Scaling up isn't just replication
BBS has a vast amount of experience supporting blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities in sport.
We thought we had a clear idea of what we wanted from scaling and assumed we would partner with other national disability sport organisations to replicate our existing model with other impairment groups.
We were pushed to think more broadly about who the project could appeal to, as well as think creatively about the project and its future.
As a result, more organisations from across the sector expressed interest in partnering with us than we’d anticipated, including national governing bodies and Active Partnerships.
But it isn’t just about doing more of the same or being too wedded to how things have been done in the past. Instead, it is thinking creatively about the project and what its future can hold.
However, while Spring Impact challenged us to think more widely of who the project could appeal to, we then reminded ourselves of our resources and capabilities.
By being mindful of our capacity and resource alongside the potential of See My Voice, we could design a pilot that could help us have a greater impact but was also achievable.