Life is an uneven playing field
We help level it out


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: £36,864.51


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Become a member of SOHK RFC and help us deliver life changing programmes to children and adults.



Latest news

  • COVID-19 Update

    School of Hard Knocks’ top priority is the welfare of our staff and participants. We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to respond to the crisis in a way that is safe for our employees and beneficiaries. Read more

  • Nutrition and Hydration Week

    This week is Nutrition and Hydration Week, so we thought we’d share some of work we do around nutrition in schools. Nutrition is a huge part of the personal development sessions we deliver within schools. Getting your nutrition right not only helps with physical health but also significantly contributes to one’s mental health, better preparing young people to succeed in school. We deliver a three-week block around this important topic in our Schools Programme. Read more

  • International Women's Day

    This International Women’s Day, School of Hard Knocks wants to get as many girls and women talking about their achievements as possible - and that includes YOU! We want you to take to Twitter and Instagram and post about what you are proud of using the hashtag #IAmProud. We’ll be sharing what some our own staff and participants are proud of, so keep your eyes peeled and don’t forget to tag us (@sohkcharity) into your own posts! Read more

Latest events

  • SOHK Jazz Night

    Soak up some serious vibes at SOHK's annual Jazz night. Indulge in a sumptuous two course meal before hearing the unparalleled sounds of the South London Orchestra at the atmospheric Hideaway Jazz Club. Read more