Case Studies

Please find details of our current investments below.

Cycle Pathway CIC

Cycle Pathway CIC operate Leeds Urban Bike Park (LUBP), the exciting redevelopment of Middleton Park golf course into a cycling hub that meets the needs of the local community and wider region.

Phase 1 of LUBP opened in December 2017 with a number of cycling trails from progressive mountain bike tracks to BMX and play tracks. More trails will open in Autumn 2018. Supporting the trails is a modern community building providing a range of facilities, including a café, social space, workshop and education facilities.

Through operating LUBP, Cycle Pathway CIC aim to:

  • Increase opportunities for physical and social activity for the local community;
  • Develop employment and volunteering roles through community café, trail maintenance, workshop and coaching activities; and
  • Provide mainstream and alternative education services. 

Sporting Capital have provided a loan of £100,000, with a 18 month repayment holiday to support them in growing and developing their team of full and part time staff and volunteers, and to fund kit and equipment for the community café, education space and workshop.

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Sport for Confidence

Sport for Confidence a unique and innovative organisation utilising Occupational Therapists and sports coaches to deliver physical activity-based interventions to vulnerable adults and marginalised groups. The service operates across Essex and London, collaborating with multiple health, social care and leisure providers to engage more than 2,800 individuals accessing the programmes every month.  

Typical participants include those with learning disabilities, mental health issues, people living with dementia, autism, physical impairment or disability, homelessness, and many other complex health needs. 

In addition to all the physical and mental health benefits associated with physical activity, SFC sessions are also designed to promote wider occupational outcomes including; independence, improves confidence and self-esteem, and enable people to gain the full physical and mental benefits of participation in sport and physical activity. 

Sporting Capital have provided a loan of £100,000 to support the costs associated with growing the organisation’s reach specifically, salary costs for head office staff and working capital.

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Norton Sports Charity

Norton Sports Charity became a charity in 1947 and then a Charitable Company in 2014 consistently with the objective of improving quality of life through promotion of physical and mental well-being. They currently have a major push on improving provision for parasports and have recently become established as a registered parasports hub.  Support for social activities is provided from the community clubhouse. 

Many organisations from the local community are involved in activities including the eight 'Hosted Sports Clubs'. Multi-sport agreements are in place with local schools (using sport facilities, classroom space and the community forest) and a local autism respite centre, Daisy Chain who makes extensive use of the community forest. The clubhouse is a true community hub. The building is also the home for various groups including Norton BoxFit, Norton Sports Golf Society, a weight-loss group and a snooker players group as well as many other organisations from the local community such as a bereavement support group. The charity has recently become a collection point for the local food bank.

Sporting Capital have provided a loan of £100,000 to support the capital renovation costs of the facility. The investment was supported with a grant from Sport England that covered the costs of the loan (interest and fees). This grant was available as part of a pilot, with Norton Sports Charity being the first recipient of the support.

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Street League

Street League believe in the power of sport to enable people to achieve their full potential; sport is a universal language. Sport teaches teamwork, leadership, discipline, and communication – not only beneficial on the pitch or in the dance studio but also essential for the world of work.

Football, as the nation's favourite game, is used to tackle one of the nation's biggest problems, and it really works. Dance, fitness and rugby have been introduced to broaden the social impact and diversity and allowing young people the freedom to express themselves in different ways.

Street League operates in 14 regions across the UK with the sport for employment programmes running in 38 local communities. The 10-12-week long programmes support unemployed 16-24-year olds to learn the key skills, gain the necessary qualifications and work experience to move into a sustainable job or further training.

Sporting Capital have provided investment of £150,000 which will allow additional resources and capabilities to be brought into the organisation to enable Street League to work with more young people and grow specifically the wellbeing services they offer.

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Sporting Age

Sporting Age is a digital platform that supports the physical literacy development of young people.

The digital platform uses data from a series of benchmarking tests to produce stage-appropriate PE lesson plans that ensure schoolchildren are being taught at the correct level in PE and sport. Through ongoing CPD, stage-appropriate lesson plans and accurate reporting, teachers are also supported, improving lessons and increasing confidence in the delivery of PE classes.

Increasing physical activity is seen as a key component to tackling the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, which has serious implications for not only physical health, but wider issues such as poor psychological and emotional health, poor sleep, bullying and reduced educational attainment. Sporting Age has been developed to offer a package to schools which develops all pupil’s key physical foundation skills, enabling them to successfully engage in PE and sport, establishing a lifelong relationship with physical activity.

Sporting Capital has provided an investment of £75,000 to allow additional resources and capabilities to be brought into the organisation to enable Sporting Age to commercialise their proven product, grow user numbers and launch in new locations.

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Hull FC Community Foundation

The Hull FC Community Foundation is the official charity of Hull FC and delivers a range of projects under the four key principles - Participation, Education, Health and Social Inclusion.

Sport and Rugby League has the unique ability to raise spirits and unite different ages, sexes, ethnicities and socio-economic groups in a shared passion and the Hull FC Foundation looks to improve the lives of over 40,000 people every single year.

Sporting Capital have provided an investment of £50,000 to help the Foundation to expand the services they offer in schools.

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Tumble Gymnastics and Activity Centre CIC

Tumble Gymnastics and Activity Centre is a new organisation that operates a facility which intends to unify the local community providing physical activity and wellbeing for everyone. Tumble aims to help people of all ages to be physically active, either through gymnastics or through the use of the community fitness gym.

Sporting Capital have provided an investment of £150,000 to help Tumble open the new dedicated facility.

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If you are unsure if your idea or project is what we are looking for, please get in touch, we would be happy to talk to you.