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Here for good.

Edinburgh is generally regarded as an affluent city, however, sadly there are some concentrated areas of multiple deprivation on par with the most deprived areas in Scotland. Some of these areas are in our local community of North Edinburgh, where it is our vision to deliver positive social impact and change through the power of people and sport.

Alternative School Award

Social Enterprise World Forum award for students!

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10 years at The Academy: watch our video

Surrounded by heroes

Reflecting on the people and organisations rising to the challenge of Covid-19

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83,134 Acts of Kindness

A review of the work of The Academy during Covid-19

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6 million euros benefit

UEFA research shows the benefit of The Academy to the local community

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Daniel's story

alternative school

Aaron's story

Spartans Youth Ambassador

Duncan's story


Georgia's story


Mary's story

Head Teacher

Keigan's story

Alternative School

George and Favour's story

FooTea Club

Tom Kitchin's story


Calvin's story

Spartans AM Club

Allan's story

Community Partner

Corinna's story

Spartans Youth Ambassador

Michaela's story

Women's team player

Maya 's story

Community Coaching

Kelsey's story


Robbie's story


Bailey's story

The Alternative School

Liam's story


Paul, Rory & Calum's story

SatSun Football

Naomi Hume 's story


Brandin's story

Spartans Youth Ambassador

Aaron's story

Spartans Youth Ambassador

Ronaigh's story


Paul's story


Fay and Caiden's story

Youth Work

Natalia's story

Alternative School

Vima and Kaisa's story

International Volunteers

Luis, Diego and Lorenzo's story

Community Coaching

Jake's story

Community Coaching

Claire's story


Penny's story

Still Kicking