Lewes Community Football Club is an English football club based in Lewes, East Sussex, who play at The Dripping Pan stadium. The men’s first team are members of the Isthmian League Premier Division, and the ladies first team are members of the FA Women’s Championship.
Sporting Assets worked with Lewes CFC between 2013 and 2015 to help the club develop a business plan and secure finance for a £630,000 3G multi use sports pitch.
The full amount was raised by a blend of financing methods, including £220,000 raised by a community share offer with the subscribers receiving 30% tax relief.
Key partners who were engaged in the overall scheme were Lewes District Council, Lewes Town Council, Sussex Football Association and East Sussex County Council plus several local schools.
The 3G pitch is now operational, providing a high quality facility for the Lewes CFC teams and local sports and community groups to utilise.