Sported's Impact - 2021 / 2022

By Sported |  22nd August 2022

Today, we release our latest Impact Report which demonstrates how we have continued to support grassroots and community sports groups who provide a lifeline to young people across the UK over the past year.

With our network growing to almost 3000 groups who collectively reach over half a million young people, our free support ranges from webinars, resources, and volunteer support, to grant programmes, support with grant applications and opportunities for participation in local or national projects.

In 2021/22...



services were accessed by Sported members



grants distributed


of Sported members are satisfied with Sported's services

2021 also saw projects and programmes develop to tackle inequalities and promote supportive and inclusive environments to encourage more young people to participate in sport and physical activity at a grassroots level.

First launching in Dundee and expanding to Glasgow and Northern Ireland, the Include Project works with groups in the Sported network to support groups to expand their work to young people with disabilities.

Responding to research that 1 in 3 girls drop out of sports during puberty, 1000 groups received support with over £140,000 distributed to groups in this programme with Always. 

Our regional work continued, with our staff across the UK supporting their groups and volunteers while leveraging their local networks to create further opportunities for Sported members in their regions to grow and become sustainable.


Working with 5 Active Partnerships in the region to build local group’s sustainability


Supporting groups on funding including Sported’s Tackling Inequalities Fund programme with Sport England

Disability Inclusion

Partnered with StreetGames and Access Sport to expand opportunities for disability inclusive sport


Supporting groups on funding including Sported’s Tackling Inequalities Fund programme with Sport England


Providing support with local stakeholders to secure a community legacy for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

Our activities in the second year of our Reach. Include. Empower strategy are well under way, as we  support grassroots sports groups recover from post-Covid challenges and begin to face the harsh realities of the emerging cost-of-living crisis.