Social Value

Dream Big Sports exists to ignite a passion for physical education, physical activity and sport in the next generation of young people whilst re-investing into greater opportunities for disadvantaged communities.

As a non-profit organisation, we commit to having a positive social impact as a result of our paid provision in Education, Holiday Camps and Training through our Mission: Dream BIG! initiative.

Social Value is the financial and non-financial value to society that an organisations social impact makes. Social Impact is the difference that an organisation makes, which benefits society.

Social Value is an emerging position within the UK and wider global markets, driven by governments and communities who are increasingly seeking to understand the value that they are receiving beyond the basic delivery from businesses. This has been greatly influenced by ‘the global financial crisis’ and the resulting focus on austerity. Communities and decision-makers have become sceptical over the motives and the traditional approaches that businesses have adopted. It is the role of businesses to define and redefine their position as values led.

Each year, the Dream Big Sports team commit to four social value pledges to ensure we have a long-lasting impact on the lives of young people and the wider community as a result of our growth. The pledges are below:

What is “Mission: Dream Big!”?

Mission: Dream BIG! encapsulates our dedication to go above and beyond our core offer as a team to invest into greater opportunities for young people who may face barriers to participation for a variety of reasons, usually beyond their control.

Every year, Mission: Dream BIG! will see us guarantee additional opportunities for young people, our team, individuals looking to gain experience & qualifications as well as the wider community with collaborative events. Ultimately, our vision is to have a world where our investment provides equal access to opportunity, enabling young people to benefit from a physically active lifestyle.

We firmly believe that we are best placed to deliver outstanding sporting and educational provision for young people whilst re-investing into greater opportunities for those who may face barriers to participation, usually due to reasons beyond their control.

What does social value mean to Dream Big Sports?

To our organisation, Social Value is “the positive impact on children, young people and the wider community as a result of our activities as an organisation within sport & education”.

The four themed areas that we have identified as most relevant to our business activities are:

Health & Wellbeing

We pledge to inspire & empower young people to improve their physical and mental wellbeing through increased opportunities, engagements and activity levels.

KVI: To provide 5% of annual delivery hours from the previous year as fully funded sport & physical activity.

Education & Skills

We pledge to help develop new skills, knowledge and confidence in our workforce, to inspire individuals through the power of sport and education.

KVI: To provide a minimum of 50 hours of training & CPD opportunities for each individual in our core delivery team.

Employment & Volunteering

We pledge to support employability in the local community by providing work experience, volunteering opportunities & apprenticeships.

KVI: To offer opportunities annually through work experience, volunteering, apprenticeships equivalent to 50% of the size of our core delivery team.

Social & Community

We pledge to build collaborative communities by creating sustainable partnerships with other organisations to offer greater opportunities to young people.

KVI: To organise & deliver 3 community events annually, collaborating with local socially driven organisations.

Through our unique Social Value Framework, specific to our organisation. We are able to monitor, analyse and report on our social impact annually to ensure the commitment detailed above is meaningful, sustainable and having the desired positive impact across all four areas. An internal working group within Dream Big Sports regularly meets to assess our progress and suggest any improvements or tweaks that we can make to keep developing this offer. In addition, a Social Value Annual Report is produced and published publicly each year so our partners, customers, stakeholders and the wider community can read all about Mission: Dream BIG!.

Throughout the year, we will be releasing key details and updates via our social media platforms and website so you can keep up to date with developments and opportunities to get involved, support or signpost others, benefitting your community.

If you’re an individual or part of an organisation that would like to hear more about Mission: Dream BIG! or you know someone who could benefit from our social value pledges, whether that be a school, family, young person or organisation, then please feel free to contact us by clicking here.

A world where our investment provides equal access to opportunities, enabling young people to benefit from a physically active lifestyle.


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