An Introduction to Sporting Assets

12.30pm to 3.30pm

Sporting Assets will be running a session about community sports businesses on Thursday 27th April 2017 . If your organisation is looking for funding and investment to develop a new facility, needs support with developing an existing facility or is looking to increase sustainable revenues, then come along to find out more.

In this session Sporting Assets will cover the key building blocks required to develop a sustainable community sports business, including the following areas:

  • Facilities – acquiring or improving a facility you are using.
  • Business planning – building capacity, growing and diversifying revenues.
  • Social investment – what is it and how can it be accessed.
  • Types of funding – what options are there and how they can be combined.
  • Case studies – examples of organisations we have worked with.

Sporting Assets

Sporting Assets are a social enterprise that helps community sports businesses grow and become sustainable, by helping them take ownership of their facilities, develop new ones and by helping to create or diversify their revenue streams.

They are approved providers for the Big Potential Breakthrough, Big Potential Advanced and Communities Can grant funds. These allow voluntary, community and social organisations to apply for funding for us to work with them to improve their sustainability, capacity and scale.

Organisations they have worked with:

Wallsend Boys Club

  • Wallsend Boys Club are a nationally recognised charity. The Club has gained a formidable reputation for the early development of many professional footballers, such as Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley.
  • The Club combines men’s and women’s football with delivery of various youth services.
  • They are currently investigating the possibility of developing a new purpose-built youth facility and 3G pitch, which will allow them to generate more revenues by providing a variety of youth focused services.
  • Sporting Assets are working with them to compare different construction and financing options, and appraise their current governance and organisational structure.
  • This will allow them to determine which facilities are most feasible, how they will be financed, and how they will be managed.

Campus Skateparks

  • Campus Skateparks is a charity that uses the positive energy and influence of skateboarding to engage with children and young people.
  • Sporting Assets is developing a growth plan for Campus with identified opportunities such as service delivery. This will help identify different ways they can earn revenue to become more sustainable.
  • Alongside this is the development of a tailored impact measurement system by Substance. This will enable them to quickly provide reports and statistics to show the impact they make on users’ lives and the community, which can be used to apply for more varied grant funding.

To sign up for this session please click here. If you have any questions please get in touch with Freya on freya.grisoni@londonyouth.org.

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