Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund

Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund
The Robertson Trust
August 2014

Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities is a £1m Fund established with £500k of Scottish Government 2014 Legacy Funds and £500k from The Robertson Trust.  The overarching goal of the Fund is to support more sports social enterprises to be able to own and/or manage facilities and deliver sustainable services which meet the needs of their communities.


Strand 2 of the Fund offers sports social enterprises the opportunity to apply for up to £30,000 of support towards the direct costs of employing a Business Development Officer,  or similar post, with the aim of developing the organisation, its services and its financial sustainability through the adoption of a social enterprise model.  


Applications are invited from sports social enterprises which are at an early stage of considering how to make their community facility and/or services more sustainable.


In addition to delivering sporting activities, applicants must also be able to demonstrate that they are seeking to make a wider difference in their community through their work.   Making a difference in areas including health and well-being, employment and education are key aims of the Scottish Government’s Legacy ambitions in addition to a primary aim of getting more people active.


This programme will deliver a package of support to successful applicant organisations.  This means that in addition to receiving direct funding for a position, successful applicants will also benefit from a range of development support which will include including mentoring, coaching, training and networking opportunities.


A detailed programme overview is available here.


The closing date for application is Wednesday 8th October 2014.