by developing local partnerships, raising funds and securing commercial opportunities.
Alongside this, the club has continued to provide a safe space where youngsters and their families have the facilities, support and inspiration to thrive.
OFF THE PITCH
CARRICK'S BOOT ROOM
Carrick’s Boot Room came to life in 2018 after participants were attending sessions with ill-fitting, broken or inadequate footwear.
The community campaign encourages people from across Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear to donate their unwanted or outgrown football boots and Astroturf trainers, so that they can be cleaned, up-cycled, and distributed to youngsters in need.
The campaign forms part of the Foundation’s commitment to ensuring that all programme participants, no matter their age, background or ability, have access to the equipment they need to take part and be the best that they can be.
CARRICK'S BACK TO SCHOOL PACKS
Starting school can be daunting at the best of times, so in a bid to give local youngsters a helping hand as they transition from primary to secondary school, in 2020 Michael Carrick Foundation created the 'Back-to-School Pack' initiative.
Hand delivered to local youngsters before the new school term, each pack includes essential stationery items, food vouchers, water bottles, reading material and activity booklets.