Evaluation of the Impact of Phase 2 of Sport Wales’ ‘Calls 4 Action’ First Interim Report
Calls for Action (‘C4A’) was developed in 2012 to address groups underrepresented in sports participation. The overarching objectives are focused on positive action, changing lives, encouraging new approaches, and increasing regular and frequent sporting activity in Wales. Eleven projects were implemented in Phase 1. C4A Phase 2 was launched in 2014. It is delivered through 11 projects, and aims to attract new partners and encourage innovative methods. 144 applications were received and eleven organisations were grant funded through a total budget commitment of £3 million from National Lottery. The funded organisations are a mix of traditional partners exploring new approaches, and new partners. At headline level the programme and projects are making good progress against overall targets – 9,904 participants against 11,404 target, 1,793 regular participants to 3,317 target, 712 new activities to 415 target, 2,037 activity sessions to 2,803 target, 443 new coaches/leaders to 328 target, and 219 new volunteers to 265 target.