The Shetland Charitable Trust is our main funder, providing approximately 60% of our funding, in support of the provision of leisure and sports activities and facilities at locations throughout Shetland, to improve the quality of life for the people of Shetland.Visit website
Sportscotland is the national agency for sport in Scotland, providing us with a wide range of guidance, support and funding.Visit website
The objective of LEADER is to provide opportunities for individuals, businesses and communities to come together to support rural development and provide long lasting benefits to the local area with a particular emphasis on projects that are both innovative and “bottom up”. See “Shetland LEADER Programme 2014-20”, and “European Commission EAFRD”.
The Shetland Recreational Trust was awarded £326k in funding from the above programme, in support of a £1.5m project to develop a new fitness suite/gym and central reception in Clickimin Leisure Complex. Match funding of £919k was provided by Shetland Islands Council as part of its Anderson High School project, and we provided £232k from our own reserves.
The project was delivered and completed in 2019/20, and successfully met its aims including to:
- Increase capacity in the Gym
- Improve member engagement and provide an enhanced customer experience
- Protect and increase income whilst creating a powerful sales tool
- Promote greater participation
- Reduce our carbon footprint