Taking the chance out of success for our young people, and making it a choice

A message from our CEO

This isn’t business as usual, and it’s a time of great stress and uncertainty. It’s also a moment in time when the work we’re doing is its most critical.

My time and thinking is now wholly focused on COVID-19 and on how DMSF can restart, recover and best play its role to ensure the mental health needs of our young people, staff and supporters is met. My team and I want you to know DMSF will continue to do its part, and we won’t stop looking for new opportunities to ensure the most vulnerable in society are supported.

We need YOUR help

Our response to COVID19 will define a generation. Please donate and help us to support the most vulnerable children and young people in our care so that they can cope with today and prepare for tomorrow.


We just can’t wait to share this news…. we are delighted to report that DMSF has it’s first ever homegrown British Champion!

This weekend, DMSF athlete Aimee Pratt and DMSF Performance Coach Vicente Modahl achieved a new personal best, clocking a World Leading, Championship Best Performance, of 9min 30.73secs, winning GOLD in the women’s 3000m Steeplechase at the Müller British Athletics Championships 2020, held on Saturday 5 August at her home track in Manchester.

This was Aimee’s first British Championship title and she is currently the fastest in the WORLD! Aimee and coach we are SO proud of you.

Thanks to the support of Daintree Wealth Management.

But we’re not done yet. Please help us support every young person on our programmes to reach their best in Sport, Education and Employment, and donate today.

Thank you.

Every penny that you give will go straight to initiatives that support those families most in need in the community.

“It’s like family really, it’s like home”
Hasan Uddin DMSF Young Person & Sports Leader

Our Young People

For the next few months DMSF will focus its support around giving to those in the most critical need and supporting our young people is of the utmost priority. To this end we’re working hard with our partners and the local community to coordinate support for our young people; this includes access to remote training sessions, exercise videos, live streaming initiatives, top tips to cope during lockdown; 1:1 counselling over the phone and online, and an online mentoring service. Visit our Young People section on the website for more information.

Donate through Ziffit

You can donate to favourite charity directly through Ziffit, a free online service that values unwanted Books, CDs, DVDs & Games. Use this lockdown time to clear out your drawers and wardrobes, and show your support for DMSF by trading in your unwanted belongings for money that will be donated straight to the Foundation?

The 2.6 Challenge

Help our very own Bex change the world and Save the UK’s Charities! We need your support to keep our young people safe, fed and happy. DMSF Programme Manager Bex Wilson will be taking on the 2.6 challenge to help raise vital funds for DMSF. You can help her hit her target of £1,026 by donating TODAY.

Coronavirus FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions to offer guidance in responding to the coronavirus disease, COVID-19

Our Partners

For the next few months, DMSF will focus its support around giving to those in the most critical need and supporting our young people is of the utmost priority. To this end we’re working hard with our partners and the local community to coordinate support for our young people, but we need YOUR HELP to do more. Click here to read how we’re coordinating our efforts with KIND and Whitworths.

Wishing you a safe and happy summer holiday

After what can only be described as a challenging start to the year, the team at DMSF would like to take the opportunity to wish all our young people, partners, supporters and staff, a pleasant and relaxing summer holiday. And we’ve been busy working behind the scenes...

We are TEN: Meet Django

To celebrate our 10th birthday year we’ll be highlighting some key moments and individuals from the last ten years. This month, and in celebration of Apprenticeship Week (12 – 21 August), we’re delighted to introduce you to DMSF Apprentice Coach, Django Back.  Age 23...

Young Person’s Task Force Consultation

Task Force set up to prevent a Covid crisis lost generation of young people On 25 June, the Young People’s Task Force held the first in a series of engagement events to aid the creation and development of the new Greater Manchester Young Person’s Taskforce and Young...

Insight from our Chair

Contemplating the next era of the Foundations work: five key questions our Chair is asking himself... 1.    How are the needs, wants and expectations of our customers (partners, young people, supporters, staff, volunteers) going to change? There will undoubtedly be...

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Absolutely fabulous newsletter, I loved reading the stories! The inclusion of young people and behind the scenes is amazing. Well done to all involved.

Amy Varle

DMSF Digital Ambassador

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Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) is a registered charity which works with young people from disadvantaged areas across the North West, enabling them to make the most of themselves in sport, school and life.

Registered charity number 1150767 in England and Wales
Registered company number 07211650
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