Impact measurement is a crucial part of our work as it not only demonstrates what we do, why we do it, and why it’s important, but it also informs our work going forward.

Our beneficiaries are at the heart of all we do. To really understand the impact of our work you can find out more about the young people we work with in the case study section of this website. 

To offer a summary of the impact of our work, key highlights from 2018-19 include: 

  • 700 young people started programmes this year
  • 1,122 young people impacted through our transformational programmes
  • Mental Wellbeing increased by 2.1 points to 23.6 with bigger increases seen on our On Track to Achieve and Get on Track programmes using (S)WEMWBS scale*
  • General Self Efficacy scores rose by an average of  2.8 out of 40, with increases across all programmes* 
  • At the GO stage of Get on Track, 84% of participants felt prepared to enter or re-enter education, employment or training
  • At the end of the On Track to Achieve programme, 82% of of students take responsibility for their actions.
  • 92% of participants on AQA Unlocking Potential felt more confident about making decisions at the end of the programme
  • Our programmes for young people facing disadvantage have added over £23 million in social value since the 2012 London Games

To find out more, view our published 2018-2019 Impact Report

You can view previous reports and publications here:

To understand more about the way we work, you can read our Impact Measurement - Theory of Change document.

*GSE: Schwarzer, R., & Jerusalem, M. (1995). Generalized Self-Efficacy scale. In J. Weinman, S. Wright, & M. Johnston, Measures in health
psychology: A user’s portfolio. Causal and control beliefs (pp. 35-37). Windsor, UK: NFER-NELSON.
*SWEMWBS: “Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) © NHS Health Scotland, University of Warwick and University of Edinburgh,
2006, all rights reserved”