How we are strengthening our impact evidence


Greenhouse Sports commissions external evaluation of our work conducted by independent researchers, in addition to our own internal impact investigation. We believe this to be valuable for several reasons:

There is widespread evidence that engagement with Greenhouse Sports raises attendance and academic performance and therefore achieves positive behavioural change.

- Scoping Study, Loughborough University

Our Impact on Employability Skills and Mental Wellbeing of Young People

Our latest Loughborough Research Report presents a summary of research undertaken in Spring 2019 which explored the impact of Greenhouse Sports programmes on participantsā€™ employability skills and their mental wellbeing. Whilst this data was collected before the pandemic began, the importance of the findings are amplified by the reduced contact time between pupils and Greenhouse coaches and the often unstable environment the previous 18 months has provided.

Main findings:

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The Impact of Greenhouse Sports programmes in Schools

For six months in 2017, a team of researchers from Loughborough University investigated what our coaches are able to achieve for the young people they work with and the whole school environment. The research was robustly peer reviewed by volunteering charity Pro Bono Economics and we thank them, along with NHS England for their support of this project.

The scoping study examined stakeholder views of the impact of Greenhouse Sports, identifying how and why the programmes work in schools, along with better ways of demonstrating the impact. It will be used to inform further research.

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