Our impact

We measure the impact of our work through our Capacity Measurement Tool.

Our Capacity Measurement Tool was developed through extensive research and years of experience. It assesses groups on 5 main areas:

On average, Sported groups increase their capacity score by 8% after being on a Sported project or receiving support from a Sported volunteer.

The areas where we tend to see the most growth are around finances, reserves, fundraising and financial management) and impact practice.

“The support we received from Sported enabled us to develop a clear long-term strategy and business plan to ensure our operations were sustainable into the future.”
Long Lane JFC
“Before taking part we had never completed a business plan and I was losing confidence in securing funding for our needy community. The programme enabled us to undergo a massive transformation and since we have secured in excess of £1.2m in funding.”
Vulcan Boxing

April 2023:


grants awarded to groups


groups have directly accessed our support


groups who are receiving short-term support


groups who are receiving long-term support

(Updated January 2024)

Impact of our projects

Impact of
our network

Our 2,600 groups are engaging and enhancing the lives of 500,000 young people with over 90 different sports and physical activities.

1 %
addressing community cohesion
1 %
addressing crime and anti-social behaviour
1 %
addressing education and employability
1 %
addressing health and wellbeing
1 %
addressing inequality in sports participation

Impact report

Sported's Impact: April 2021 - March 2022

Read about the insight generated by Sported.