UnLtd is the leading provider of support to enterprising social entrepreneurs in the UK. We were delighted that Sally Higham, CEO of RunAClub, won our prestigious Fast Growth Award as we are focused on individuals who have their ventures firmly rooted in delivering positive social change, and where there is potential to make a major impact rapidly. Sally and her team greatly impressed us throughout the award process. She rose to every challenge and proved that RunAClub is a simple online tool for communities to form clubs. This simple online tool is run by a sophisticated system that makes it easy to set up clubs, or groups, everywhere.
Albert Chong, Ventures Manager
NCVO is delighted to be in partnership with RunAClub; the innovative online toolkit provides support and choice for club leaders across the country who want to run their community group flexibly – on the club site, or from their kitchen or office. The growth of RunAClub, the understanding of what communities need, as well as the clear focus from Sally and the team has been phenomenal. It has been inspiring to see how RunAClub has developed and hugely exciting that it is already helping hundreds of local clubs across the UK.
Gillen Knight, Head of Enterprise and Membership NCVO
Big Issue Invest
Big Issue Invest is the social investment arm of The Big Issue. When Sally applied for our Tech for Good programme, which invests in early stage social organisations who are using technology to support young people, we knew straight away Sally has come up with something ground-breaking that has the potential to create social impact in a systemic way. Sally and her team have been able to create a platform which is easy to use, cost effective and has the potential for clubs to collaborate and shares resources. It’s a fantastic idea, led by a fantastic CEO. We are really proud to be involved with RunAClub and look forward to working with them as they grow and continue to support young people.
Nigel Kershaw OBE, Chief Executive of Big Issue Invest and Group Chairman of The Big Issue Company
Simple solutions resulting from first-hand experience are usually the best. When I first spoke to Sally about her plans for RunAClub, I was struck by her deep understanding of what young people needed as well as her clear focus on how she and the team were going to deliver. It has been inspiring to see how the RunAClub toolkit has developed and hugely exciting that it is already helping hundreds of local clubs across the UK, with many more coming on stream every week. It has been a joy for Nominet Trust to work with such a committed, responsive and professional team at RunAClub.
Annika Small, CEO Nominet Trust
We are very excited to be able to offer RunAClub as a solution to some of our clubs: it will enable us to support more of our members than we are able to at the moment and we know that they are in good hands and are receiving additional support from the RunAClub team, especially if they haven’t got everything they need from a management and governance point of view – and also if they are at an early stage of their journey as a club.
Kathryn Berry, Head of SPORTED Network Services
Parkour are rolling out new membership for 2015; RunAClub will be a part of this roll-out to ensure our Parkour UK clubs and members have an administration and support system to help them manage their clubs efficiently. RunAClub will enable Parkour to fully interact with our network of clubs and ensure that they are sustainable.
Eugene Minogue, Chief Executive
Voluntary Youth Manchester
RunAClub offers a one-stop shop for our members to access some of the fundamental tools they need to support the delivery of quality services in Manchester (complemented of course by VYM). Of particular value is the data management facility, which has encouraged 25 organisations to register for RunAClub within a week.
Ross Grant, Development Manger, Voluntary Youth Manchester
It’s so good to be able to evaluate and take the register at the same time, as well as keeping track of numbers – who’s paid subs etc. We love the copy your sessions element – can generate stuff months in advance and add in any specifics as needed. It has been so helpful to have the library of documents with the specific ones set up for us, as well as being part of larger Guernsey and Alderney youth clubs – to be interlinked and be able to find other clubs.
Plus, Customer Support at RunAClub is fantastic! So quick to get back to me and on call whenever we need them.
Cleo Thomas, Senior Youth Leader
We have a youth club in one of our market towns that runs three evenings a week and is staffed by a team of 5 paid part time workers and two volunteers. Most staff work just one or two sessions per week so that keeping each other informed of what has happened and what needs to be picked up, actioned and supported is a critical challenge. Enabling staff to access club recordings independently and remotely is a real solution. It helps maintain continuity of the club programme and give consistency to delivery of the work.
Richard Betterton, Youth Development Officer HVOSS
When you’re a volunteer running a club, you often don’t have much time to spare and you want to pour your energy into the club and its members. It is really important to me to have a system that I can rely on to provide me with information simply and quickly and that aids me rather than distracts me from running my club. RunAClub has certainly provided that.