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June Newsletter

Since our launch, we've received much interest in our services and have been hard at work identifying how sport clubs can grow the value of their work within their communities. With this, we've identified a number of funds we can assist clubs in applying for and have also been undertaking new qualifications that can help us determine clubs true social value within their communities. Find out more in this month's newsletter.

Comic Relief - Communities and Sport for Change Fund

Comic Relief are seeking funding proposals which use sport as a catalyst for change, helping people to do two key things:

  • Take ownership: feel part of increasingly inclusive and cohesive communities.
  • Feel empowered: to identify and solve the social issues affecting their communities.

Typical problems might be anti-social behaviour, unemployment, older people feeling isolated or a lack of community cohesion.

The project will need to do the following:

  • Involve the community throughout.
  • Address a problem or social need.
  • Use sport and physical activity as an agent to make change

If you'd like assistance forming an application and going through this process with Club Development Scotland, please get in touch with us.

Social Return on Investment Practitioner Training 

We last month attended Social Value's 'Social Return on Investment' (SROI) practitioner training through 'Social Value'. With this new ILM qualification, we are able to assist clubs in determining their true social value to their communities.

Through an intricate process, SROI allows organisations to measure their extra-financial value (i.e., environmental and social value not currently reflected in conventional financial accounts) relative to the initial investment.

You can use a SROI report to assess the performance of an investment against your objectives and as a management tool to guide resource allocation and improve performance

If you're interested in speaking further to us about this and engaging on a SROI process of your own, please get in touch.

The Comic Relief fund is taking applications between 19 May 2016 to midday 11 July 2016.
We offer advice and guidance in best preparing funding applications
Visit now for more information on our services

Club Development Scotland at Places and Spaces for Health and Wellbeing

We are delighted to have been invited to speak at Impact Engagement's 'Places and Spaces for Health and Wellbeing' Conference on the 7th of June. We'll be presenting our work and how we're helping sport clubs become more community focused and active in delivering social benefit. 

It has been widely recognised that sufficient green spaces for sport and recreation has a significant impact on the health of Scotland’s people, and that action is required to create sufficent healthy environments for our population which are also safe and nurturing for children and young people. Through our aim of creating healthy and sustainable sport clubs which opportunity in the interests of their communities, we sought to assist clubs in identifying and applying for funding which can help grow community assets, such as 3G surfaces. 

We look forward to sharing a stage with members of Sport Scotland, Play Scotland and Transport Scotland. Details of the event can be found on Impact Engagement's website.


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