Direct club investment

In late 2011, sportscotland published the club sport framework – a route map to support the development of world class club sport.  Now, in line with that publication, we are putting the finishing touches to a holistic support package which will help aid and develop sport clubs across the country.

The new package offers a range of options – some are new and some are improved versions of existing programmes – and they are all open to clubs of all sorts and sizes. The one thing local sport clubs need to have to take advantage of these is a commitment to develop.

‘Direct club investment’ is a new and additional component of sportscotland’s investment in club sport. This funding stream compliments our existing club investment: Awards for All, sportsmatch and the Sports Facility Fund. Direct club investment is unique as it offers investment to support club development over a period of 2-4 years, giving the club time to embed significant developmental change. In 2013/14 sportscotland will, through this funding stream, directly invest in around 50 local sport clubs that are committed to significantly developing their club.

Below you will find a copy of the briefing note on this, along with business case guidance and the business case form. If you have any queries, please contact

Briefing note

Business case guidance

Direct club investment business case form

  • Date published: 10 April 2013
  • Date updated: 01 October 2015
  • Published by: sportscotland