Our programmes are designed to produce immediate and long-term positive impacts for participants. We want to provide robust evidence that we effectively contribute to sport for development, therefore we use a variety of methods to monitor impact.
We build Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for projects and track our progress towards these on a monthly basis, regularly asking the important questions, ‘so what?’. We ask ourselves what our programmes ultimately exist to achieve, what needs to be in place to give programme outcomes the best chance of being realised, and how we can demonstrate our programme’s outcomes. When improvements need to be made, we’re not afraid to admit this and make them.
We appreciate the importance of reporting impact and are committed to continually evolving the methods used to do so. Some of these methods include: logic frameworks, questionnaires, focus groups, steering groups, case studies, and research validated tools such as Outcome Stars and Sportworks.
We also seek external verification where possible. A recent report of our My Future Goal employability programme showed a 75% uptake of education, employment, and training opportunities. When we calculated the Social Return on Investment, we were able to show a saving to society of £6.92 for every £1 invested. Most recently, Kingston University has undertaken research into our Fulham Work Hub, Health Champions, and fanActiv programmes.