We are able to provide a range of other services as detailed below:
Community asset transfer
Community asset transfer was introduced by the Government a few years ago and provides a chance for groups to apply to move the responsibility for managing public assets from Local Authorities to communities. It can offer a great way for groups to take control but it is not without its challenges or risks. Our team can help groups navigate this beneficial, but often complex process.
We aim to provide the help you need. This includes sharing our insight so you avoid costly mistakes. Our experience includes the transfer of public buildings including sports facilities and other services such as playing fields.
Once transfer is complete we can also help you secure rate relief, grants and other funding to help run and improve your new facility.
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Youth sport and inclusion
Not every young person wants to go to a traditional sports club. More often than not those who don’t are the young people that their parents and the wider community have the greatest concerns about. Providing other services and opportunities that this group of young people want can be tough. But with the right advice and funding this is still possible. This kind of project are also often very popular with local residents and the wider community and can help reconnect young people with their community.
We have created several major projects working with challenging young people. These include the UK’s largest StreetGames programme, as well as innovative, award winning projects such as the Stoke-on-Trent Closing the Gap Programme. This ensures that we are well placed to advise on this complex topic, one which is often right at the heart of community needs.
In the past we have helped groups such as community centres use sport as a tool to support and engage at-risk and socially-excluded young people and tackle issues of antisocial behaviour.
We want to work with you to make your area a better place for everyone!
Each year millions of pounds are spent by the public sector, however, many business feel that these contracts are ‘out of their reach’ due to the complex public purchasing rules involved. Our experience of procuring public services and letting public contracts gives us valuable insights. We can use this experience to cut through the nonsense and help you increase your chances of winning work.
Marketing and media relations
After many years working in the sport, leisure and community sector we have gained lots of marketing and public relations experience. We can draw on this to help you get your key messages across, and where required drive up sales. We can help with:
- Developing evidence based marketing plans and campaigns,
- Dealing with the media, including print, television and radio,
- Designing and managing social media campaigns,
- Creating effective press releases,
- Producing web sites, ads and flyers.
We can build training programmes to meet your groups needs. Training can vary from a quick introduction right through to a multi-day courses for several people.
We also deliver training in an easily understood and fun interactive workshop style. This works well at events and conferences, recently we have done this for organisations including governing bodies of sport.
Training is always tailored to your needs. Topics can include:
- Drafting smaller funding applications,
- Securing sponsorship,
- Developing projects,
- Key steps in developing new sports facilities.
In every case, we are also happy to provide follow up advice and support to those who attend training we deliver.
We also have partners who specialise in the delivery of accredited training covering: First Aid; Child Protection; Mental Health Awareness; Health and Safety; and Customer Care.
Contact us to find out more about these and our other services