About Us

We believe that everyone has the right to live, work and play freely, equitably and safely no matter where they are in the world.

We take a long-term view of conflict and crisis and contribute in practical ways to rebuilding the peace by addressing the economic, social, environmental, and cultural impact of war. We recognise that peace is hard to achieve and often even more difficult to maintain without tackling the underlying drivers of conflict and its aftermath.


We therefore focus our resources on working with civilian populations in developing countries where conflicts past and present fuel poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. Our work contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development led by the United Nations and by taking this approach we make communities safer, more sustainable and empower local people to take back control of their lives and shape their own futures.


As an international NGO we take a collaborative approach to our work putting conflict affected communities at the centre of the decision-making and delivery process while using our own knowledge and experience to help turn their ideas and aspirations into reality.

Our Mission

To support, inspire and empower children, families, people and communities affected by past and present conflicts.

Our Vision

The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation wants every person affected by conflict, wherever they are in the world, to enjoy a healthy, fulfilled and empowered life, safe and free from fear.

Our Values


We work to make conflict-affected communities stronger and more confident by equipping them to take control of their lives and realise their rights;


We prioritise people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalised, such as those who have physical or psychological disabilities and those that suffer from discrimination;


We believe that the best results are achieved by working together with others particularly those that represent conflict-affected communities;


We believe in honesty, transparency and consistency in all that we do in order to gain and maintain the trust of the conflict-affected communities we seek to support.

Our Approach

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  • We conduct rigorous assessments of need and ensure conflict affected communities are central to the process of determining what services are provided, their design and delivery;
  • We build partnerships that have the ability to provide the most effective solutions to the need of conflict affected communities;
  • Where no solutions to the identified needs exist we pilot new initiatives to pave the way for sustainable service development;
  • We ensure communities affected by conflict have a voice and their interests are recognised in the wider development context;
  • We build the capacity of local community based organisations working in conflict affected communities to make them and their services more sustainable;
  • We work with partners to facilitate learning and the sharing of knowledge gained through research and frontline service delivery;
  • We use the global profile of The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation & Sir Bobby Charlton to raise awareness of conflict recovery issues and keep them in the public domain;
  • We ensure all projects are properly monitored and assessed against agreed goals, objectives and outcomes;
  • Through our understanding of conflict affected communities and conflict recovery we bring a practical perspective to academic research projects;