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  • Created a year ago

    Your Guide to Involving and Supporting Young Volunteers

    London Sport
    England Athletics have published a Youth Volunteering resource to provide advice and guidance on recruiting, supporting and retaining young volunteers to all members of the Athletics and Running community. A young volunteer can fulfil many roles with the right support package in place. This can vary from running local sport sessions or assisting at large-scale sports events, to learning how to coach and design youth-led activities. B...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Tapping the potential

    London Sport
    Tapping the Potential is the latest publication from the Richmond Group’s Doing the Right Thing programme - an approach to building meaningful collaboration between the voluntary sector and public bodies. Tapping the Potential captures learning from the initial stages of the Richmond Group’s collaborative work in Somerset. This includes success factors for collaboration, consideration of collaboration challenges, and reflections for lo...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Encouraging more Disabled People to Volunteer in Sport

    London Sport
    There is a gap in knowledge around disabled people’s level and experience of volunteering generally, and specifically in sport. This research has been designed to compare and contrast disabled and non-disabled people’s experiences. It aims to help understand the barriers preventing disabled people from volunteering and how to help providers overcome these to make their opportunities more appealing, especially in sport.
  • Updated 2 years ago

    The Heart of Coaching in London: An Analysis of the Existing Workforce

    London Sport
    The following report aims to provide a picture of the current workforce behind delivery of physical activity and sport in London.  It is based on data collected by London Sport between September and December 2016. The survey was aligned to the work undertaken by Sports Coach UK for the 2015 Coaching Statistics and Analysis report to allow a national comparison. Reference is made to Coaching in an active nation, the Sport England strateg...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Active Lives Adult Survey May 16/17 Report

    London Sport
    This is the second Active Lives Adult Report summarising activity levels in England from May 2016 to May 2017. Once again, the national picture of engagement in sport and physical activity is included, along with specific demographic data and, for those that want to look a little deeper, links to the origina data tables. There's an important addition to this report, as we are now able to include volunteering data in line with the meas...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Insight into Action – Lessons of the Doorstep Sports Club Programme

    London Sport
    In 2012 Sport England ring-fenced £20m for investment into Doorstep Sport Clubs (DSCs) - this is the largest ever targeted investment into disadvantaged youth sport. Insight into Action tells the story of the 340 community organisations that came together to understand the lifestyles and ambitions of 100,000 young people living in disadvantaged areas. The 340 used that insight to shape a vibrant and varied sporting offer that was right ...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Coaching and Volunteering Participation by Borough

    London Sport
    This dataset presents Sport England Active People Survey data from APS 1 (2005/6) through to APS 10 (2015/16). Data is broken down by:  - Proportion of the population who have received sports coaching or tuiting at least once in the last 12 months by borough - Proportion of the population who have taken part in any sports volunteering activity at least once in the last 28 days by borough
  • Created 2 years ago

    Why Sports Need to Engage Female Volunteers

    London Sport
    Many people choose to volunteer in sport, and all sports clubs rely heavily on their volunteers to run. However, there is a large imbalance of female to male volunteers within the sports sector; with men being twice as likely to volunteer in sport than women. This research focuses on gender discrimination within sports volunteering and sets out best practice solutions to counter this disparity.
  • Created 3 years ago

    Sports Club Survey 2013

    London Sport
    This report presents results from the 2013 Sports Club Survey of more than 100 different sports to provide insight into the health of the UK's grassroots community clubs. Key findings include: - From 2010-2012 there was a 67% increase in the average club's surplus to £1,825. - The average club had 114 adult members, an increase of 21% since 2011. - 58% of the UK's sports clubs were working with schools, with nine in ten school club l...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Volunteering in an Active Nation 2017-2021

    London Sport
    Volunteers have always played a vital part in the sports and physical activity sector, and without them most community sport wouldn’t happen. The Government's strategy, Sporting Future, highlights the benefits of volunteering to the individual and the nation, and has encouraged Sport England to examine the experience of volunteering more closely.    Volunteers in sport enjoy many of the benefits associated with participating in physic...