RCS were appointed by Sport Wales in September 2016 to undertake a real time evaluation of their innovative Lottery funded programme, ‘Calls 4 Action’. The Programme aims to engage key target groups in greater sport participation – women and girls, disabled people, BME people, and those living in disadvantaged communities.
This evaluation was commissioned to assess whether new working practices have improved the effectiveness, efficiency, impact, participation, and relevancy of the organisation. It was overseen by an Advisory Board with representation from the CEMR Secretariat and from members of CEMR’s working structures.
The purpose of this commission was to look at the relative strengths of the two principal approaches to organisational turnaround in local government: sector-led improvement and central government-led intervention.