Sporting Capital Loan Fund

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s England’s first social investment fund focused on the sports sector to support the development of community sports organisations and organisations that deliver impact through sport.

Aims/priorities: The Sporting Capital loan fund is England’s
first social investment fund focused on the sports sector to
support the development of community sports organisations and organisations that deliver impact
through sport. The goal is to help these organisations to become sustainable; using the investment
to support the development of new, or retain and expand existing, revenue streams. The loan
funding will be used to help organisations develop new projects, operations and revenue streams.
Whilst every organisation’s needs will differ, it is expected that the funding will be used for projects
and activities such as:
 Equipment to support revenue streams
 Recruitment, training and deployment of staff and volunteers
 Equipment to support business functions, including finance, project management and
governance
 Other operating costs
So, for example, the ‘bricks and mortar’ of a capital redevelopment such as a new roof will not be
funded, but the investment to support a community café (new revenue stream) would be
considered. This could include café kit and equipment, training deployment of new staff and
volunteers, management support to get the café operating and funding towards marketing the new
venture.

Who can apply? Organisations that make a difference, or plan to make a difference, to individuals
or local communities through sport. In addition, these organisations are looking to do this
sustainably by developing existing revenues, or creating new ones, to support their ambitions.
Grant amount: The £3m Sporting Capital Fund provides loan funding of between £50,000 and
£150,000 to eligible projects. The simple, repayable, unsecured loans will be tailored to meet the
needs of each organisation and will be repayable over three to five years.
Application process: Complete the online form to determine how investment ready you are
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 020 3637 8232
Website address: www.sportingcapital.org.uk