The Club Development Scotland newsletter is a monthly newsletter produced to support community sport groups in achieving their aims and objectives through the facilitation of best practice and services.

November Newsletter | Help Us Map Community Asset Transfers in Scotland

Welcome to our November newsletter, 

If you're new to our newsletter, please take a little time to look through the resources, funding information and news we share on a monthly basis.  

In this month's edition, we're asking if you can help us map Community Asset Transfers (CATs) in Scotland. 

A CAT occurs when a public sector body, usually a local authority, passes on the management and/or ownership of a facility to a community group (such as a sports club).

Club Development Scotland are keen to map instances where sports clubs have undertaken CATs in Scotland. This is to help clubs understand the circumstances which have led to CATs taking place and to share best practice, supporting other clubs on the journey.

If your club/organisation has undertaken a sport-related CAT, or know of any clubs/organisations that have done so, please fill in this Google form and we will start to populate an open-source map on our website.

As always, please do get in touch if we can help the development of your club via our services, including support with club lotteries, incorporation, community asset transfers, gift aid, membership and payment systems and more. 

Best wishes,

The CDS Team

Funding Opportunities

Here are some funding opportunities your club may want to consider applying to. If you're looking for support with your fundraising, get in touch.

Clubs and teams like you have raised £4 million with easyfundraising

Did you know that you could be raising free donations every time you and your supporters shop online with easyfundraising?

The shop or site pays easyfundraising a percentage of what the shopper spends and easyfundraising turn that into the donation, so it doesn't cost anyone a penny extra.

Easyfundraising has helped clubs and teams like yours raise over £4 million in FREE donations. This extra funding is helping cover the cost of new kit, equipment, running costs and so much more!

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Co-op Food Fund

The Co-op Food Fund aims to support organisations or projects that provide access to food and sustainable solutions to food poverty in Scotland.

  • Easy access to nutritious food and balanced means to those on a limited budget
  • Education and learning on low cost meal solutions, limiting food waste and shopping smartly
  • Support to future generations by prioritising the wellbeing of children and young people struggling with food insecurity
  • Provide locally delivered food programmes for vulnerable communities and which help address food insecurity and its impacts

Grants between £1,000 and 5,000 are available

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Resources For Your Club

The importance of social return on investment

How beneficial can football be for an individual, a community or even a country? This is something the UEFA GROW SROI (social return on investment) model is attempting to answer. 


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Scottish FA introduce Grassroots Discrimination Reporting Tool

The Scottish FA has launched a new Grassroots Discrimination Reporting Online Tool as part of their continued commitment for Scottish football to be representative and reflective of the country’s demographic.

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What We're Reading

Here's a selection of stories from our world and beyond. Simply click the picture to read the full story. 

Largest study of voluntary organisations reveals devastating financial impacts of Covid-19

The first results from the new Covid-19 Voluntary Sector Impact Barometer show that 2 in 5 (39%) charities and community groups are now reporting a deteriorating financial situation.

£5 million for social prescribing to tackle the impact of COVID-19

The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) has been awarded £5 million in funding to support people to stay connected and maintain their health and wellbeing following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Clubs Face Threat of 'Extinction' - Chiles

Broadcaster Adrian Chiles has warned that many community-based youth groups and sports clubs face “a clear and present danger of extinction” unless something is urgently done to support them through the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Social value will be part of sport’s new norm"

Post-crisis, the social value of sport is anticipated to extend beyond just the participation element and become more important across the piece. Federations, clubs, sponsors, broadcasters and hosts should all have an interest in sport for social good as it becomes part of our new norm.

How We Can Help Your Club

What We're Doing

We're delighted to be working with Bowls Scotland in November to help deliver three workshops on:

- Legal Structures for your Sports Club

- Funding for your Club

- Community Asset Transfers

Find out how we can help your club with these by getting in touch. 

Club Development Scotland

Supporters Direct Scotland, 118 North Main Street, Carronshore, Falkirk, FK2 8HR

01324 602 640