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Of adults that get a job through SOHK sustain it in the long term


Of pupils on SOHK for Schools avoid permanent exclusion and complete their education


Of adults completing SOHK have improved self-confidence, motivation, hopefulness and ability to face challenges

Support SOHK!

SOHK delivers life-changing programmes across the UK. We change the lives of children and adults using rugby, boxing and strongman courses, supported by a curriculum of powerful life lessons. We work with unemployed adults to find and sustain employment; and with school children at risk of exclusion to help them reengage with education. Please help us to reach more people in need of our services by donating today. We spend at least 87% of every donation directly on frontline work.



Target amount: £2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: £34,767.51


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Latest news

  • The SOHK Awards

    Last week we held our second ever SOHK Awards ceremony at our offices in London. The SOHK Awards were created as a way to celebrate our participants’ development. Read more

  • National Anti Bullying Week

    At School of Hard Knocks we work hard to teach our young people about the impact of words and actions on other people. part of National Anti-Bullying Week, this week in Scotland we are delivering sessions designed to  encourage young people to reflect on the impact of the words and actions they direct towards others. Read more

  • SOHK x Heineken

    School of Hard Knocks is running a five-week course using rugby, boxing and mentoring to help unemployed adults to improve their confidence and wellbeing, and ultimately help them gain a career within the hospitality industry. Read more

Latest events

  • Scotland VS Japan @ Caledonian Brewery

    An exclusive fundraiser at the Caledonian Brewery. Live screening of Scotland vs Japan, Japanese food, Scottish drinks, raffle and auction. Read more

  • Kiltwalk 2019!

    Registration is now open for Kiltwalk 2019. Join the SOHK team for Scotland's favourite fundraising event! Read more