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Strategic Performance Indicators

Strategic Performance Indicators

Introduction

The Foundation’s Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs) provide clear and measurable targets against which we can hold ourselves accountable to our core aims and objectives. In 2014, the Football Foundation met four of our six main SPIs and continues to work towards achieving the ambitious targets set by our funding partners during the current three-year funding cycle. Year-on-year football participation has increased by 11% for those sites still operating in their initial 5-year Football Development plan, and non-football participation has increased by 25.8%. 86% of sites met or exceeded their expected outcomes in 2014, whilst at the same time the Foundation is continuing to work towards becoming more efficient to run, as shown by administrative budgets being very close to the 10% target. The results for the other SPIs – covering all aspects of the Foundation's delivery – show that we clearly understand how to best deliver this grant funding and are continually reviewing how we go about achieving it.


SPIs

Organisational

Definition: Administrative overheads as a percentage of overall funds committed in Financial year

Reporting period

Financial (June 2014 – May 2015)

Target

Less than 10%

Actual

10%
Within the 2014/15 financial year admin costs amounted to 10.1% of the overall funds committed, which is  just marginally above the target of under 10%. This is an improvement on the 11% achieved in the 2013/14 financial year.
Definition: Percentage of applicants who reported that they were at least satisfied with our staff and the overall application process

Reporting period

Calendar (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)

Target

90%

Actual

93%
Performance: It is encouraging to see that nine out of ten people engaged with the Foundation are satisfied about the customer service  they receive.

Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund

Definition: In-year percentage increase in number of regular unique football participants across all funded sites

Reporting period

Calendar (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)

Target

5%

Actual

11%
Performance: The total number of football players increased from 89,698 to 99,588 across the 222 projects included within the sample. This shows the continued positive impact on participation that occurs at projects within their five year Football Development Plan (FDP) period.
Definition: In-year percentage increase in number of regular unique participants from other sports across all funded sites

Reporting period

Calendar (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)

Target

5%

Actual

25.8%
Performance: The total number of multi-sport players increased from 13,268 to 16,690 across the 222 projects included within the sample. The high participation increase of 26%, was driven largely by strong growth in the number of over 16 year olds taking part in multi-sport activity.
Definition: Percentage of Projects that are multi-sport environments (>33% non football participants)

Reporting period

Calendar (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)

Target

33%

Actual

40%
Performance: The large number of projects which are deemed to be Multisport Environments show the positive benefit that funding provided via the Foundation is having, not only on football, but on the provision of improved facilities for multisport activity as well.
Definition: Percentage of projects meeting or exceeding development expectations

Reporting period

Calendar (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)

Target

90%

Actual

86%
Performance: Although the target has not been met, the vast majority of projects are meeting or exceeding development expectations. The majority of projects missing the target are those that have scored 2 (fair) which means they are meeting some, but not all expectations. As such, actions identified through the Support Day process should ensure that these are scored highly when they are seen again this year. The small handful of projects identified as poor or failing (1 or 0) have a more detailed plan in place to resolve the underlying issues.
Definition:Percentage of projects that meet their scheduled End-to-End process time 

Reporting period

Financial (June 2014 – May 2015)

Target

70%

Actual

60% 
The latest E2E figures show that although the majority of the projects are currently meeting their scheduled timescales, the aggregate target of 70% has not been achieved. The is due primarily to 17 older projects (funded in the previous 2010-13 funding cycle) that took longer to progress through the E2E process. As these were completed, opened and in use during the 2014/15 financial year, the overall delayed time taken for these  projects added to the overall aggregate, thus impacting the latest SPI performance.  By comparison, 71% of projects offered in the current funding cycle (2013 -16) have met their timescales, increasing to 90% for projects funded via just the PL/FA:FF scheme, which is the ‘underlying’ current performance.
Definition: Percentage of investment into the 20% most deprived areas

Reporting period

Financial (End of three year funding deal)

Target

40%

Actual

31%
Although there has been a significant improvement on this SPI target - up from 12% within the 2013/14 financial year - the current performance of 31% of committed funds during 2014/15 being invested in the top 20% deprived areas is still below the 40% target. As such, this SPI is still currently flagged as a potential risk.
Definition: Percentage of AGP projects that have a pro-club link

Reporting period

Calendar (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)

Target

50%

Actual

No data available
Performance: As a result of the 2014-15 M&E survey process, we will be able to report whether or not the pro-club links that were established when the grants were assessed have been effective and beneficial to the site.
Definition: Percentage of AGP projects in deprived areas that have a pro club link

Reporting period

Calendar (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)

Target

80%

Actual

TBC
Performance: By looking at the proposed pro-club links as detailed within the PAM section in the Assessment Report it is possible to predict future performance against this SPI. Based on a sample of 7 IMD PL/FA:FF AGP projects, 6 of these are expected to have strong pro-club links in place, which is 86%.
Definition: Percentage of AGP project opening hours where site is in use

Reporting period

Calendar (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)

Target

80%

Actual

TBC
Performance: As a result of the 2014-15 M&E survey process, we will be able to report how many AGP projects have at least 80% usage during opening hours.

Grow the Game

Definition:Average number of participants each year as a result of each Grow the Game grant

Reporting period

Calendar (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)

Target

15

Actual

31
Performance: Each grant awarded through the GtG scheme attracts over twice as many players as outlined within the SPI target. This demonstrates the positive impact that the GtG scheme has on attracting players to participate in new teams created, with 104,240 players expected as a result of funding to date.
Definition: Average number of newly qualified coaches each year as a result of each Grow the Game grant

Reporting period

Calendar (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)

Target

3

Actual

7
Performance: The performance figure for this SPI shows an increase in the number of coaches qualified per grant, which in part is a consequence of the improved process whereby clubs work more closely with their County FA to ensure courses are attended.

Mayor of London

Definition: Percentage of new participants at mayor of London sites who were previously inactive

Reporting period

Calendar (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)

Target

10%

Actual

13.2%
Performance: A key focus of the Mayor of London: Facilities Fund is to target inactive users to take part in sporting activity at funded sites,

and the positive performance against this SPI shows that this is being achieved.

Barclays Spaces for Sports

Definition: Percentage of sites that are defined as sustainable for the foreseeable future

Reporting period

Calendar (End of three year sustainability strategy)

Target

75%
 

Actual

69%
 
Whilst a target of 100% was set by Board, the contractual target for this SPI is that 75% of projects are classified as long term sustainable at the end of the current strategy (2013-2015). The current performance score is a snapshot of progress against this target, which shows that nearly seven in ten projects have already met this target - a significant improvement from the performance update provided in January 2015.
Definition: Overall increase in participation numbers at like for like sites.  

Reporting period

Calendar (End of three year sustainability strategy)

Target

5%
 

Actual

TBC
 
Performance: The contractual target for this SPI is that there is a 5% in participation figures at like-for-like sites at the end of the current  strategy (2013-2015). Current performance stands at 11%, and has effectively been achieved. Final results to be declared in early 2016.
Definition:

Reporting period

Calendar (End of three year sustainability strategy)

Target

20%
 

Actual

45%


This is a three year target, but already there has been a significant increase in the level of sustainability at Barclays sites as a result of the strategy that is being delivered. The high increase is also as a consequence of relative low sustainability scores when projects were first engaged (meaning there was scope for improvement).