4. Impact in Action

Putting good Impact Practice into action for your group.

Remember the Cycle of Impact Practice – ‘reviewing’ feeds back in to the future planning. It is important to review and share your learning, so that you can improve and develop your plans for future programmes and activities.



1. Report your impact & communicate your findings

You know that your work makes a positive difference – it’s important that you share this with others too! The Principles of Good Impact Reporting download_purple is a guide to help charities and social enterprises share and communicate the impact of their work. There are 2 sets of principles; 1 set focuses on how you should communicate your impact, and the other focuses on what you should say.


It’s also important to share your learning with the wider Sported membership and the Sport for Development sector, as we continue to develop in this area and build the evidence base for Sport for Development.


• TELL US about your experience so far – complete this short case study template. Has thinking about your Impact Practice been helpful? Why? What are some of the key change you have been able to make?

• READ a collection of case studies and learning from other groups who have completed the journey

• CHAT to other members on the Forum: share your learning, ask questions or just meet-and-greet and celebrate the impact of Sport for Development across the UK!


Congratulations for progressing through the Learner Journey! What’s next?


• REPEAT the short quiz about your current Impact Practice. You answered these short questions at the end of ‘Discover’, so we’ll be able to tell you how you’ve improved over the journey. This is one way Sported are practicing what we preach and tracking how our support has impacted your understanding of Impact Practice. Thanks for completing this!

DOWNLOAD your certificate of completion. (You can access this by completing the questions in the quiz above). Use #FitforImpact on social media to celebrate your achievement!

CREATE an annual diary reminder to redo your Measuring Up! This will ensure a cycle of continuous improvement, as your group goes from strength to strength in terms of how you understand, plan for, evidence and communicate your impact. Once you have logged in to Measuring Up!, create a new assessment (rather than overwriting the previous), and this will allow you to compare reports and chart your progress.

• READ SOME MORE – further reading and useful links

• REQUEST support via our Light Touch service at any stage of the Learner Journey, and as you continue to embed your actions.

KEEP UP TO DATE up to date with support, research and developments on the Forum and Your Sported Network pages.