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.

Club Development Scotland August Newsletter

Welcome to our August update.

The following newsletter contains news and updates from the world of community sports clubs including details of our new support for clubs seeking to grow their revenue through grant funding. 

It also features some great research highlighting the impact community sports clubs are having across the country, such as the news grassroots football saves the NHS £43m per year.

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An update of what is happening in our world and beyond.

Club Development Scotland now offer support with grant funding

We're pleased to announce we are now offering clubs the opportunity to benefit from ongoing support with a range of services including:

  • Funding
  • Partnerships
  • Impact
  • Capacity Building
  • Facility Development
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New Research Highlights Benefits of Sports Clubs within local communities

New research from Sported shows young people who are members of a local sports club have:

  • A stronger sense of belonging to their community
  • Greater levels of life satisfaction, happiness & health
  • Greater desire to give back to their community through volunteering
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Grassroots Football Saves NHS £43M Per Year

Grassroots football helps to save the NHS over £43million p/a through reduced GP visits, according to a FA report. The report is based on the largest study commissioned by a UK-based national governing body so far into the social & economic value of sport.

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How To Best Manage Your Club’s Membership and Finances

A recent report found that online communication and open data present significant, under-used recruitment and management potential. Find out how we recommend using platforms to recruit and retain membership in our latest blog

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Funding Opportunities

Seeking funding? Check out these opportunities. Equally, get in touch about the on-going support we can offer your club.

Wee Grants for Wee Groups

The Robertson Trust are supporting smaller charities and community groups who are doing good work in their communities which fits one of our funding strands:

Wee Grants can be from £500-£2,000 and can fully fund or part fund your work. This can include your day to day running costs such as rent or utilities, project costs, sessional staff and items such as equipment or training materials.

Read more and apply

Postcode Community Trust

Postcode Community Trust provides funding for projects in Great Britain relating to the following themes:

  • Improving community health & wellbeing
  • Arts and physical recreation
  • Reducing isolation

There are two funding rounds a year during which eligible organisations can apply. Those successful at Stage 1 progress to Stage 2. If successful at Stage 2, the organisation will receive the total funds  requested in their application.

Read more and apply

New Guidelines Published

Free help and guidance to help you grow a winning club.

Guidance for Trustees

Clubs that achieve charitable status need to comply with charity law with those serving on the board of clubs having certain legal duties as trustees. This guidance outlines some of the requirements of Trustees.

Read our Guidance


Volunteering is a common term in the community club network, but what does it actually mean and who are volunteers? We've produced guidance to help you start up and improve your volunteer offering.

Read our Guidance


Who we've been working with in the past month.

Bayside FC

We've been working with Bayside FC to help them register with HMRC to be able to claim gift aid. 

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Dundee Hawkhill Harriers

Through our partnership with Scottish Athletics, we've been supporting the Harriers with their application for charitable status with OSCR. 

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Club Development Scotland

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