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  • Sport for Change Research - Report Published

    Created: 20/04/2017

    This research explored how the ‘sport for change’ approach could be developed and supported within Scotland. It was commissioned by The Robertson Trust, Scottish Government, sportscotland and the Sport for Change Network Scotland. The research was undertaken by Research Scotland.

    The research explored three main themes:

    The existing evidence base for the impact of sport for change as an approach

    • What evidence currently exists around the impact of sport for change?  Are there gaps and how can we fill them?
    • How can sport for change practitioners be better supported to deliver impact and to evidence the difference their work is making?
    • Is there a broad set of outcomes that can be adopted for use by sport for change initiatives?

    The current sport for change landscape in Scotland

    • What is the current scope and nature of work being delivered in Scotland under the banner of sport for change?
    • Can we identify and highlight common elements of good practice within sport for change delivery?
    • What are the key elements of a sport for change approach that make it different from other approaches delivering sports?
    • What barriers do practitioners face in trying to deliver sport for change initiatives?
    • What support is currently available to organisations hoping to develop a sport for change approach?
    • How does sport for change align with both the Scottish Government Active Scotland framework and Scotland’s world class system for sport?

    The future sport for change landscape in Scotland

    • What needs to be done to raise awareness and understanding of sport for change as an approach with both sporting and non-sporting partners?
    • What support needs to be provided?
    • How might sport for change best support delivery of Scottish Government policy and priorities, including health, justice and education?
    • What would a robust, well networked sport for change sector look like and what support is required to help this develop?

    The full report is available to read by clicking here




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