“To access funding in the future it will be essential to demonstrate the impact.” – Lord Gus O’Donnell, pictured.
In 2014, alongside Lord Gus O’Donnell (and the work of Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England), the team behind Jump launched ground-breaking research into the true social and economic impact of volunteers in sport.
This pioneering work used new research into the subjective wellbeing (SWB) benefits of volunteering in sport and overlaid the latest economic models from DCMS’ Daniel Fujiwara (founder of Jump Collaborators Simetrica) and other sources.
The Hidden Diamonds report is cited as a case study in Lord Gus O’Donnell’s ‘What Works in Wellbeing’ centre. The result was a significant new focus in the 2016 DCMS Sport Strategy on volunteering and a new £30m fund for volunteering in sport [PDF, page 22] through Sport England.
Jump is now working with organisations across and beyond sport to establish innovative and robust ways to demonstrate impact that make the case for investment in wellbeing outcomes.