There is a multitude of funding opportunities available for sports clubs across Scotland. Some of this funding is inflexible (you may have to jump through hoops to get it) and other funding may be very flexible…the trouble is identifying what funding source best suits the needs of your club.
Below are 2 potential facility funding sources (which also can be viewed on the ClubSportEdinburgh website):
Facilities project funding
1. Sportscotland ‘Sports Facilities Fund’.
This fund has 2 strands:
i. Small projects strand – up to £100,000
ii. Projects over £100,000
These funds will be appropriate to sports clubs who either own or have at least a 10 year lease for facilities. It is seldom that these funds provide 100% of the costs therefore clubs would often be required to part fund a facility project. Naturally there may be some enterprising ways of raising club finance!
To view this fund visit sportscotland
2. Payback Sports Facilities Fund
The aim of this fund is to promote the rehabilitation of offenders by maintaining and improving sports amenities available to communities throughout Scotland. This work will utilise the labour of offenders sentenced to unpaid work in the community to upgrade / maintain those facilities. Our area (Lothian & Borders) has £375,000 assigned to it.
Work on community sporting facilities could include: improving football pitches, reconstructing bowling greens, upgrading changing room facilities, resurfacing tennis courts, and other work that improves community sporting assets and infrastructure.
We are looking for any ideas that you might have for your facilities to make use of the ‘Payback’ funds. Please forward ideas to email@example.com.