Mel Young MBE

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Board Member

Mel Young MBE is the President and co-founder of the Homeless World Cup, an organisation established to use sport as a mechanism to create change.  He is a globally-recognised social entrepreneur, who co-founded The Big Issue in Scotland in 1993, the International Network of Street Papers (INSP) in 1995 and Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland (Senscot) in 1999.  He is a Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum, was named a Senior Fellow by Ashoka in 2014 and is the recipient of the 2016 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award.  Mel is Chair of sportscotland, the National Agency for Sport.

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Funding Partners
  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Official Partners
  • BAE Systems
  • BUPA
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland