Our work across the statutory sector includes Education, Sport and Community Services, Leisure Trusts, Community Regeneration Agencies, sportscotland and National Governing Bodies.
As the traditional delivery arm of community sport in our landscape, we have seen the changes that have occurred in recent years through reducing budgets creating a challenge for local authority officers and how they deliver in their communities.
Partnership working and delivery through Third Sector are now at the forefront of how many services will be delivered in the future and particularly with the Community Empowerment Bill it will bring a greater focus on how community sport is delivered.
As consultants who work in the community sport arena, we believe that good partnership working and financial sustainability through a robust capital and revenue plan has to be in place before any asset transfer is considered. We do not see that asset transfer it the utopia for community sport.
We have worked for many statutory sector organisations and have a full understanding of how community sport and education sectors operate through our involvement in Facility and Pitch Strategies, development of Community Use of Schools Guidance for sportscotland, supported PPP1 and PPP2 schools programme, advised NGB’s and been involved with major National projects.
With the challenges facing local authorities and with an unprecedented housing demand there is an opportunity for community sport to address its challenges if the voice of the community is heard early enough in the process. We can engage your community and help you get the strategy right, enabling planning contributions and Section 75 agreements to achieve the best for sport in your community.
We offer the following services:
- Sports Facility and Pitches Strategy
- Community engagement and consultation
- Feasibility Studies
- Facility audits
- Business Planning
- Options appraisals
- Strategic planning
- Development of Design Briefs
- Enabling and facilitating between Local Authorities and community organisations
- Asset transfer advice and delivery
- Facilitation and Mentoring of Community Sports Club Development
- Project coordination
- Sports Development Planning and Strategy
- Funding Strategies and Solutions
- Sport and Social Enterprise Development
- Project Monitoring and Evaluation
- Club skill audits
- Business Planning workshops
Pictures – Helix, Inverclyde, Campbeltown pitch, North Lanarkshire schools, Commonwealth Games, National Hockey Centre
Their knowledge and skills were impressive and valuable, their style is professional, informed and is coupled with a warm, friendly, supportive and humorous approach
They bring a strength in experience and independence in their views. PMR have worked alongside East Lothian Council colleagues in supporting the Council in its £4.8m facility Legacy Plans. Their support and role in this development has without doubt enhanced the delivery of the project.
Their ability to engage communities in meaningful discussion that is not possible for local authorities is just one of their unique strengths, but one which creates trust, belief and commitment in a project.
Their ability to interpret a client’s aspirations and test them in the community as well as with national agencies, governing bodies of sport and most importantly funders, to produce tangible plans and strategies to get things done.
I find their ability to understand communities and respond to individuals needs always leads to ‘reaching the unreachable’ and bringing the very best out of every situation they work with always to the benefit of community sport. My team gained practical tools which will enable them to take into their working day.
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