publications produced by substance.

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Liverpool Foundation – Impact Report 2023This report marks the third season of the charity’s journey of improving our evidence-based practice …
Liverpool Foundation - Impact Report 2023
15 October 2023commissioned-reportfootball liverpool-fctim_crabbe
EFL – Measuring the Impact of Clubs in the CommunityCommissioned by the EFL to survey all EFL Clubs and CCOs, specialist research and technology …
EFL - Measuring the Impact of Clubs in the Community
15 December 2022commissioned-reportefl footballgavin-mellor
A Tournament with a Purpose: Tackling Inequalities by Providing OpportunitiesMajor sporting events have the power and potential to change people’s lives for the better …
A Tournament with a Purpose: Tackling Inequalities by Providing Opportunities
15 December 2022commissioned-reportrugbydr-adam-brown
Sport England Families Fund – Final Evaluation ReportThe Families Fund was launched by Sport England in 2018 as a focused investment to …
Sport England Families Fund - Final Evaluation Report
15 September 2022commissioned-reportsport-englandgavin-mellor tim_crabbe
Liverpool Foundation – Impact Report 2022Building on work conducted over the previous season, Substance has worked with the Foundation to …
Liverpool Foundation - Impact Report 2022
15 July 2022commissioned-reportfootball liverpool-fctim_crabbe
The Curiosity Programme Year 2 Executive ReportYear two saw the continuation of the Curiosity Programme. The Curiosity model uses youth sector …
The Curiosity Programme Year 2 Executive Report
18 June 2022, commissioned-report evaluation_reportbbcbrigid-bell k-edgar joe-williams louisa-fox rebecca-mills samantha-a-hook
The Impact of COVID-19 on Participation, Effort, Physical Activity, and Well-Being of Sea Anglers in the UKRecreational sea angling is an important recreational activity in the United Kingdom with around 1.6% …
The Impact of COVID-19 on Participation, Effort, Physical Activity, and Well-Being of Sea Anglers in the UK
31 May 2022, commissioned-report evaluation_reportangling covidbrigid-bell dr-adam-brown jo-kroese kieran-hyder samantha-a-hook zachary-radford
Liverpool Foundation – Impact Report 2021Over the course of the past 12 months Substance has worked with the LFC Foundation …
Liverpool Foundation - Impact Report 2021
15 August 2021commissioned-reportfootball liverpool-fctim_crabbe
Participation, effort, and catches of sea anglers resident in the UK in 2018 & 2019Sea angling is a popular activity in the UK that has social and economic benefits, …
Participation, effort, and catches of sea anglers resident in the UK in 2018 & 2019
15 April 2021, commissioned-report evaluation_reportangling cefasbrigid-bell dr-adam-brown jo-kroese kieran-hyder mike-armstrong samantha-a-hook zachary-radford
MyBnk Primary Money Twist Evaluation Year Three (2019-20)Financial education does not sit on the primary school national curriculum. An Inquiry into Financial …
MyBnk Primary Money Twist Evaluation Year Three (2019-20)
18 September 2020, commissioned-report evaluation_reportmybnkk-edgar vanessa-haves
Attitudes towards data collection, management and development, and the impact of management on economic value of sea angling in the UKUnderstanding sea angler attitudes towards management is important, so that it can be considered in …
Attitudes towards data collection, management and development, and the impact of management on economic value of sea angling in the UK
29 July 2020evaluation_reportangling cefasbarnaby-andrews brigid-bell dr-adam-brown jo-kroese kieran-hyder vanessa-haves zachary-radford
Participation, catches and economic impact of sea anglers resident in the UK in 2016 & 2017Sea angling is a popular activity in the UK that has social and economic benefits, …
Participation, catches and economic impact of sea anglers resident in the UK in 2016 & 2017
3 July 2020, commissioned-report evaluation_reportangling cefasangela-muench brigid-bell bryony-townhill dr-adam-brown gavin-mellor eleanor-macleod elena-couce1 francesca-hardman iain-gibson james-harrison jo-kroese kieran-hyder kirsty-bradley mike-armstrong samantha-a-hook vanessa-haves zachary-radford
Mapping recreational sea anglers in English watersThis report provides insights into the spatial distribution of recreational sea angling in England. The …
Mapping recreational sea anglers in English waters
8 February 2020, commissioned-report reportangling cefasbrigid-bell dr-adam-brown graham-g-monkman kieran-hyder samantha-a-hook vanessa-haves
MyBnk Primary Money Twist EvaluationFinancial education does not currently feature on the primary national curriculum. An Inquiry into Financial …
MyBnk Primary Money Twist Evaluation
18 March 2018commissioned-reportmoney-advice mybnkdr-adam-brown k-edgar tim_crabbe vanessa-haves
Sport England – Evaluation of Satellite Clubs Final ReportIn April 2014, Substance began a two-year evaluation of the satellite club initiative for Sport …
Sport England - Evaluation of Satellite Clubs Final Report
15 April 2017, commissioned-report evaluation_reporttim_crabbe
PLAYING THE LONG GAME – Brentford FCCST2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. It also sees the …
PLAYING THE LONG GAME – Brentford FCCST
2 February 2017commissioned-reportfootballneil_watson
Sport England Evaluation of Satellite Clubs – FINAL REPORT Executive SummaryIn April 2014, Substance began a two-year evaluation of the satellite club initiative on behalf …
