Club Capital has been formed through a pioneering partnership between British Gymnastics and Sporting Assets, and is funded by British Gymnastics, Sport England, Big Society Capital and the Bank Workers Charity.
British Gymnastics is the UK governing body for gymnastics. We exist to help gymnasts of every level to amaze themselves and others.
By leading, supporting and inspiring everyone involved in the sport, we strive to create safe, welcoming and rewarding experiences through our continued investment in the people, places and activity programmes that enable gymnasts to shine.
We are passionate about ensuring a lasting legacy for gymnastics and creating more opportunities for people to take part, working closely with our community of members and partners who make it all possible.
Sporting Assets is the UK’s leading advisor to Community Sports Clubs and Sport for Social Impact organisations, working to support, sustain and grow healthy and resilient communities with sport and physical activity at their heart. Through our projects and with our investment, we empower local communities to take responsibility for their local sports assets, to create new enterprises and tailor their services for local needs.
Sport England is a public body and invests up to £300 million National Lottery and government money each year in projects and programmes that help people get active and play sport. We want everyone in England, regardless of age, background, or level of ability, to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity.
That’s why a lot of our work is specifically focused on helping people who do no, or very little, physical activity and groups who are typically less active – like women, disabled people and people on lower incomes.
Big Society Capital
Big Society Capital is the UK’s leading social impact investor. We unite capital, expertise and ideas to improve people’s lives. Working with expert partners, we seek to understand people’s needs first. Then, using our knowledge and capital, we collaborate and invest with fund managers who also want to create a better, sustainable future.
They, and the social enterprises and charities they invest in, create the impact. Our role is to bring the most relevant experts from our network to the table, generating ideas and connecting capital to where it’s most needed. With the others who have invested alongside us, we have made nearly £2 billion of new capital available to help improve lives.
We want to give more people and communities the chance to have an impact on the issues they care about – from affordable homes to vulnerable older people, and preventing mental ill health. In this way, we create opportunities for investors and enterprises to generate systemic social change, not just today but for generations to come.
Bank Workers Charity
The Bank Workers Charity (BWC) was set up in 1883 as the Bank Clerk’s Orphanage, to fund the care of children of bank clerks who were ill or had died. As the only occupational benevolent fund for the banking community, our mission today is to support the health and wellbeing of all current and former bank employees in the UK, and of their families. Each year, BWC helps thousands of people through the provision of information, advice, expert support and, in some cases, financial assistance.
BWC has been a social impact investor since 2013, and has a portfolio of over £2m of investment commitments, both direct and into managed funds. These investments are in the broad health, wellbeing and poverty areas and the social impact generated contributes to the fulfilment of our charitable objectives.