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Our Funding Partners

The Spartans Community Football Academy is delighted to work with and receive vital support from a range of partners who share our vision and support us to change lives in North Edinburgh.

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Cash for Kids helps children who are disadvantaged through poverty, and who are sick or disabled. They also help groups and organisations that work to improve the lives of children in our community.

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Social Investment Scotland is a charity and social enterprise that provides loans to other charities, social enterprises and community groups across Scotland.

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Big Issue Invest are the social investment arm of the Big Issue. They invest in social enterprises and charities that prevent and tackle poverty and create opportunities for people across the UK.

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Every year, the Big Lottery distributes millions of pounds of the National Lottery's good cause money to community groups and charitable projects around the UK.

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Sportscotland's Facilities Fund provides grant funding for the provision or upgrading of all facilities for the general community.

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The Robertson Trust is currently the largest independent trust in Scotland and has a vision to improve the quality of life and realise the potential of people and communities in Scotland.

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BBC Children in Need is the BBC's UK corporate charity that aims to make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK.

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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. They do this by funding the charitable work of organisations with the ideas and ability to achieve positive change.

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The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) helps communities and enriches lives by combining the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership.

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The Rank Foundation is a UK grant-giving trust whose mission is to improve the lives of people and their communities across the UK by: encouraging and developing leadership; promoting enterprise and innovation and caring for the disadvantaged and the marginalised.

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SUEZ Communities Trust is an independent, not for profit funding organisation dedicated to making lasting improvements to community life. The Trust’s funding programmes are designed to improve a broad range of publicly accessible amenities which benefit a wide cross section of the community.


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Viridor Credits Environmental Company is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides funding for community, heritage and biodiversity projects around the UK through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.


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The SFP Trust promotes public participation in football for people of all ages regardless of ability or social circumstance by providing funding and support for grassroots clubs and other charitable organisations with football related projects.

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Become a partner

If you are interested in working with The Spartans Community Football Academy or want to find out more, please contact us.

"The Spartans Community Football Academy has an excellent reputation for running the business side of things exceptionally well and very professionally, whilst maintaining an absolute and responsible focus on the local community. Who would ever have thought that football could help improve dental health? [Through the Spartans Smilers programme.] It is this focus, passion and innovation that helps The Academy stand out.”

Alastair Davis, Social Investment Scotland