Glasgow hosted the Homeless World Cup 2016, with male and female football teams from 52 countries competing in the week-long tournament. Almost 400 volunteers were recruited to help deliver the event. Of these, Glasgow Life recruited 96 volunteers who had previously been affected by homelessness (Legacy Volunteers). This was the first time that volunteers with a background of homelessness had been involved in the delivery of the Homeless World Cup.
Following the event, Glasgow Life delivered a 15 month Legacy Project for the Legacy Volunteers, to build upon the benefits, impacts and relationships that had been established during the event. The Legacy Project aimed to offer these volunteers opportunities to continue to develop their health and well-being, social networks, confidence and skills through sporting and cultural activities.
These evaluation reports explore the impact of the programme on participants, as well as the staff who supported them.
Homeless World Cup Legacy Project Evaluation – Phase 1 (2016)
This evaluation explores the impact of involvement in the Homeless World Cup volunteer programme for legacy volunteers, including their skills and confidence, mental and physical well-being, and social networks. It also investigates the impact on the wider group of general volunteers who worked alongside those involved in the legacy project.
Homeless World Cup Legacy Project Evaluation – Phase 2 (2017)
This evaluation focussed on the post-event phase of the Homeless World Cup Legacy Project. It assessed impact on the volunteers of involvement in the legacy programme, and considered the extent to which project objectives were achieved. The evaluation also sought to assess the effectiveness of partnership working between Glasgow Life and wider stakeholders, and the impact on Glasgow Life staff involved in the project.