The IMPACT Project was developed jointly by four County Sports Partnerships in the East Midlands: Northamptonshire Sport, Nottinghamshire Sport, Lincolnshire Sport and Derbyshire Sport and funded by Sport England's New Approaches to Supporting Volunteers Fund.
The main aims of the project was to:
- Investigate the link between levels of volunteering and participation in sport by people with disabilities and long standing limiting illness.
- To use sports volunteering as a tool to increase the confidence and social skills of this target audience.
- To create more sports volunteering opportunities for this target population.
In achieving the above, the project aimed to provide a sustainable structure and embed good practice and learning into future volunteer programmes as well as increase opportunities and improve access to volunteer placements for people with disabilities.
The final monitoring and evaluation provides information on the methodology used, the successes, challenges and key learning.
- IMPACT Volunteering Final Evaluation Report (PDF, 1 Mb)