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Sportscotland's Club Resources

Sportscotland's Help for Clubs, provides helpful information for clubs including marketing, governance, funding and roles & responsibilities.

Registering a sport club - useful links

Sports clubs can register as one of the following, each has it's own benefits.  

Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) scheme was created in order to distinguish between sports clubs and businesses for the purposes of business rates and taxes to help ensure that sports clubs are treated fairly and money stays within sport. 

 
Registered Charity, to be a registered charity in Scotland, an organisation must register with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) having met the charity test


The Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) is a new legal form for charities registered in Scotland. The SCIO provides another option for bodies wishing to register as charities.

Governance & Legal Structures - useful links

Voluntary Action Scotland is the national organisation for local third sector infrastructure. 

Glasgow Council for Voluntary Sector is the main development agency and advocate for voluntary and community organisations in Glasgow.

Community Enterprise in Scotland are a leading authority in the social enterprise sector.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations offer online advice to help identify the right legal structure with a range of templates available.

Senscot Legal provides affordable support in legal matters to the social enterprise community and wider third sector in Scotland.

Firstport support new social enterprises during start up with issues such as choosing a legal structure, developing and strengthening a business model, writing a business plan and cash flow projections.  

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

sportscotland's Help for Clubs provides a briefing paper on how new changes in GDPR will affect clubs. It also gives guidance on how clubs can prepare for the changes & useful templates.

Asset Transfer - useful links

The Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) delivered by the Development Trusts Association Scotland support the sustainable transfer of assets (land or buildings) into community ownership.

Mentoring - useful links

Sported support organisations by providing business resources and financial assistance, so that they can concentrate on doing what they do best - improving the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport.

Senscot support Social Enterprise Networks across Scotland offering peer support, resource sharing and much more.

Pilotlight match directors from charities and social enterprises with teams of senior business people and facilitate a year long engagement to plan for sustainability, development and growth.

Safeguarding - useful links

Safeguarding in Sport is a partnership between Children 1st and sportscotland. Children 1st work with governing bodies of sport, local authority sports/leisure departments, leisure trusts and sports clubs.

Disclosures & PVG - useful links

Most National Governing Bodies will have guidance polices and procedures regarding PVG – contact them first to discuss your club needs.

Volunteer Scotland - Disclosure Services provide a free service in which we enrol your organisation, assess roles/positions, process your PVG applications for both volunteers and paid staff and provide on-going advice and guidance via our website and helpline.

Sports Council for Glasgow can assist their members with PVG and disclosure applications.


Disclosure Types
, learn more about the different types of checks available. 


Gift Aid - useful links

Claiming Gift Aid, registered charities and community amateur sports club (CASC) can claim back 25p every time an individual donates £1 to your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC). 
 

Gift Aid Toolkit which could help scores of Scotland’s community sports clubs generate thousands of pounds by claiming Gift Aid.

 

 

 

Managing Volunteers - useful links

Glasgow Sport's Guide - Recruiting & Keeping Volunteers

Guide with hints and tips for finding and recruiting volunteers to keeping them involved in your community sports club.

 

Training & Courses

Search National Governing Body Coaching Awards, UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) courses, Best Practise workshops & much more.

 

Volunteer Scotland - Guidance & Templates 

Explore a wide range of guidance & templates for organisations engaging with volunteers, including role descriptions, application forms and information on PVG and Disclosures.

 

Sportscotland Resources- Club Volunteer Management

Helpful templates & guides for sport clubs

Contact Us

Glasgow Sport Development Staff have a wealth of experience & knowledge in supporting clubs. Please contact us if you have a question about any of the information provided or would like to get in touch about how we can support your club.