Sporting Assets is a leading sports and social investment advisor. We are an employee owned social enterprise with the mission to grow a resilient and impactful community sports sector.
Sporting Assets supports organisations to deliver sustainable community businesses with a focus on sport by helping them to take ownership of facilities, develop new ones or create or diversify revenue streams.
Find out more at www.sportingassets.co.uk
Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. We put people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.
We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Every year we invest over £650 million and award around 12,000 grants across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
Since June 2004 we have awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.
Big Society Capital
Big Society Capital is a financial institution with a social mission, set up to build the social investment market in the UK, so that charities and social enterprises can access appropriate repayable finance to enable them to grow, become more sustainable and increase their impact on society. It is doing this by building a diverse social investment market: encouraging investors to lend or invest money to achieve a social as well as a financial return.
Since it was set up as an independent organisation in 2012, Big Society Capital has invested over £270 million in specialist organisations who lend to charities and social enterprises.
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Access – The Foundation for Social Investment exists to bridge the gap between charities and social enterprises and social investors. Access does this through two main programmes: the Growth Fund which blends grants from Big Lottery Fund and loans from Big Society Capital and is focused on enabling the provision of the simple and affordable investment products that charities and social enterprises tell us they need; and the capacity building programme, which provides charities and social enterprises with the support they need to get ready to take on investment.