The Robertson Trust has produced a short summary of the University of Stirling's independent evaluation of the Active East programme. The youth work and sport project aims to increase the physical activity levels among young people and encourage community participation and leadership through sport and physical activity.
Key findings include:
- 80% of the participants were from 20% of the most deprived areas of Glasgow;
- 1600 young people were engaged through the small grants project during the evaluation period;
- The economic contribution of Active Champions (young people aged 14-25 volunteering to support sport and phsyical activity programmes for young people in the east end of Glasgow) is estimated to be in excess of £60,000 over the 20-month period;