Sport England Evaluation of Satellite Clubs – FINAL REPORT Executive Summary
10 June 2016reportgavin-mellor
Angling Trust Participation Insight ReportThe  Angling Trust Participation Insight research is focused provides new insight into current and potential …
Angling Trust Participation Insight Report
24 January 2016commissioned-reportdr-adam-brown
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation – Social Audit and Impact ReportThe report outlined the significant benefits and savings that Tottenham Hotspur Foundation provided in their …
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation - Social Audit and Impact Report
8 December 2015commissioned-reporttim_crabbe neil_watson
Incentivising and Supporting Community Ownership in SportIn this report, Dr Adam Brown examines Supporters Direct’s belief that a Community Owned Sports …
Incentivising and Supporting Community Ownership in Sport
7 December 2015commissioned-reportdr-adam-brown
Substance National Conference: A New Ball GameClick on the download links to view and download presentations from Substance’s National Conference held …
Substance National Conference: A New Ball Game
19 November 2015presentationnational-conference
London Playing Fields FoundationThis impact report, the first of its kind commissioned by a playing fields provider, demonstrates the …
London Playing Fields Foundation
2 November 2015reporttim_crabbe neil_watson
RNLI – Yacht Sailors Audience ProfilingThis research was commissioned by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in partnership with the …
RNLI - Yacht Sailors Audience Profiling
25 August 2014commissioned-reportaudience-profiling outdoor-recreation risk rnli yacht-sailorsdr-adam-brown
RNLI Leisure Diving Audience Profiling ResearchThis research was commissioned by the RNLI in partnership with the BDSG to better understand …
RNLI Leisure Diving Audience Profiling Research
25 July 2013commissioned-reportaudience-profiling leisure-diving research rnlidr-adam-brown
Brentford Community Stadium: Valuation of Community BenefitsSubstance were commissioned by Lionel Road Development Ltd to provide some further information about the …
Brentford Community Stadium: Valuation of Community Benefits
11 May 2013community-engagement footballdr-adam-brown tim_crabbe
Sportworks. Investing in sport for development and creating the business case to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UKThis project set out to assess and demonstrate the value of the sport for development …
Sportworks. Investing in sport for development and creating the business case to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK
1 May 2013commissioned-reportsport-for-developmenttim_crabbe
RNLI – Coastal anglers audience profilingThis research was commissioned to segment the population of coastal anglers in the UK and …
RNLI - Coastal anglers audience profiling
25 January 2013commissioned-reportangling audience-profiling rnlidr-adam-brown
Grounds for Benefit: Developing and protecting community benefit in football stadiaThe report explores five different examples of protecting community and supporter interests in football stadia. …
Grounds for Benefit: Developing and protecting community benefit in football stadia
13 January 2013commissioned-reportfootball governance ownership urban-regeneration
Fishing for Life: A National strategy for getting people fishing 2013-2018Fishing for Life is a national strategy for getting people fishing. In 2012, Defra and …
Fishing for Life: A National strategy for getting people fishing 2013-2018
1 November 2012commissioned-reportanglingdr-adam-brown m-lloyd m-stark r-wightman
National Angling Organisation survey report 2012Substance was commissioned by the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency to conduct the survey. …
National Angling Organisation survey report 2012
1 November 2012commissioned-reportanglingdr-adam-brown
The Heart of the Game: Why supporters are vital to improving governance in European footballSubstance was commissioned by Supporters Direct Europe to research and write a position paper on …
The Heart of the Game: Why supporters are vital to improving governance in European football
1 November 2012commissioned-reportfootball governancedr-adam-brown
Active ChoicesChoices was a £4 million programme funded by the Home Office in 2011. The programme …
Active Choices
10 March 2011commissioned-reporttim_crabbe s-crosby s-mcgee
Evaluation of Media Trust’s Community Voices programmeThe report provides a detailed independent analysis and review of Media Trust’s Community Voices programme. The …
Evaluation of Media Trust’s Community Voices programme
1 March 2011evaluation_reportarts-and-culture community-engagement mediak-edgar
Supporters’ Direct: Community ownership in footballA series of reports commissioned by Supporters Direct to make policy recommendations to encourage democratic supporter …
Supporters' Direct: Community ownership in football
1 January 2011commissioned-reportsupportersdr-adam-brown
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling and physical activityThe papers produced at the end of the second year of the the Social and …
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling and physical activity
1 December 2010commissioned-reportangling environment health-and-wellbeing sport-for-development sustainabilityp-stolk
