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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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.

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.