At The Spartans Community Football Academy our strength lies in developing strong partnerships with organisations who share our values and our vision to change lives in North Edinburgh.
"Social Investment Scotland (SIS) first met The Spartans Community Football Academy in 2009. They were one of the first investments to be approved from the Scottish Investment Fund - receiving some £900K. In fact, they were the first investment that I put through our credit committee after joining SIS and therefore will always be an important customer for us."
"Since that initial investment, SIS have been partners with The Academy, providing funding to replace the grass pitch with a 3G surface as well as exploring more ways in which we can continue to support their growth and impact. The Spartans Community Football Academy has an excellent reputation for running its business 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 Spartan Smilers] It is this focus, passion and innovation that helps The Academy stand out.”
"Support from partners like SIS allows us to grow and scale our business and deliver sustainable social impact in North Edinburgh. Our partners are instrumental in helping us be here for good."