Need a buisness plan that works?
Extensive experience creating business plans for all kinds of projects
£35m of Sport leisure and community projects delivered.
25+ years experiance
Experienced in securing Lottery, Trust and Foundation, Social Investment, Government and European Grants.
Check out our services if you need help
Our services are designed to provide help with funding and projects by supporting organisations who want to make their community better. Our experience means we are able to offer high-quality consultancy services. Our services are detailed below and we work right across the UK mainland.
Confused and not sure what to do next? Check out our services below,
We provide whatever help with funding and projects you need!
Business case’s and feasibility studies
Our aim is to ensure your project gets off to a great start. We will help you establishing early on that a strong case exists; if your idea is likely to be well received by funders and if it is financially viable.
Community engagement and consultation
Effective consultation is key to knowing what people think and want. This kind of research can, however, be hard to get right without some expert help. Using an external specialist such as Heaward Solutions also adds credibility to your research.
Funding bid preparation and review
Whether you need a small grant of less than £10,000 or something larger, we can write your funding bids for you. Alternatively, if you want to prepare your own bid, we can check it over and help fine-tune it before submission.
With our help, you can develop an attractive sponsorship proposal and identify then effectively target those businesses most likely to be interested.
Crowdfunding is one of the most exciting new developments in fundraising. However, many crowdfunding campaigns fail because people don’t understand how to market and promote them effectively. We understand how to make Crowdfunding work and can help you to unlock its huge potential.
Sports facility development
We have lots of experience of what works and what doesn’t. We can provide support and guidance as you work to create your new sport, leisure or community facility. This includes helping to identify and resolve complex sports-based planning permission challenges.
Project planning and delivery
Helping to make sure that your project is well designed and smoothly delivered.
Providing help for sports organisations to develop and set out a clear financial model. This is essential to ensuring that funders understand how a project will be sustainable.
Award submissions and bids
One of our unique specialisms is preparing high-quality bids for the awards issued by ACES Europe. To date, we have been responsible for UK two city’s winning designation as European City of Sport.
We can provide help for sports, leisure and community organisations to deliver safe and effective events, right from bidding to secure a major national or international event, through to ensuring that events of whatever size are properly planned and managed
We have the skills to deliver a wide range of complex projects such as:
- service reviews,
- strategy updates,
- operational quality system reviews,
- facility programme reviews and design,
- customer satisfaction audits.
- Mystery shopper reviews.
We know that running any gym can be tough, especially independent gyms. We can offer help with funding and projects to help ensure your gym is a success. This includes helping you plan for your business, launch new sites, maximise membership, and stay up to date with key trends.
Community Asset Transfer (CAT) support
Our experience can help you navigate the complicated process of taking over the operation of a public sector asset or service.
Youth sport and inclusion
Engaging young people can be hard, especially if your goal is to reach those who are most at risk or excluded. Drawing upon our experience we provide help for sports projects which are working with challenging young people.
Use our experience to help you develop effective tenders that maximise your prospects of winning work or being commissioned by the public sector.
Marketing and media relations
We can help you deal with the media, get your message across and where appropriate drive up sales.
We can design training to meet your needs and deliver this at a time and place that works for you. Training can occur at your venue or as part of a conference or somewhere else to suit your needs. If required we can even find and book a suitable venue. Workshops can vary in length from 30 minutes right through to several days depending on your requirements. Working with our partner Edenfield, we can even look at developing nationally accredited training if this is required.
We offer help with funding and projects to community organisations.
Get in touch to discuss what we can do for you!