Independent Evaluation

 Spirit of 2012

The Client

Spirit of 2012 Trust are the London Olympic 2012 legacy funder. They build sustainable social legacies from the inspiration of events, investing to improve how people feel about themselves, other people and their community. 


The Challenge

Spirit of 2012 was established by the Big Lottery Fund to leave a lasting legacy for communities across the UK from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. These broad objectives made it really important for Spirit of 2012 to get an early understanding of the impact their funding could make, to map out the changes they wanted to see in communities around the UK, and to establish what type of funder they should be as early as possible.

Following this initial inception phase of the charity, inFocus turned its’ role towards that of Independent Evaluator. By working with our team of Associates across the UK we carried out a combined three year process, formative and summative evaluation to help Spirit to use data for both its’ own learning and external accountability. The evaluation continued to use the theory of change as a guiding framework, which was revised and updated annually.