Sporting Assets is a pioneering and multi-talented social enterprise offering a wide range of bespoke advisory services to benefit and support sporting communities, governing bodies and Local Authorities. We have a team of experienced professionals, who all excel in their given fields and innovate to meet changing trends in Government policies, Local Authority budgets, and sources of finance. Here are some of our key services.
SPORTS ASSETS OWNERSHIP
There has been a major increase in community Asset Transfers, with political encouragement and specialist bodies supporting both Local Authorities and community groups. We believe innovative, exciting and sustainable solutions can be delivered for owning and managing precious sports facilities.
If communities have more control over their sporting assets then new sustainable methods of getting people to play sport will follow. Sporting Assets can help Local Authorities and sports communities identify the buildings, land and sports facilities that could be transferred as sustainable assets.
Our expert practitioners in sports & business development and community finance will then facilitate the transaction, supporting all parties involved so that costs are kept manageable and helping to deliver any associated facility development. Our comprehensive specialist service includes innovative structuring solutions, legal incorporation, business planning, training and capacity building, raising finance and perhaps, most importantly of all, encouragement and continuous support.
A wide range of options now are available for sporting communities to raise significant levels of funding in the UK, including routes such as grant schemes, loan finance, impact investment, community shares or crowdfunding, and using tax reliefs. Sporting Assets has developed bespoke funding strategies that provide us with unique insights into sporting communities and the finances available to them, which in turn allow us to deliver innovative financing structures and solutions for our clients and partners.
Our team brings together complementary skills in raising finance, combining expert knowledge of private and social finance with a specialist knowledge in grants, fundraising, community finance plus private finance methods that may be adopted in the community sector.
Our team’s track record includes: building and managed sport funding programmes of a value of £20 million whilst at Sport England; establishing the Supporters Direct Community Shares Unit, which secured over £2.5 million of investment in its initial two years via community share offers; and projects that have raised over £15 million in social investment.
Even if you feel you do not have the funds please contact us for an initial chat, as we can often secure third party funding to pay for our support and can offer flexible methods of structuring payment, including via success fees.
SPORTS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Sporting Assets work is designed to give you all that you need to drive your business forward. Our consultants have worked with public and health authorities, and well-known charities and social enterprises to undertake feasibility studies, measure social impact, build consortia, market testing of new ideas, undertake business plans and deliver growth.
This service is not exclusively focused on helping new projects grow. If you have an existing social enterprise, charity or community organisation we can work with you to stimulate growth and deliver maximum social impact. Our experience and understanding of the opportunities and challenges that community and social enterprises face places us at the cutting edge of growth support.
We spend time getting to know your organisation, ensuring we understand your sector and how you work.