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling and Rural areasThe report, commissioned as part of the Big Lottery Research funded, the Social and Community …
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling and Rural areas
1 December 2010commissioned-reportangling assynt environment sustainabilitydr-adam-brown
National Fishing Month 2010: Key StatisticsNational Fishing Month (NFM) is a nationwide event that seeks to promote the activity of …
National Fishing Month 2010: Key Statistics
10 February 2010, commissioned-report evaluation_reportanglingdr-adam-brown
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling participation researchTwo theme partners  providing data from the Angling Participation survey conducted in 2009 with over 2,400 …
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling participation research
10 February 2010commissioned-reportangling community-engagement environment health-and-wellbeing volunteeringp-stolk
DfE Information & SignpostingIn Sept 2008 the Information and Signposting Project (ISP), funded by the Department for Education, …
DfE Information & Signposting
10 February 2010, commissioned-report evaluation_reportpositive-activities youthdr-adam-brown tim_crabbe
Substance Social Audit 2010The Substance Social Audit report is an account of the first five years of the …
Substance Social Audit 2010
10 February 2010evaluation_reportsocial-audit
Breaking BarriersA series of reports and guidance papers delivered as part of a 3 year research …
Breaking Barriers
10 January 2010, , commissioned-report practice_guides toolkitsdr-adam-brown tim_crabbe i-slater
Evaluation of Media Trust’s marketing & communications targeted programme for support providersA detailed analysis of Media Trust’s Targeted Marketing and Communications Programme for support providers. Support …
Evaluation of Media Trust’s marketing & communications targeted programme for support providers
10 January 2010evaluation_reportarts-and-culture market-research media
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling and Young PeopleA series of reports and them papers commissioned as part of the Big Lottery Research …
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling and Young People
10 January 2010commissioned-reportangling health-and-wellbeing positive-activities youthn-djohari
The Social Value of FootballA series of reports and theme papers commissioned by Supporters Direct to understand the social …
The Social Value of Football
10 January 2010commissioned-reportfootball gov ownershipdr-adam-brown
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling and the EnvironmentThe report, commissioned as part of the Big Lottery Research funded,  Social and Community Benefits of …
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling and the Environment
5 January 2010commissioned-reportangling environment sustainabilityp-stolk
Whose Story is it Anyway: Evidencing Impact and Value for Better Public ServicesThe pamphlet presents the learning from NESTA’s seed investment in the development of Views impact …
Whose Story is it Anyway: Evidencing Impact and Value for Better Public Services
1 January 2010leafletviewstim_crabbe
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Fishing for AnswersFishing for Answers was a 3 year research programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund …
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Fishing for Answers
1 January 2010commissioned-reportangling assynt environment health-and-wellbeing sustainabilitydr-adam-brown n-djohari p-stolk
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling, Personal Health & WellbeingA series of reports focusing on the health and well being benefits from angling participation, which …
The Social and Community Benefits of Angling: Angling, Personal Health & Wellbeing
1 January 2010commissioned-reportangling health-and-wellbeingp-stolk
Football and Community in a Global Context: Studies in theory and practiceThis is an edited collection of articles including examples of the community impact of football …
Football and Community in a Global Context: Studies in theory and practice
14 November 2009bookcommunity-cohesion community-engagement football social-inclusion sport-for-development
Using the Arts and Culture to deliver positive activities for young peopleThe report includes a case study of Substance’s work providing insight into how the arts …
Using the Arts and Culture to deliver positive activities for young people
16 January 2009, commissioned-report evaluation_reportarts-and-culture positive-activities youtharts-council tim_crabbe
The Home Office’s Positive Futures programme: Annual Report 2009Positive Futures was the national social action and crime prevention programme managed by Catch22 and commissioned …
The Home Office's Positive Futures programme: Annual Report 2009
16 January 2009commissioned-reportpositive-activities social-inclusion views youthcatch-22 tim_crabbe
Binge Drinking: Young People’s Attitudes and BehaviourA report commissioned by  Positive Futures, to conduct research into young people’s attitudes to drinking …
Binge Drinking: Young  People's Attitudes and Behaviour
1 January 2009commissioned-reportbinge-drinking positive-activities youth
Understanding the role of sport in addressing concerns about gangs and youth crimeAn evaluation of the Breaking the Cycle of Violence campaign.
