Our partners

We couldn’t do it without them…

Have a look at the other work that they do.

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Without the brilliant minds of Torchbox, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We chose them because they embody the ethos of the sector we work in and have an excellent track record of building easy-to-use custom web applications.

From day one they took the time to understand our ambitions and, importantly, discover what our users wanted. As Upshot has evolved since its launch, they have been instrumental in adding new functionality and features to the system, always striving to improve its intuitiveness. They also continue to lead the way in the not-for-profit sector and have an increasingly impressive range of other clients.

Read more about Torchbox at: www.torchbox.com  

The Football Foundation

Founding partner

The Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK funded by the Premier League, The FA and Government (via Sport England). 

Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has awarded around 14,000 grants worth more than £560m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of over £787m – over £1.3bn of investment into the grassroots game. 

The Football Foundation needed to demonstrate the impact of its funding, so built Upshot to allow them to measure outcomes quickly and easily in order to analyse the social return of their annual investment in sport.

Read more about the Football Foundation at: www.footballfoundation.org.uk

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Beyond Sport is a global organisation that promotes, supports and celebrates the use of sport to address social issues in communities around the world. Beyond Sport do this through convening, supporting and advising the worlds of sport, business, government, and development on how sport can be used as a tool to achieve both social and business objectives.

Since 2009, Beyond Sport has held major events in London, New York, Chicago, Cape Town, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Glasgow and Johannesburg; provided over $5.5 million worth of funding and support to projects across six continents addressing a range of social issues; commissioned four research projects with leading universities; facilitated groundbreaking action in child protection, girls education, urban communities, sustainability, STEM education and sports role in supporting refugees; and built sustainable sport courts in disadvantaged communities around the world.

Read more about Beyond Sport at: www.beyondsport.org

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Oaks are business development specialists, expert in helping organisations – across the not-for-profit sector – to run more profitable and sustainable businesses by supporting with critical functions such as business planning, organisational development and securing income through grants. 

Over the last twelve months Oaks have generated over £10m for their clients, from individual schools, sports clubs and voluntary groups right through to national governing bodies of sport, premier league football clubs and national charities. 

Read more about Oaks Consultancy at: www.oaksconsultancy.co.uk 

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inFocus is a social impact consultancy firm, supporting partners to improve lives and transform communities worldwide.

Their focus is to build the skills and capabilities of social change professionals and organisations to work more innovatively, effectively and collaboratively.

inFocus work across three inter-connected support areas helping organisations to fully participate in their own development.  Excellence within these areas acts as a key driver for social change and a strong catalyst to both achieving and sustaining long-term social goals.

They work with many different types of clients, recognising that NGO’s, governments, private sector, community groups and individuals all play a unique role in the social change process, requiring the development of capacity, capabilities and skills at many different levels and across different sectors. 

inFocus consultancy work with specialist research, evaluation and learning experts. They adopt a highly customised approach to each client project we undertake, recognising each clients unique needs and operational contexts. inFocus use a broad spectrum of cutting edge techniques, tools and approaches within our proposed solutions, to deliver tangible and transformational results for clients, to address the numerous challenges and problems faced in the real world!

Read more about at: www.impactinfocus.com 

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S3 Solutions is a professional consultancy company that offers high quality and effective services to the 3rd sector and public sector, across the UK and specialised in Northern Ireland. 

Their team of 9 staff all have direct experience of working in either public, 3rd sector and/or sporting backgrounds and collectively bring over 75 years of experience in this environment. 

To support clients, they specialise in evaluations, community consultation and planning, bid writing and funding support, business planning, economic appraisals, training & facilitation. Their track record of success and strong reputation for producing high quality work is testament to the energy and enthusiasm of their staff, and the creativity and ambition of the organisations they support.

Read more about at: www.s3solutions.co.uk

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Sported is a charity and membership organisation, supporting community sport clubs and youth groups across the UK which use the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people.

These amazing groups use sport to tackle the root causes of some society’s biggest problems – crime, anti-social behaviour and obesity, to name but a few. More than that, they are giving young people the opportunities, confidence and support to overcome their personal hurdles and succeed in life.

Sported supports the inspirational local heroes that run these organisations by providing free business and financial support so that they can become bigger, more sustainable and more effective.

Read more about at: www.sported.org.uk

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ConnectSport is a free-to-access online directory which showcases and shares the best of community sport.

Whether it's increasing physical or mental health and wellbeing, engaging with disadvantaged or isolated individuals, challenging discrimination or overcoming cultural barriers, ConnectSport connects you to the local and national organisations making community sport happen. 

Read more about ConnectSport at: www.connectsport.co.uk

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