2018 Shortlist | Greenhouse Sports
Shortlist – Improving Impact – charities with 26+ paid staff
Who they are
Greenhouse Sports is a London-based charity that uses sport to engage young people living in areas of high deprivation and improve their life chances.
What they’ve achieved
A committed board-level focus on evaluation has enabled Greenhouse Sports to support more disadvantaged young people through physical activity.
Despite school funding cuts, it’s increased the number of programmes it runs to offer almost 50,000 hours of coaching and mentoring. Investment in high-quality impact evaluation highlights how effective these programmes are – with 63% of participants improving their fitness over the year, plus powerful knock-on effects with attendance, attitude and attainment.