Focused on the potential of sport

The Sport for Development Coalition is born out of a shared belief of sport’s potential to play a greater role in addressing social issues across the UK.

The Coalition’s mission  will be achieved through three core pillars of work: Impact, Advocacy and Investment.


Understanding our impact

We support the Sport for Development movement to speak confidently in terms of the social and economic contribution that it is making and to articulate our collective impact at a national level. This will also enable us to understand where there are gaps in provision, skills and knowledge, and work with relevant partners to respond.

Learn more about our work on collective impact.


A voice for the sector

We bring together the many brilliant organisations in the sector doing great work and give them a stronger voice, as well as harnessing the expertise and reach of bigger organisations and organisations driving social impact across the United Kingdom. We strengthen the relationship between practice and policy, create a conduit for grassroots and Government to transfer knowledge and information, and encourage investment into the sector by telling the stories of people and organisations having a real and sustained impact on their local communities.

Learn more about our Advocacy work.


Unlocking additional investment

Understanding the collective impact of the movement will help the sector to continuously improve, allow SFDC to advocate for and on its behalf, thus unlocking significant and additional funding for sport for development initiatives and organisations.