Change that leads to better lives

Learning from the Sport for Good Cities

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Building on successes in the USA and the UK (London), Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and its country specific partners have brought the Model City programme (now known as Sport for Good Cities) to Paris and Delhi. In Spring 2019, NDTi was commissioned to provide evaluation and learning support to the Sport for Good Global Programme with a focus on enabling the delivery of evidence of social impacts and learning about what works to inform ongoing developments of these community led approaches.

We are pleased to share the following reports:

Across the three cities (London, Paris and New Delhi) and locations, selected for their focus on multiple disadvantage and desire for change, the following impressive indicators and signs of change have also been observed:

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  • A total of 9,209 people have participated in and benefited from numerous new, diverse opportunities for sport, and through these accessed learning, training, capacity building and local platforms for influencing decisions that affect their everyday lives.
  • Over 40 project grants have been distributed to deliver these opportunities, based on local people’s priorities for change (captured in locally derived vision and outcome statements). Many more micro grants and initiatives have also been funded and created as a spin-off from these major funding channels.
  • Five new Community Coordinators posts have supported, coached, mentored and enabled these Coalitions, grant making decisions and delivery arrangements to take root and flourish in ways that make sense and fit with the local environment, culture and legal frameworks. These roles are continuing in different ways in different cities, for example, in the form of Community Leads appointed by host organisations in each London Coalition, to sustain what works and support ongoing developments led by Coalition members.
  • Young people are starting to increase their voice and influence in these arrangements, for example as youth panels in London and youth members in Seemapuri (New Delhi) who have also created their own local social enterprise inspired to be proactive change agents as a result of their Coalition’s actions and achievements.

We are delighted to share the highlights, stories, examples of impact in this final evaluation report as well as the summary report.

For more information, please contact Helen Bown at

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