We supported three not for profit, unincorporated amateur football leagues in Blackburn and East Lancashire with an initial feasibility study. The three leagues had come together as an action group to lobby the council on the state of football pitches in the area.
The initial feasibility study helped the group to assess how they could successfully cooperate together to take ownership of and manage local council owned football sites.
Following the initial feasibility study, we supported the group with their formation as ELFDA, a Community Benefit Society, and the business planning and development work required to deliver the project.
ELFDA has now taken ownership of 7 local football pitches via a community assets transfer, raised finance circa £435,000 to renovate them, and has started operating the pitches with excellent early feedback.