Sports England Towards An Active Nation, 2016

We want to be the most active region in England. To achieve this, we need to be innovative, informed and collaborative.

  • Can you evidence your local need and demand for sport and physical activity?
  • Can you demonstrate the impact your programmes have on health, wellbeing and wider social outcomes?
  • Can you quantify the social and economic return of your programmes?

Our Insight and Evaluation team can help. We provide bespoke support that includes:

  • Evaluation frameworks
  • Programme impact evaluation
  • Consultations to understand need, demand, motivation and barriers
  • Data collection, (qualitative and quantitative), using questionnaires, surveys, focus groups, interviews, etc.
  • In-depth demographic, outcome and trends data analysis and evaluation
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Geographic information system (GIS) mapping to visualise supply and demand
  • Training in monitoring and evaluation, logic models, behaviour change, cost benefit analysis (CBA) and MOVES
  • Evidence bases and literature reviews for sport and physical activity
  • National and local research on under-represented groups

As the ‘go to’ professionals for sport and physical activity research and evaluation we:

  • Utilise latest research and insight to create a strong evidence base
  • Lead and develop the sector to use insight and evaluation models
  • Effectively monitor and evaluate impact
  • Understand how our consumers think and act
  • Increase knowledge on traditionally non-active cohorts
  • Play a lead role in the Greater Manchester community of Research and Insight professionals

We work closely with expert partners including New Economy and The Behavioural Insights Team.

To talk about how we can help you please contact Hazel Musgrove, (Sport and Insight Officer) - or 07850 605 367; or Phil Gray our Analyst

Examples of how we can help:

In partnership with Sporting Equals we have consulted with faith centres across hotspot areas in Manchester, Oldham and Bolton to understand the attitudes, motivations and barriers BAME communities have relating to sport and physical activity. Please click here for more information.

We are currently conducting an in-depth evaluation into the impact of CADS on young people and their wider families for Seashell Trust.

We consulted over 100 disabled people across Greater Manchester to understand the opportunities they have to take part in sport and physical activity, along with their motivations and barriers to do so. This resulted in £300k of funding for EFDS’s Get Out Get Active project within Greater Manchester.