Our social licence model is designed to allow organisations to establish, manage and run their own Sporting Memories Clubs in an agreed geographical area and/or setting type while maintaining all the best practices established by Sporting Memories over the last six years.

Our model offers both flexibility, as well as, a framework and set of resources to guarantee a programme of delivery that ensures deep impact on participants in terms of improving mental and physical wellbeing and reducing loneliness and isolation.

The key element is a social charter for the Sporting Memories Clubs where there are certain key elements to be adhered to within the framework and other elements where flexibility will allow organisations and participants to influence the design, content and logistics of their Clubs. Sporting Memories provide resources (for set-up and weekly thereafter), marketing support, training, mentoring, ongoing support and a monitoring and evaluation framework provided by one of our own Club Delivery and Practice Coordinators.

The many components that make up these resources and support are laid out in the next section of this document. The licence which includes all these elements is provided for a set-up fee and an annual licence for each Club established. This leaves the social licence holder to secure funding to manage the project and to provide staff or volunteers to run and support the Clubs. Sporting Memories will also help with the funding process, both with our extensive evidence base as well as more practical support for any bid or tender writing or pitching.

Our social licence model ensures we stay very much involved – not only through mentoring and monitoring but also in helping organisations to secure future funding through bids, tenders or fundraising for long- term sustainability, or extending projects into new areas such as intergenerational projects, or by playing an active part in our growing network of ‘more active’ Sporting Memories Clubs within our Sport England funded Active Ageing Project.

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