Case Studies

A sample of recent fundraising completed for clients is summarised below for indicative purposes only. Once Crowdscrum’s team has your Application we can make judgement calls based on over thirty years’ experience of funding consultancy in sports and leisure.

Organisation: Brooklands Dragons Football Club


Project: Making a home for the future (Club refurbishment)

Brooklands Dragons JFC is a fresh, new club to the area with already established excellent reputation both on and off the pitch. Its’ privately owned grounds and first class pitches provide the base for a coaching philosophy with pride. The Club has a ‘continental’ approach to training which is already reaping rewards.  A family club with fun at the heart of everything it does. You’re welcome to see for yourself.

Brooklands Dragons JFC is a Community junior football club based at Sale Moor Cricket Club (opposite Lime Tree School) on Budworth Road in Sale.  The Club was founded in 2006 and currently comprises a membership of approximately 120 children from age 4 up to age 9.  There are 23 different schools represented within its membership and it accepts boys and girls from all backgrounds and ethnic groups.  Additionally, no child will ever be rejected based on ability.

The Club has achieved FA Charter Standard status, which is the recognition given by the FA to confirm that the it meets all requirements regarding child welfare and protection; CRB checks; coaching methods and qualifications; and facilities. Brooklands Dragons thinks it is important to play football the correct way, and to behave respectfully. This is why it expects all children and parents to adhere to the guidelines in the FA Respect Programme.

The Club has inherited a rundown plot of land.  There is a need for refurbishment of toilets, changing rooms, showers, kitchen and front patio area.  This to make appropriate for mixed gender and multi-sports usage for these age groups and the philosophy of the forward thinking group. The intention is with the right facilities children, young people and families will be brought further together.

Target (£): £38,000
Funding: 100%
Other parties: Forever Manchester

Organisation: Stockport Metro Swimming Club


Project: Making a splash in Rio Olympics 2016

The Club launched a crowd funding appeal to help bring in the necessary money to take its talented and aspiring athletes to a dedicated training camp. Coach, Richard Blackshaw said: “This Appeal is to help our swimmers attend a 4 week training camp based in Pretoria, South Africa. This Camp is a specific Altitude camp and will allow the swimmers to make a physiological adaptation that can make a huge difference at International levels where 100th of a second divides 1st from 4th. Training at altitude is impossible within our own Country hence the reason to travel to countries abroad.”

Stockport Metro has enjoyed a long history of podium success across all age groups at County, Regional, National and International levels, breaking countless British and Commonwealth records. Since moving to Grand Central Pools fourteen athletes have qualified for the Olympic Games, and the Club has produced four Olympic medallists, making it the most successful in British history.

As with all sports, reward is measured on performance and following the London 2012 Olympics the governing body suffered funding cuts, the cuts have been significant and since 2012 Stockport Metro funding has been cut until in 2015 it no longer receives any funding at all – which in the past has enabled the athletes to have the best environment and attend altitude camps.

Target (£): £2,400
Funding: 112%
Other parties: Sponsorise

Organisation: British Wrestling Association LTD


Project: Healthy eating, physical exercise and anti-obesity

This National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of wrestling sought funding to compensate for its loss of financial support after the sport was removed from the Olympic funding regime. Our Team worked on an innovative proposition to bring secondary income steams into the Organisation whilst addressing a much needed community initiative linking sport and health.

The focus was on the Academy in Salford, home to the British Wrestling Association, undertaking Olympic Freestyle Wrestling regular Local/Regional/National training and competitions. The initiative provided a great opportunity for children and adults to come and learn an Olympic sport or join Junior and Senior Teams in the fantastic Academy legacy of 2012 Olympics.

The Project “Wrestling the weight off” is a collaborative Project to tackle obesity in younger age-groups through a first time collaboration of a National Governing Body of Sport and a leading, local social enterprise with a track record on health matters in Salford.

Target (£): £16,000
Funding: 100%
Other parties: Salford City Partnership, Salford CCG, Social AdVentures

Organisation: Manchester Rugby Club


Project: Establishing a Girls u13s Team

A Club rich with tradition dating back to 1860. This makes it the second oldest rugby union club in the World. A 24-acre site with mix of sporting and social facilities. The strong commitment to community is clear with teams from under 7s to under 18s (not commonly found at other clubs). Addressing men (5 senior teams), women and a minis and juniors section with increasing profiles through their respective successes – on and off the pitch.

At the time there was no formal under 13s team. Following a terrific performance in the previous Year’s Greater Manchester Youth Games it was decided that rather than let this momentum fade away, Manchester Rugby would seek to establish a girls squad and this group sought funding with our help. A full time RFU community coach was expanding girls youth rugby in the Borough through years 7, 8 and 9.

Any funding secured would be used to provide playing kit for the team, Club’s membership fees, Rugby Football Union (RFU) affiliation fees and training equipment (i.e. cones, balls, fitness equipment etc).

Target (£): £975
Funding: 100%
Other parties: Stockport MBC

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