Identifying Diversified Funding Opportunities


Our Consultancy Services help you make better decisions with our cutting-edge expertise on insight, funding and technology. Find out more about how we helped Volunteer It Yourself diversify their funding opportunities.


Sector: Volunteering
Date undertaken: April 2016 to December 2017
Consultancy area: Funding
Partner: Volunteer It Yourself

A unique national volunteering programme supporting disadvantaged young people to develop vocational trade skills while improving community facilities sought to reshape project proposals to realign with sport sector funding opportunities.


The Challenge

• Identify new funding streams to expand programme
• Build credibility and relationships with sport sector funders
• Create scalable opportunities for programme growth

London Sport Support
• Assess existing client programme to identify alignment opportunities with sport sector policy priorities
• Propose repositioning of services to build connections with leisure facility operators
• Identify target funding opportunities for programme expansion

Outcomes of London Sport Consultancy
• The client successfully secured over £300,000 investment from new funding partners
• Business has subsequently commissioned new research project to assess countrywide expansion opportunities
• New partnership brokered with national facility operator, with delivery rolling out in sites across the UK

“This project has led to an ongoing commercial relationship for our organisation with one of the largest operators of council-owned sports and leisure facilities, as well as multiple live opportunities with grant-giving organisations.”

Tim Reading, Director, Cospa & Volunteer It Yourself

Download the full case study


Interested in working with London Sport? Get in touch with Caroline Brooks, Funding Manager at caroline.brooks@londonsport.org or 0203 848 4630.

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