In November 2017 we launched our volunteering funds - Opportunity and Potentials. The 32 investments we made aimed to mobilise a new generation of volunteers, seeking to reach those who were underrepresented in sport and physical activity volunteering.
We’re now more than two years on from those investments being announced and, to learn what’s working, what isn’t and where to invest in the future, we’re running an evaluation process in partnership with CFE Research.
Our interim report launched today, and shares some useful insights into what projects have achieved to date and what we’ve learned is key to success so far.
One of the key findings is that, to date, 4,116 volunteers have taken part in 82,594 hours of volunteering. On average, each volunteer has taken part in 20 hours of volunteering spread over nine occasions. This is a huge commitment of time, skills and energy to help others get active!
Potentials and Opportunity
Our Potentials Fund targets young people aged 10-20 who want to give their time, while our Opportunity Fund is designed to attract those aged 20 and above from disadvantaged communities.