Northern Vision has worked with a number of charities over the years and since incorporated in 2002 collected more than £200,000 for local and national charities such as the R Charity , Leadership Through Sports , Alderhey Hospital Princes Trust, Habitat of Humanity , Cash for Kids and Right to Play .

It is Northern Vision philosophy to work closely with charities to help kids and get as many involved in sport as possible.

Liverpool Tennis Foundation

The Foundation is managed as the charitable arm of Northern Vision – the organisers of the annual Liverpool International

Tournament in Calderstones Park – in association with the LTA, Liverpool City Council and partner tennis clubs in Liverpool.

The aim of the Foundation is to use Tennis to make an active difference into the lives of thousands of young people throughout Liverpool – developing transferable life skills of self esteem, respect for others and teamwork.

In doing so we aim to create a long term and sustainable increase in participation – in schools, clubs, parks and centres – and also, through our schools programme, to identify talented children who can be fast-tracked into performance programmes.The Foundation programmes are divided into 5 core areas:

Promotion – Year Round Schools Programme, Special Events, Liverpool International Tournament Kids Day and Community Link Programmes

Coaching – Mini Tennis and Junior Tennis Sessions at partner clubs, ‘Back to Tennis’ Adult Courses, Junior Holiday Programmes

Playing – Organised Social Tennis and Fun Matchplay Sessions at partner clubs

Competing – Mini Tennis and Junior Tennis Tournaments, Matches and Local Leagues

Learning Through Tennis – Youth Leadership and Coach Education Programme

Leadership Through Sport & Business

Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB) is a social mobility charity, set up and funded by business people, that uses football’s influence in the community to give bright young people who lack social capital access to high-level careers in business and finance. At the same time we provide employers with a talent pipeline of bright young people who meet social mobility, diversity and bottom line objectives. 

LTSB’s life-changing 18-month programme doesn’t just improve employability; it results in employment. Through intensive training with LTSB, football foundations, education training providers and blue-chip companies, our participants are developed personally and professionally and better prepared for the business world. After an intensive 4-month pre-employment programme each young person is placed as an accounting / finance apprentice with a leading organisation.  Our programme continues to develop and support the young person throughout their apprenticeship.  Over the past 6 years the success rate has been incredible: we’re proud that 87% of the young people who have already completed the programme were in full-time paid employment within 6 months of graduation (or enrolled at university instead). 

LTSB delivers programmes in Manchester, Birmingham and London and this year we are very proud to be launching in Liverpool with Liverpool FC Foundation and Kaplan. 

LTSB is grateful to the Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament and Anders Borg of Northern Vision for including LTSB in this prestigious tennis event. The charity applauds the goal of Northern Vision and their tennis programmes that enrich the lives of children in Liverpool through sport.



R Charity

R Charity is the official charity raising funds for the Stroke Unit at the new Royal Liverpool Hospital, set to open next year. Our aim is to provide and deliver a world class standard of care to our patients using cutting edge equipment and technology, whilst offering a comfortable home from home environment for both individuals and families within our care.

The Stroke Unit at the Royal sees patients from across Merseyside and the North West throughout the year, treating and caring for in the region of 700 patients in total. Although Gavin a Stroke is associated with the older generation, people as young as 21 are admitted and rehabilitated at the Royal, giving them the best possible chance of continuing to lead a relatively normal life. Getting our Stroke patients back on their feet is our priority, and what we do in the first few hours and days after a stroke patient has been admitted, can make a huge difference to future lives.

Funds raised will pay for facilities and equipment that go above and beyond NHS provision, including single inpatient bedrooms, specialist rehabilitation chairs for stroke patients to aid recovery and comfortable family areas for loved ones.