FUNDING: Community capacity & resilience fund

This fund could apply to sport clubs that use sport as a vehicle to make concerted efforts to engage with their communities most vulnerable and offer greater social benefits.  The details below are from Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation’s website, where you can apply for funding. Third sector organisations can develop their community organisation’s capacity to tackle…

BLOG: Barcelona city and a Culture of Exercise?

My girlfriend and I recently took a week’s annual leave and headed for Barcelona for a short getaway. It’s a city I’d never visited but after our first evening there, I was soon pleased with our decision. The city itself is incredibly well designed and we were able to walk to all our points of interest…

FUNDING: The Aviva Community Fund

About The Aviva Community Fund is offering up to £25,000 to local community projects across the UK. It’s a competition rather than a straightforward grant application and relies on you winning a public vote. There’s a total pot of £1.5m. The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for an important cause in…

BLOG: Barcelona and being more than a Multi Sport Club

    Last week I was fortunate enough to visit the Nou Camp – which for me, as a football aficionado, was the highlight of my fleeting visit to Barcelona. The Nou Camp will feature on every fans’ Stadium ‘To-Do List’ and if it doesn’t, it perhaps should do. It was marketed as the ‘Nou Camp Experience’…

A New Way To Bring Community Benefit

Ownership of things matter. Good ownership gives people a say in things they care about, a sense of motivation and a stake in its success – much like being part of a sports team. However, poor ownership and governance of clubs can have catastrophic effects. Over the years, many professional sport clubs have seen the…

Working Group on Supporter Involvement Development

Following Wednesday’s Scottish FA AGM, Scottish FA members are to declare to the governing body the identity of a club’s ultimate beneficial owner. With this, the Scottish FA will be able to publish the details disclosed under an amendment to Article 11.1. A recent report revealed that many clubs have ultimatum beneficiaries who supporters have…

Supporters Direct and ShareIn Kick Off Major Plans for Crowdfunding Platform

We have today announced a unique partnership with ShareIn, designed to empower football supporters to play a bigger role in their team’s future. Using ShareIn’s crowdfunding platform, Supporters Direct is now able to enable communities to raise capital for projects around their clubs, which could include ownership. This applies to all levels of sport in…

Club Development Scotland Newsletter – April 2016

We have just released our first newsletter. We will be produced monthly newsletters for our members, clients and stakeholders on the work we’re involved with in building and growing winning community focused clubs. You can read our first newsletter here and subscribe to our newsletters here.  

Club Development Scotland Launch

We were delighted to launch Club Development Scotland last month. Club Development Scotland is our new consultancy service and represents a shift in approach to how we support Supporters Trusts and Community Clubs in Scotland.   Club Development Scotland is an extension of the work that has been delivered throughout England and Wales by Supporters…