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.

Join us for a free sponsorship for your sports club masterclass webinar

Welcome to our December newsletter, 

Last week we were delighted to announce details of our first-ever webinar 'masterclass' in which we'll be discussing sponsorship for your sports club. 

Delivered in partnership with SNAP Sponsorship, this webinar (14th January 2021) will examine how community sports clubs can attract vital income through sponsorship. The webinar will walk attendees through Snap Sponsorship’s platform, provide practical suggestions on attracting sponsors and highlight some successful case studies from clubs in Scotland.

We are putting this newsletter out a little early this month because we're well aware Black Friday represents a prime opportunity for clubs in Scotland to raise some vital funds. With that in mind, we've pulled together a guide on 4 ways you can maximise your supporters' online spend. 

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

Grant Funding

Clubs can look to raise significant capital for funding through their own independent fundraising methods but often there are funders who support community projects and may make suitable funding partners for your project.

Here are some of the newest funds your club may be eligible to apply for.

If you're looking for support with your fundraising, get in touch.

Silverhill Trust

Objectives of the Silverhill Trust are to promote the mental, physical and social development of young people in the UK, especially those in poor circumstances (the trustees generally regard young people as being under the age of 21).

How much can you apply for? Grants ranged from £3,000 to £20,000. The trustees policy is to make several large donations rather than many small ones.

Who can apply? The funder has not provided details of any exclusions.

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Chance to Connect (Opening Soon)

Chance to Connect supports projects working in the areas of community development and citizenship, helping develop strong young adults. Examples of projects or activities aimed at young people they may fund include:  community based leisure and sporting programmes & local youth clubs and recreational activities

How much can you apply for? ÂŁ25,000 (ÂŁ14,754 is the average award)

Who can apply? Charities registered in Scotland

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Fundraising is an important aspect of any club's success. Check out some ways you can raise valuable income here. If you're looking for support with your fundraising, get in touch.

Clubs like you have raised ÂŁ4 million with easyfundraising

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

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 raise over ÂŁ4 million in FREE donations. This extra funding is helping cover the cost of new kit, equipment and so much more!

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SNAP Sponsorship Support

We have partnered with SNAP Sponsorship to make it easier for clubs to find, manage & grow sponsorships.

SNAP helps clubs promote their opportunities to a wider audience while sharing best practices when it comes to negotiating and securing sponsorship, all within one easy-to-use platform.

Plus, right now you can benefit from one month free. Simply use the promo code "clubdevelopmentscotland" at checkout and enjoy 12 months of support for the price of 11 (+ keep 100% of your sponsorship)

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Clubs like you have raised ÂŁ4 million with easyfundraising

Similarly to Easy Fundraising, Top Cashback is cashback site. There’s no join fee and no catches so whenever you visit an online store via your Top Cashback account, you can be earning your club valuable funds.

What’s more, if you’ve friends and family who want to buy something from a shop but don’t want a Top Cashback account then simply email them one of a Top Cashback link via your account and the club will earn the referral fee. 

There’s a huge range of merchants on the site including Soccer Box, Kitbag, Nike, Sports Direct and JD sports.

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Our Club Lotto

Small club lotteries are a powerful and sustainable way for organisations to raise funds for their core activities or larger projects.

However, running a club lottery is time-consuming and has to be done properly. Our Club Lotto can provide the easy, low risk and low administration solution to the normally costly and time-consuming process of setting up and running a local lottery for your club.

Decades of experience in administration, commercial operation and technical knowhow of local lotteries is combined to support your fundraising activities on a bespoke Our Club Lotto portal.


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Resources For Your Club

4 Ways Your Club Can Raise Funds This Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday reign supreme when it comes to grabbing great value deals. Originally a single day and now a month-spanning deal frenzy, you can get technology, games, gym kit, trainers and so much more at a price that you’re actually willing to pay.

This year, retailers won’t be holding back on their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. So make sure your club is ready to earn some valuable income from supporters. Here’s everything you need to know.


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TFN's Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise is out now!

Third Force New’s Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2020/21 is out now – and you can read it here!

In it, a group of experts from across the sector look at how we work in the face of the pandemic – and offer all sorts of advice for a range of related topics, from home working, to Zoom meetings, to looking after mental health.

The publication is packed with advice and information to help both staff and organisations to survive - and thrive!


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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. 

James Anderson Nominated for Fan of the Year

James Anderson has been nominated by FIFA for their FIFA Fan Award, after his generosity in supporting Scottish football, this year.

Dundee United Community Trust’s work earns Europe-wide recognition as Tangerines receive prestigious Uefa award

Dundee United have received a prestigious award from European football governing body Uefa for their work in the community.

Munster's €1.7m spend on coaching worth €30m in social value

For every euro invested in coaching Gaelic games in Munster in 2019, there was a return of almost €17.

That was the headline finding in the latest analysis of investment and return in coaching and games development in the province, conducted by Repucon Consulting, who used Social Return On Investment (SROI) methodology to come to their conclusions.

How We Can Help Your Club

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