At Chance to Shine, we work to measure the effect we are having in the areas in which we deliver accurately. We work closely with our County Board partners to assess the effect that we are having on the children and young adults who are benefitting from getting the opportunity to play the sport.

Chance to Shine has increased its focus on evaluation to understand the impact of our work better, communicate this transparently and improve our programmes.

We've published our latest comprehensive Impact Report. Please click here to read it.

What we aim to achieve

We worked with New Philanthropy Capital, an independent consultancy that supports charities, to develop a Theory of Change for our programmes. This identified six outcomes needed to achieve our mission to give all young people the opportunity to play and learn through cricket.

These outcomes are the basis on which we measure our impact against: 


Children are excited to play cricket.


Children have more opportunities to play, including those underrepresented in sport (young women and girls, children from BAME backgrounds, lower socio-economic groups).

Children have fun, develop positive attitudes towards sport, gain greater confidence in their abilities.

Children experience the longer-term benefits of sport participation; increased confidence and self-esteem, wellbeing and happiness, building friendship groups and a sense of belonging.  


Children develop the skills needed to support academic achievement; collaboration, communication, motivation and resilience.


Children and teachers are supported to sustain cricket in schools. 


Children gain experience in winning, losing and coping with setbacks.


Children are motivated and supported to continue playing.

While outcomes are centred on young people, they recognise the importance of key stakeholders, such as coaches, teachers and parents, to create opportunities and sustain delivery.

The outcomes are at the heart of everything we do, as shown in our Line of Sight (see left). We carry out research to understand how effectively we are working towards achieving them.

In 2018, this included a survey of participants (over 3,500 school children), surveys and interviews with nearly 900 teachers and detailed demographic analysis of participants.