Sustainable sport for communities…Utopia or reality?

This is the title of the presentation given by Linda Macdonald, Senior Development Officer, The Robertson Trust at the Power of Sport conference. That takes place on 15th June 2016 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh and focuses on how Scotland’s community sports providers can benefit their communities and increase their impact.

Recent years have seen a growing drive for organisations such as community sports clubs to achieve sustainability. But what does this look like in practice and is it a realistic goal for community based organisations delivering sports? The Robertson Trust have been working within community sport for nearly ten years with a particular interest in supporting the development of sport as a tool for change within communities.

Their most recent work has been investigating ways of supporting community based sports organisations to become more sustainable. Senior Development Officer, Linda Macdonald will discuss their findings from this work and highlight some of the key factors that can increase the likelihood of organisations achieving sustainability.

The Robertson Trust is Scotland’s largest independent funder having made awards in excess of £19m to charities across Scotland over the last year . Linda is the organisation’s lead officer on their sports programmes. She has a background in establishing and supporting growth within third sector organisations, facility management and community development.

For further information contact Svend Elkjaer at Sports Marketing Network, email svend@smnuk.com or call 01423 326 660.

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