Source: Activity Alliance 9 June 21
Following the success of the three year See My Voice programme British Blind Sport is delighted to announce that it has been selected by Sport England as one of only five organisations that have been given the opportunity to ‘scale up’ the programme.
See My Voice was developed to support blind and partially sighted young people achieve leadership skills through volunteering. The programme was chosen for its potential to scale its success from Sport England’s existing pool of volunteering fund grantees. Over the next 18 months British Blind Sport will receive support from social impact consultancy, Spring Impact, to pilot their approach to scaling See My Voice and explore new partnerships with other organisations to work alongside to enable young people from different impairment groups and backgrounds to participate.
Since its launch in 2018, the 'See My Voice' programme has supported 159 Young Leaders to contribute over 2650 hours of their time to help facilitate clubs, events and organisations across the UK. They have volunteered in a variety of capacities, including coaching and event coordination to develop skills that will inevitably increase their confidence and enhance their employment prospects.