Through in-depth member interviews, research and sector consultation, we identified the key elements a community club or group needs in place to ensure sustainability, and organised them in our club capacity model, known as The Frisbee.
GAME PLAN AND TIME OUT
In order to measure changes in our members’ capacity, we developed the ‘Game Plan’ and ‘Time Out’ assessment surveys, which are completed by members before and after long-term mentor support or projects.
From the surveys, a capacity score is calculated for each element of the Frisbee, which enables us to identify the key areas of development for the group, and structure our support to address these.
Comparisons of the two surveys give ‘Distance Travelled’ results, showing the changes in capacity for our members and illustrating where Sported’s support is having the most impact.
UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY GROUPS
By aggregating Game Plan and Time Out results, Sported can clearly identify the areas which are important to small organisations, have an idea of the overall sustainability of community sports groups in the UK, and show a clear link between our work and the development of these groups.