In 2016 Onside Soccer set up a new partnership with Hope United, a sports ministry project based in Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar. Hope United was founded in 2009 by five friends who wanted to combine their love of football with outreach into their own community. Despite limited funds they have achieved a remarkable amount in a short period of time and now hold weekly training sessions for more than 90 young footballers from the poorest communities in the city. They also field teams in various leagues and competitions throughout Madagascar.
Apart from football, the project also provides mentorship to young people, focusing on personal development and strong values. Hope United are a focal point for their community, a safe place where young people can come along and play football in a friendly and welcoming environment, guided by coaches who have a passion for their local area and the people who live there.