Our partners

We couldn’t do it without them…

Have a look at the other work that they do.

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Without the brilliant minds of Torchbox, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We chose them because they embody the ethos of the sector we work in and have an excellent track record of building easy-to-use custom web applications.

From day one they took the time to understand our ambitions and, importantly, discover what our users wanted. As Upshot has evolved since its launch, they have been instrumental in adding new functionality and features to the system, always striving to improve its intuitiveness. They also continue to lead the way in the not-for-profit sector and have an increasingly impressive range of other clients.

Read more about Torchbox at: www.torchbox.com  

The Football Foundation

Founding partner

The Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK funded by the Premier League, The FA and Government (via Sport England). 

Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has awarded around 14,000 grants worth more than £560m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of over £787m – over £1.3bn of investment into the grassroots game. 

The Football Foundation needed to demonstrate the impact of its funding, so built Upshot to allow them to measure outcomes quickly and easily in order to analyse the social return of their annual investment in sport.

Read more about the Football Foundation at: www.footballfoundation.org.uk

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Beyond Sport is a global organisation that promotes, supports and celebrates the use of sport to address social issues in communities around the world. Beyond Sport do this through convening, supporting and advising the worlds of sport, business, government, and development on how sport can be used as a tool to achieve both social and business objectives.

Since 2009, Beyond Sport has held major events in London, New York, Chicago, Cape Town, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Glasgow and Johannesburg; provided over $5.5 million worth of funding and support to projects across six continents addressing a range of social issues; commissioned four research projects with leading universities; facilitated groundbreaking action in child protection, girls education, urban communities, sustainability, STEM education and sports role in supporting refugees; and built sustainable sport courts in disadvantaged communities around the world.

Read more about Beyond Sport at: www.beyondsport.org

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Oaks are business development specialists, expert in helping organisations – across the not-for-profit sector – to run more profitable and sustainable businesses by supporting with critical functions such as business planning, organisational development and securing income through grants. 

Over the last twelve months Oaks have generated over £10m for their clients, from individual schools, sports clubs and voluntary groups right through to national governing bodies of sport, premier league football clubs and national charities. 

Read more about Oaks Consultancy at: www.oaksconsultancy.co.uk 

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Sported is a charity and membership organisation, supporting community sport clubs and youth groups across the UK which use the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people.

These amazing groups use sport to tackle the root causes of some society’s biggest problems – crime, anti-social behaviour and obesity, to name but a few. More than that, they are giving young people the opportunities, confidence and support to overcome their personal hurdles and succeed in life.

Sported supports the inspirational local heroes that run these organisations by providing free business and financial support so that they can become bigger, more sustainable and more effective.

Read more about at: www.sported.org.uk

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ConnectSport is a free-to-access online directory which showcases and shares the best of community sport.

Whether it's increasing physical or mental health and wellbeing, engaging with disadvantaged or isolated individuals, challenging discrimination or overcoming cultural barriers, ConnectSport connects you to the local and national organisations making community sport happen. 

Read more about ConnectSport at: www.connectsport.co.uk

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Inspiring Impact is a UK-wide programme, managed and delivered by seven organisations, all with the goal of ensuring wide-spread, high quality impact evaluation and utilisation of impact data.

As part of the Football Foundation, we are proud to be an ‘Impact Champion’, promoting Inspiring Impact’s vision for the implementation of good impact practice throughout the voluntary and social enterprise sectors.

Read more about Inspiring Impact at: www.inspiringimpact.org

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Your organisation?

Upshot is always looking to expand its network of partners and we want to hear from you. Whether you’re working in research, international development, grassroots sport, the wider charity sector or impact measurement, we love to hear new ideas and work with innovative organisations. 

If you would like to get in touch, you can contact us on info@upshot.org.uk 

Right fit for you? Get in touch to find out!