By Kristen Natale, Head of Volunteering at Sport England and Alice Metcalf, Senior Consultant at Spring Impact
In 2020, Sport England funded five organisations to take part in the Volunteering Scaling Programme, where they received support from Spring Impact to scale up the impact of their volunteering project.
The programme was borne of a challenge identified in Sport England‘s Volunteering Fund, which had successful projects with great ideas, but they didn’t feel confident in their knowledge of how to scale up their impact or the time or headspace to plan how to scale sustainably.
We sought a partner with the expertise to help us address this challenge subsequently and this is when Spring Impact joined us on the journey. Below, I and Spring Impact’s senior consultant Alice Metcalf will share our reflections on what we’ve learned so far.
You can also read a blog from British Blind Sport’s experience of being part of the programme.