SOCOPA is rooted in the community it serves.  Our offices are in St Matthew’s in Leicester and many of our programmes serve the community there as well as attracting people from across the city.

Originally we were established as a charity and then became a charitable Incorporated organisation(CIO) in 2013.  We are run by a Board of Trustees and led by the CEO Abdikayf Farah and 5 project staff.

SOCOPA is grateful to the following organisations for their financial support and partnerships in 2017:

  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Canal and River Trust Leicester City Council
  • Cardiff University
  • Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
  • Henry Smith Foundation
  • BBC Children in Need
  • Sport England
  • National Youth Agency
  • JonBoageyLtd
  • Somali Development Services
  • Awards or All