Free Movement Skateboarding was set up by Will Ascott and Ruby Mateja, who met whilst volunteering with SkatePal in 2017.
Inspired by their time working in Palestine, the pair headed to Greece, where they teamed up with Help Refugees and set up Free Movement - providing skateboarding classes and support to refugees living in Athens.
Will & Ruby currently live in Athens full time, and with the help of several volunteers, are running workshops and outreach programs using their mobile skatepark, helping young refugees to integrate with the local community.
Concrete Jungle Foundation was set up by Harry Gerrard, who first volunteered with SkatePal in the summer of 2014.
In 2017, Harry and a team of 40 international volunteers completed a 150m2 skatepark in Trujillo, Peru, which serves hundreds of boys and girls from local villages in the Alto Trujillo district, with female skaters making up 46% of the user base.
The day-to-day management of the skatepark and provision of skate classes is now overseen by local organisation Supporting Kids in Peru (SKIP), and has created a full time job for local skateboarder Leyla Garboza Leon.
Women Skate The World is an initiative started by Nanja Van Rijsse and Amber Edmondson, who met whilst volunteering with SkatePal in March 2018.
After their time in Palestine, the duo decided to travel to other community skate projects around the world and help encourage more women to get involved in skateboarding.
Today, Women Skate The World work with skateboarding NGOs globally to ensure the female-led promotion of women’s skateboarding, encouraging more female skaters to volunteer with skate charities, and provide a positive role model for girls and women interested in skateboarding.