Understanding the role of sport in addressing concerns about gangs and youth crime
1 January 2009, commissioned-report evaluation_reportcommunity-cohesion community-engagement gang-culture positive-activities sport-for-development youthtim_crabbe
Getting to know you: Understanding Sport-based Social InclusionThe chapter focuses on how lessons learned from engaging hard to reach groups in the …
Getting to know you: Understanding Sport-based Social Inclusion
16 November 2008book_chapter booksocial-inclusion sport-for-developmenttim_crabbe
A Game of Two Halves: Understanding sport based social inclusionThe chapter makes the case for considering the use of sport within the context of …
A Game of Two Halves: Understanding sport based social inclusion
1 October 2008book_chapter bookfootball social-inclusiontim_crabbe
The Home Office’s Positive Futures Programme Annual Report 2007Positive Futures was the national social action and crime prevention programme managed by Catch22 and commissioned …
The Home Office's Positive Futures Programme Annual Report 2007
24 February 2008, commissioned-report evaluation_reportpositive-futures youthtim_crabbe
Dreamwall: Time Out Programme Monitoring and Evaluation ReportAn evaluation report for Dreamwall’s Time Out programme, which  had two core aims:  to improve placement …
Dreamwall: Time Out Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Report
16 January 2008evaluation_reportlooked-after-children social-caregavin-mellor
Kickz First Season Progress Report: Monitoring and Evaluation 2008Kickz is a national programme, delivered by the Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF) in partnership …
Kickz First Season Progress Report: Monitoring and Evaluation 2008
16 January 2008evaluation_reportfootball premier-league-charitable-fund sport-for-development youthgavin-mellor
Reaching the ‘hard to reach’: Engagement, relationship building and social control in sport based social inclusion workThe paper makes a case is made for the centering of ‘approach’ and ‘style’ of …
Reaching the 'hard to reach': Engagement, relationship building and social control in sport based social inclusion work
16 January 2007journalsocial-inclusion sport-for-development youthtim_crabbe
Knowing the ScoreLaunched in 2000, the Positive Futures was a national sports and activity based social inclusion programme, …
Knowing the Score
1 November 2006commissioned-reportcommunity-engagement education football health-and-wellbeing urban-regeneration volunteering youthtim_crabbe
EA Sports – An all-consuming passion?A report commissioned by games manufacturers, EA Sports to gain insight into where the lust …
EA Sports - An all-consuming passion?
16 February 2006commissioned-reportea football market-researchdr-adam-brown gavin-mellor tim_crabbe k-oconnor
Football and its CommunitiesThe Football and its Communities research, was carried out whilst the authors were based at …
Football and its Communities
16 February 2006commissioned-reportcommunity-engagement football sport-for-developmentdr-adam-brown gavin-mellor tim_crabbe
Getting Hooked: Get Hooked on Fishing, Angling and Youth InclusionThis was Substance’s first report on angling,  commissioned by the Home Office and the Social …
Getting Hooked: Get Hooked on Fishing, Angling and Youth Inclusion
16 February 2006, commissioned-report evaluation_reportangling yourdr-adam-brown
The Home Office’s Positive Futures Programme – 2005 ReportPositive Futures was the national social action and crime prevention programme managed by Catch22 and …
The Home Office's Positive Futures Programme - 2005 Report
24 June 2005, commissioned-report evaluation_reporttim_crabbe
On the East SideThe report was re-published by Substance in 2011 and presents the findings from three years’ …
On the East Side
16 February 2004commissioned-reportcommunity-cohesion community-engagement football sport-for-developmenttim_crabbe p-slaughter