South Bristol Sports Centre
South Bristol Sports Centre required a means of generating a sustainable revenue stream
To build six new football pitches and improve maintenance of key areas in order to generate more income and increase the overall resources of the centre thus providing greater opportunities to reach out to the local community
Bristol and Bath Regional Capital (BBRC) supported South Bristol Sports Centre (SBSC) in raising £938,000, successfully funding six new football pitches in addition to repairs and maintenance required to existing areas of the centre
Overall revenue for the centre was increased by 17% between August 2016 and August 2017 and 150% more income was generated through the new football pitches. This generated more funding to reach out to groups within the local community to improve social cohesion and help promote active lifestyles. SBSC was able to successfully increase involvement in programmes that catered to the over 50’s, those with physical and mental disabilities and young people within areas considered to be amongst the top 10% deprived areas as a consequence of being able to generate sustainable revenue through the investments that were made.
“Without the professional expertise and extensive business connections of BBRC we would have struggled to raise the specialist funding needed to develop this vital and much-used community resource. Our new state-of-the-art football courts, with FIFA 2016 approved surfaces, provide the people of South Bristol with a fantastic sports centre that we can all feel extremely proud of” Mike Innes, Chair of SBSC,
Finally a quality school holiday football camp in South Bristol. The facility is my child’s dream come true and the affordable cost and professional coaches make this exactly what us parents needed. Thank you. Kelly (Jake’s mum)