In 2020, Sport England funded five organisations to take part in the Volunteering Scaling Programme.
They also received support from Spring Impact to scale up the impact of their volunteering project.
The programme was borne of a challenge identified in the Volunteering Fund. We’d found 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 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 see a blog from British Blind Sport’s experience of being part of the programme.
How is Spring Impact supporting the five organisations to scale up their part of the programme?
Alice: We are supporting organisations to ensure their great innovations reach more people and have a greater impact on the problems they are trying to solve.
We’re focused on scaling impact, rather than the organisation. We help organisations develop the plans, tools, and mindsets needed to sustainably create lasting impact at a greater scale.
The programme has been designed to help participants achieve this through key phases and key activities outlined below.