Our Impact in 2021

Our latest Impact Report highlights how we helped empower young people with disabilities and from disadvantaged communities through cricket in this past year. 

We exist to positively impact the lives of young people facing the challenges of inequality.

We work across the UK and beyond to provide inclusive and impactful cricket programmes, empowering young people with disabilities and from disadvantaged communities to develop the knowledge, skills, capabilities and confidence required to overcome the challenges of inequality, raise their aspirations and reach their potential.

Many of the young people we support have been badly affected by Covid in this past year (1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021). The restrictions and feelings of isolation have taken a toll on their mental and physical health, and wellbeing.

But at a time when face-to-face sessions remained a challenge due to the pandemic, re-engaging and reconnecting with communities was our top priority and this saw us help over 10,800 young people facing the challenges of inequality improve their confidence, levels of activity and feel more included in the past year.

Although participant numbers were down on the previous year, we did see 80% of participants return to regular sessions, 2,000 new participants and an 8% increase in female participation. Progress also continues to be made on our goal to make Super 1s available in every county by 2024, as part of our partnership with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

As you will see in this report, we are pleased with the progress of our programmes but there is still a lot we can learn and make even better. From this research we will determine the areas of our work where we are most impactful, how we can improve what we do and grow our reach in the years to come. All these findings will be taken forward into our new strategy which will be announced in shortly.

Our thanks go out to all members, Trusts and Foundations, partners (particularly the People’s Postcode Lottery, Berkeley Foundation, ECB, Sport England and PEN Trust) and all our charity supporters for their efforts in helping us to continue delivering and improving upon the work we do.

Read on to find out more about the impact we continue to have on individuals and communities through our vital programmes.

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