Advisory

Sporting Assets provides an extensive range of services to public, private, and charitable organisations across the sport, leisure, and physical activity sectors.

We help to deliver greater resilience and impact at scale through specialist advice and practical solutions, underpinned by our team’s unique, broad range of specialisms and in depth understanding of enterprise development, facility development, finance, and impact investing. We understand the challenges faced and provide insight and knowledge to help clients meet these.

How we work

Our aim is to build long term relationships with our clients - taking an idea or opportunity from concept to delivery.

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Strategic Development

For sector bodies, we provide strategic guidance and support to develop tools, strategies, and resources to help them and their networks develop, diversify income, and improve sustainability.

Strategic development
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Enterprise and Facility Development

We provide a comprehensive package of enterprise and facility development services to support impactful projects and organisations, for both at scale programmes and individual projects.

Facility development

Our experienced advisory team work closely with our investment team, enabling us to bring investment experience, knowledge, opportunities and insight to our clients and projects.

Strategic Development

We work in partnership with a range of sector bodies including Sport England, National Governing Bodies, Active Partnerships, Local Authorities (local and national government) and large infrastructure charities such as The Football Foundation and London Marathon Foundation.

Our support has included:

  • Design and development of capacity building programmes to support a network of clubs and organisations.
  • Developing tools and resources to support such programmes including:
    • Sport specific club health check “diagnostic tools” and supporting toolkits to help review organisational capacity and capability and create focused development plans.
    • Workshops and peer networking and learning events.
    • One to one support and guidance for a cohort of clubs.
  • Developing innovative facility model initiatives to help network clubs secure greater access to facilities, enhancing participation, financial sustainability, and impact.
  • Working with a network of clubs to review joint needs, strategic opportunities, and ways of improving partnerships.
  • Strategic facility reviews to assess need, operational and financial performance, income generation opportunities and how to enhance impact.
Strategic projects

Enterprise and Facility Development

Our experienced and passionate team provide a range of services to clients to help them develop and unlock opportunities. We’ve helped organisations develop their capability and capacity, which enables them to develop new or existing facilities, deliver new activities or services, or improve what they currently do to be more resilient and impactful.

Services include:

  • Market research and needs analysis.
  • Community and Stakeholder engagement.
  • Feasibility studies and business case review.
  • Business planning and financial forecasting.
  • Management and operational reviews.
  • Governance support including guidance on legal and governance structures.
  • Funding and investment readiness development.
  • Funding applications and investment.

Our sports and enterprise advisory expertise is supplemented by unique insights and networks in funding, impact investment, community asset transfer and community asset development.

Facility development projects

Funding opportunities

Community Ownership Fund

Community Ownership Fund (COF) is a £150m government fund that exists to help communities across the UK to take ownership of community assets at risk of closure.

Sporting Assets are part of a consortium serving as the official delivery partner to the Department for Levelling up Housing and Communities to offer advice and in-depth support to community groups applying to the fund, leading on sports and leisure projects.

Community Ownership Fund

Work with us

To discuss a project, idea or partnership opportunity contact us.


+44 (0)20 3637 2924

Head office: W106 Vox Studios,
1-45 Durham Street, London SE11 5JH

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