We are the Foundation of Light

Established in 2001 by former Sunderland AFC chairman Sir Bob Murray CBE, our mission is simple: to use the power of football to tackle the North East's biggest societal challenges, helping our communities to live happier and healthier lives.

Situated in the North East of England, we are based at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland and have outreach centres across the city, South Tyneside and County Durham.

Who We Are

We are the official charity of Sunderland AFC - financially independent of the football club...

Our Stories

Who better to tell our story than those whose lives we've had the biggest impact on.

Meet the Team

No matter your query or question, our friendly team pride themselves on offering the best customer service.

Where We Are

Our Beacon of Light home is a community space for everyone - right next door to the Stadium of Light!

Keeping You Safe

Nothing is more important to us than the safety and wellbeing of the people that we work with...

Help us make a difference

We've been supporting communities across the North East for over 20 years.

Thanks to your support, we're tackling some of the region's biggest challenges including social isolation, unemployment, food poverty and poor physical and mental health.

Do you know...for every £1 invested in our work, we save the public purse £39?

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