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Princess Royal Sports and Community Trust


Facts & Figures

Organisation Name:Princess Royal Sports and Community Trust
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Area Served:The towns of Banff and Macduff and the Academy catchment area
Population:7,000 and serving a 10,500 rural population from outlying villages and settlements.
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The Princess Royal Sports & Community Trust was set up in 1997 to provide sport and leisure activities, both at its centre and through its outreach work. The Trust owns the stadium building it operates from and it provides facilities for physical recreation and leisure time activity, including a multi-gym, astro-turf sports pitches, and out-of-school childcare. The Trust also delivers outreach coaching/fitness sessions to local schools, nursing homes and in various town halls in the area. The Trust also delivers a wide range of sports programmes. Facilities include gym equipment, an astro turf sports pitch, coaching programmes, and outreach through primary schools, nursing homes and rural village halls. The Trust also offers diet and drug /alcohol workshops and delivers holiday programmes.

Legal Form:

Company Limited by guarantee with Charitable Status

Volunteers:12
People Benefitting:approx 1250 per week, all ages and abilities
Staff:8
Turnover:200k
Earned Income:

110k (includes service level agreements)

Assets:

They own the current building which stands on Council owned ground with a 99 year lease.

Value of assets:800,000k

Roots & Links

Origins:

The Princess Royal Sports Club was set up in 1997 to provide sport and leisure activities to mainstream users. The Princess Royal Sports and Community Trust was developed in 2000 with a broader remit to include people of all ages and abilities from the academy area, working both in the centre and outreach to deliver healthy lifestyle activities.

Governance:

Directors include a solicitor, former local Councillor of 40 years, Head of PE at the Academy, retired business director/ owner, Two local businessmen . They are voted on at the AGM.

Community Links:

Provides outreach programmes to local schools, nursing homes and village halls. The trust is also working with local GPs who refer patients to the centre to improve their health and fitness.  Delivers multi activity holiday programmes.

External Links:

Partnerships with 18 other organisations in the region.

Activities

Physical Hub:

Currently working with the Local Authority and the NHS on numerous activities promoting preventative medicines. Gym classes for all ages and pre school activity centre

Builds Local Capacity:

The trust provides work experience for students from 3 colleges and the local academy.  Skills for work and Uniform Services are also delivered through the facility.

Delivers Services:

Currently deliver a wide range of sports programmes. Facilities including gym facilities, astro turf sports pitch, coaching programmes, outreach through primary schools, nursing homes and rural village halls. Also offer diet and drug /alcohol workshops and deliver holiday programmes.

Develops/Manages Property:
Other:
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What Next

Biggest Challenge:

Sustainability!

Lessons Learned:

Crawl before you walk and more importantly ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. Consistency in delivery is also vitally important in our neck of the woods.

Aspirations:

To continue investigating ways to get our own community hall.

Contact

Name:Robert McLardy
Title:Managing Director
Address Line 1:56 Airlie Gardens
Address Line 2: AB45 1AZ
City:Banff
County:Aberdeenshire
Telephone:01261 818303
Fax:01261 813753
Email:admin@prsct.org
Website URL:
District:Aberdeenshire